IBM Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System Getting
Started for GX4000 Series Appliances
This document helps you do the following tasks:
v Connect the appliance
v Configure appliance settings
v Connect to Proventia
v Install the product license
v Update the appliance
After you finish these tasks:
v Use the applicable IBM
v Use the applicable IBM Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
v A: LCD Controller Module - used for initial network configuration, restarting or
v B: USB Ports
v C: Serial Console Port - used for terminal-based setup and recovery.
v D: Protected Ports- used for either inline intrusion prevention (IPS mode) or
v E: Management Ports
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Installation Guide to install specific firmware versions
Appliance User Guide to
– Set up appliance management
– Configure your security policies, including specifying events and responses
– Create firewall rules to protect your network
– Track alerts
– Monitor important system information
shutting down the appliance, and obtaining IPS version information.
passive intrusion detection (IDS mode). Inline prevention uses a pair of ports per
segment. Passive detection uses a single port per segment.
Note: Your port configuration may look slightly different depending on the
number of ports.
Management Port 1 is used to communicate with Proventia Manager and
Management Port 2 is used exclusively for sending TCP Reset responses
Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)