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IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance
Security Configuration Management (SCM)
IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) for Configuration Management is pleased to announce the support for SCAP 1.2 data stream and has updated the content in the following site.
Published site details:
SCM Reporting = v78
The Security and Management team provides the following command line tools to help you ensure that systems are compliant with security parameters and policies:
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Patching Windows clusters is largely a manual effort that is time-consuming and leaves plenty of room for error. If a mistake is made in patching your “mission critical applications” it can cost $50k, $100k or for some customers $Millions per outage. Depending on what versions of Windows you’re using, there’s little-to-no tooling to help you with this important task, and unfortunately it’s not one you can delay due to the exposure to your organization of not having the latest security patches... [More]
Mobile Device Management for Endpoint Manager iOS Management Extender patch has been released!
Code changes in this patch improve performance, stability, and the capacity to offer large applications.
None. This is a recommended patch for customers experiencing stability or application download problems. To apply it use Fixlet ID 94, "Upgrade Management Extender for Enrollment and Apple iOS (9.0.60052)."
An update to MaaS360 Mobile Device Management for Endpoint Manager has been released!
This update changes the device refresh interval to 1 day (24 hours). It addresses potential problems related to network congestion and API load, and brings the Extender into compliance with the latest MaaS360 API requirements.
Inactive devices removed from the console will no longer report back to, or reappear in, Endpoint Manager. Customers will notice this change when they reconfigure their MaaS360... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce version 9.2.0 of the IBM Endpoint Manager platform.
This is a major version upgrade that is available to all IBM Endpoint Manager customers at no charge.
The 9.2.0 release is focused on stability, performance, usability of proxy configuration and enhancements in the subject of Role Based Access Control.
Version numbers are now referred to by the Major.Minor.Patch triplet in Fixlets and Content.
This enables more seamless updates to different components within the platform.
IBM is pleased to announce the release of supplementary content for Recommended Patch Cluster Fixlets. The Recommended Patch Cluster patch contains hundreds of updates and requires a significant amount of disk space to download and install.
Disk space check
The 'Solaris 10: Insufficient Disk Space - /var' task (ID 3) that checks whether the file system containing /var has sufficient space to extract and install Recommended Patch Cluster patches.
Client pre-cache configuration setting... [More]
Along with the general availability of IBM Endpoint Manager 9.2 today, we're also announcing an important change to our Windows platform support.
What is changing?
Starting in the upcoming IBM Endpoint Manager 9.2 release, the IEM Server, Console and Web Reports components will only be supported on 64-bit operating systems. This is a change to our previously supported Windows platforms for these components to enable more effective use of system resources and functionality enhancements that have been blocked by 32-bit... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce that patch content against SSL version 3.0 Vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566), also known as Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) Vulnerability, is available in the IBM Endpoint Manager Patches for Windows (English) site, version 2103.
Users will need to apply the Security Advisory 3009008 Fixlet Messages as workarounds to address the CVE-2014-3566 vulnerability.
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IBM AIX team is pleased to announce the release of a new AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard to provide support for deploying of Technology Level and Service Pack updates to alternate disk clones.
The AIX Advanced Deployment Wizard works by creating custom copies of existing deployment Fixlets with modified action scripts. The new wizard also provides methods for modifying the list of available boot devices and removing unwanted alternate disk clones.
For more information about the wizard, see ... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released.
New Fixlet Messages:
Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins:
Reason for Update:
Microsoft has released 8 Security Bulletins for October... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager is pleased to announce the release of Security and Compliance Analytics version 1.5. This version provides report viewing enhancements, REST API report definitions, expansion of SCA support, and bug fixes.
Ability to configure report definitions across TEMA instances through REST API
Enhanced report viewing
View only the relevant checks, checklists, and reports
Automatic exclusion of non-relevant template checklists from a user's SCA reports... [More]
It’s been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s great advice — unless you’re the one who needs the cure!
Such is the case for those who’ve been infected with the Bash Bug. It doesn’t take more than a quick web search to understand the severity of the bug. There is a lot of focus on prevention—which is great advice and something definitely worth listening to. But there’s not a lot of information about the cure—until now.
Join our Unified Endpoint... [More]