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IBM announces the availability of Interim Fix Pack 1 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.0.
The content in the Tivoli Remote Control Site has been modified to support the release of the new Interim Fixpack 1 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.0.
The full build number for Interim Fix Pack 1 is 9.0.0.0102.
Modified Fixlet Messages:
- The deployment tasks have been updated to install the Interim Fixpack 1 components.
- The upgrade tasks have been updated to upgrade the installed components to the... [More]
The IBM Mobile Device Management team is pleased to announce the upcoming release of MDM 2.2 end of April.
Some features included in this release are initial Enterproid Integration and Web Admin Portal.
Another announcement will be made when the update has been released.
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Security Configuration Management (SCM)
The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the legacy DISA Windows sites to include site relevance and the 'Create Custom Checklist' Wizard in the 'SCM Reporting' site to improve site compatibility.
SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on Windows 2008 Domain Controllers: site version 3
SCM Checklist for DISA... [More]
IBM has released a patch release for the Mobile Device Management site.
- Android Notifier now works with BigFix 9.0 servers on Linux
- Public Key Synchronizer (for multitenancy) now works with BigFix 9.0 servers on Linux
- Setup Dashboard for BlackBerry Management Extenders will now automatically accept the BlackBerry Enterprise Server certificate without requiring users to manually select and upload it
- Setup Dashboard for BlackBerry Management Extenders no longer requires that an "Enrollment... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-028 MS13-029 MS13-030 * MS13-031 MS13-032 MS13-033 MS13-034 * MS13-035 * MS13-036 * This is publication 1 of 2. The noted bulletins are not included in the first publishing. Completion of the content is coming. Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 9 Security Bulletins for April 2013. Actions to Take: None Published site version:... [More]
The hosting environment for our social platform is scheduled for an upgrade and maintenance this month. In preparation for the upgrade, the IBM Endpoint Manager forum will be in read-only mode from April 6 (9 PM EST) to 12 (4 PM EST). Maintenance period is from April 12 (5 PM EST) to 15 (8 AM EST), during which the IBM Endpoint Manager forum , IBM Endpoint Manager wiki , IBM Endpoint Manager blog , and IBM Endpoint Manager community (group) will not be available. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you. Services will... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) IBM is pleased to announce the availability of the new security configuration management checklists for Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance. The new checklists based on guidance provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA – US DoD) are: In-line parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ : - DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 5 - RG03 v1 - DISA STIG Checklist for Solaris 10 - RG03 v1 Action Script based parameterization: - SCM... [More]
IBM has released version 2.1 of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Device Management (MDM). New Major Features: 1. Reworked App Management – Viewing, deploying, and managing mobile apps has been completely remade into a more intuitive and streamline process 2. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Support – BlackBerry 4-7 devices can now be managed through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using our new BlackBerry Management Extender 3. Smart-cloud for Notes Support - Updated our Lotus Traveler Extender to support the enhanced features available in the... [More]
In November 2012, we introduced a new operating system deployment product release, OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging 3.0 . You can read about all of the great features in this blog post by Jason here . In order to facilitate bringing our users the best possible combination of functionality and usability, we need to retire some of the older OS deployment sites, which have less functionality and, in fact, are completely deprecated by the new OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging site. In approximately 6 months time, we will be retiring... [More]
Many companies look at Software Asset Management (SAM) as
something they can manage with spreadsheets and home grown software. Until a software company performs a license
audit and they find their spreadsheets are out of date and then the CEO wants
to know why the company is faced with a huge unplanned software bill. Or maybe their software costs are consuming
more and more of their limited IT budget and management wants to know if all
these software licenses are really being used.
Seems like a good question, but they can’t even... [More]
IBM has updated the Mobile Device Management site to support version 9.0 of the IBM Endpoint Manager Platform. Changed Fixlets: - Upgrade Proxy Agents (ID 191) Required Actions: - Endpoint Manager Platforms that have upgraded to version 9.0 should run the Upgrade Proxy Agents Fixlet Message (ID 191) on all applicable systems. - Older Endpoint Manager Platforms can run the Fixlet Message, but it is not required for compatibility and will not cause adverse effects. Published site version: - Mobile Device Management, version 59 Additional Links:... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-021 * MS13-022 MS13-023 MS13-024 MS13-025 MS13-027 * * This is publication 2 of 2. The noted bulletins are have been published in the first publishing. Fully Superseded Fixlet Messages: MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 (Superseded) (ID: 1300901) MS13-009: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-021 MS13-022 * MS13-023 * MS13-024 * MS13-025 * MS13-027 * This is publication 1 of 2. The noted bulletins are not included in the first publishing. Completion of the content is coming. Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 7 Security Bulletins for March 2013. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows (English), version 1742... [More]
With the release of IBM Endpoint Manager Version 9.0 comes a suite of documentation, including updates to existing documentation as well as new documentation: 9.0 Information Center: Console Operator's Guide Administrator's Guide Web Reports Guide Software Use Analysis 2.0 Remote Control DevWorks Wiki: 9.0 Inspector References REST API and CLI tool documentation " Getting Started with SUA 2.0 " (.pdf)
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The Getting Started with Software Use Analysis 2.0 Guide is intended for users who want to learn how to perform the basic tasks in SUA 2.0. From the guide, you can learn how to: migrate the BFInventory database and software catalog customization. manage and configure the system (create data sources and manage computer groups). manage the deployment (exclude computers from being scanned and manage scanning schedule). update software catalog based on scan and raw usage data. manage reports (types of reports, filter reports, manage saved reports,... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0 announced today (March 5 th) at the IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas. This version delivers expanded platform coverage, new core capabilities that improve security and simplify programming interfaces, and product enhancements across the Endpoint Manager family. The electronic general availability (eGA) date is March 8 th . The announcement letter provides complete details on the announcement and a set of PowerPoint charts are also available. IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0 adds new core capabilities and extends its... [More]
At the Monday morning Pulse general session there was a lot of talk about the coming convergence of three major technologies: Mobile , Cloud and Big Data. IBM sees this as a major transformation of IT which requires a holistic approach. However, at the same time it was mentioned that 49% of CIO see a gap in there ability to execute. How can they address the need to do more, faster while budgets are shrinking? The answer is in the ability to balance innovation with optimization, which can result in improved efficiency. Let’s look at... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has: updated FDCC Windows, USGCB Windows, SCM Reporting refreshed DISA Windows Affected Sites: FDCC Checklist for Internet Explorer 7 v3 FDCC Checklist for Windows Vista v4 FDCC Checklist for Windows XP v3 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2003 DC v14 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2003 MS v13 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2008 DC v12 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2008 MS v12 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows... [More]
Please join us at Pulse 2013, which will be held March 3-6 in Las Vegas. Pulse 2013 will feature today’s hottest topics, including Cloud, Mobility, Security and Smarter Physical Infrastructure, to demonstrate how IBM can help you optimize your business infrastructure and deliver ultimate business value. Discover the latest IBM products and solutions and hear real-life experiences from IBM clients who have improved the economics of their business infrastructures while delivering innovative products and services to their customers. Register... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-009 * MS13-010 * MS13-011 * MS13-012 MS13-013 MS13-014 * MS13-015 * MS13-016 * MS13-017 * MS13-018 * MS13-019 * MS13-020 * * The noted bulletins have been included in Update 1. Microsoft has released 12 Security Bulletins for February 2013. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows (English), version... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-009 MS13-010 MS13-011 MS13-012 * MS13-013 * MS13-014 MS13-015 MS13-016 MS13-017 MS13-018 MS13-019 MS13-020 * The noted bulletins are not included in this publishing. Completion of the content is coming. Fully Superseded Fixlet Messages: MS11-038: Vulnerability in OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows XP... [More]
you look at the lifecycle management needs of distributed endpoints and
data center servers you quickly realize they are quite similar. They all need software distribution, patch management, OS deployment and inventory management. With
the delivery of IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation , which
builds upon IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management, you can now
manage desktops, laptops and data center servers (both
physical and virtual) from a single user interface. With
task sequencing you can now perform... [More]
This should be a great year for endpoint management at Pulse. I have been working on the sessions for Pulse and we have an abundance of customers led sessions this year. In the Best Practices and Case Studies in Endpoint Management track, which is part of the larger Mobile track, customers will describe how they are using endpoint managment. The focus this year is on delivering more technical content. There is also a new Endpoint Management User Group meeting on Sunday. Read all about it in my Pulse Blog . Hope to see you there. ... [More]