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IBM Proventia Network GX4004 Getting Started Manual

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Welcome
Congratulations on your new appliance!
This card will help you do the following:
Connect the Appliance
1
Configure Appliance Settings
2
Connect to Proventia Manager
3
Install the Product License
4
Update the Appliance
5
After you finish these tasks, the Proventia Network IPS G
and GX Appliance User Guide walks you through other
important tasks, such as:
• Setting up appliance management
• Configuring your security policies, including specifying
events and responses
• Creating firewall rules to protect your network
• Tracking alerts
• Monitoring important system information
Requirements:
• Power cord(s)
• Proventia serial console cable (blue)
• Ethernet crossover cable (red)
• For each inline segment:*
- A pair of Ethernet cables, straight-through or
crossover, depending on your network type
- A crossover adapter
• Additional Ethernet cables as needed
• PC with Internet Explorer and Internet connection
*IBM provides one crossover adapter and two one-foot Ethernet cables
(green) per segment.
A
B
GX4004 – Appliance Reference Guide
LCD Controller Module
A
Used for initial network configuration, restarting or shutting
down the appliance and obtaining IPS version information
USB Ports
B
C
Serial Console Port
Used for optional terminal-based setup and recovery
D
Management Ports
Management port 1 is used to communicate with
Proventia Manager and Proventia SiteProtector
central management system
Management port 2 is used exclusively for sending RSKill
(TCP Reset) responses
Getting Started
C
D
Protected Ports
E
Used for either inline intrusion
prevention (IPS mode) or passive
intrusion detection (IDS mode)
Inline prevention uses a pair of ports per segment.
Passive detection uses a single port per segment.
F
Power Supply
G
Power Switch
TM
Model GX4004
E
G
F

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  Summary of Contents for IBM Proventia Network GX4004

  • Page 1 • Additional Ethernet cables as needed central management system • PC with Internet Explorer and Internet connection Management port 2 is used exclusively for sending RSKill (TCP Reset) responses *IBM provides one crossover adapter and two one-foot Ethernet cables (green) per segment.
  • Page 2 Connect the Appliance Keep management and monitoring communication separate so network traffic can pass uninterrupted through the appliance’s network interface card (NIC). TCP Reset Cable the Appliance Management port 2, on the right, is the RS Kill (TCP Reset) port. The appliance does not send kill responses until you configure 1.
  • Page 3: Next Steps

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