Welcome to the Endpoint Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from network and service assurance experts. This Blog provides insights into the endpoint management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
IBM is pleased to announce a new dashboard for owners of the Patch Management product in the Endpoint Manager family. The Manage Download Plug-ins dashboard provides a central interface for administrators to oversee and manage download plug-ins in a deployed environment. In the past, administrators would run different management tasks, which are found in different sites, for each operating system. Note that the existing download plug-in tasks are being deprecated. Use the new dashboard to perform download plug-in management tasks . With the new... [More]
Just a quick note to let you know that we have increased our deployment size upgrade recommendations to encourage deployments of less than 15,000 seats to begin the upgrade process. As always, we recommend that you upgrade your servers and consoles at the same time because older consoles will not be able to connect with the upgraded server. We'll be updating our deployment size recommendations more frequently now that the holidays are over, so please subscribe to the blog's RSS feed to make sure you're aware of the latest updates. We'll... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the next release of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices. New Features in this release include: 1. Self-Service Portal End-users to manage their own devices. Users can login to the portal using their AD/LDAP credentials. They can view device details; and, in the event of loss or theft, they can issue wipe, lock, or reset password commands, among others. 2. Enhanced Enrollment Options Authenticated enrollment is now supported via AD/LDAP integration. Additionally, administrators can optionally present additional... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices Version 2.5!
Site Version 81 – December 12, 2013
Major Release Features
Microsoft Exchange Management Extender:
Enable support of Exchange 2013.
Plugin implementation for multitenant deployments.
Lotus Traveler Management Extender:
oPlugin implementation for multitenant deployments.
iOS 7 App Configuration Support.
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the content within the DISA and USGCB Checklists for Windows Operating Systems. 1) Additional DISA Vulnerability IDs have been added: 1. V-1077 2. V-1089 3. V-1095 4. V-1102 5. V-1103 6. V-1122 7. V-1126 8. V-1130 9. V-14250 10. V-14267 11. V-14268 12. V-14269 13. V-14270 14. V-15705 15. V-15706 16. V-15727 17. V-16021 18. V-16048 19. V-18010 20. V-3337 21. ... [More]
The IBM Mobile Device Management team is pleased to announce the release of Mobile Device Management 2.3 today.
New Major Features:
1. Enterproid Divide Integration Enhancements – You can now fully define and provision Divide policies through IEM for Mobile with our new Divide Policy Dashboard
2. Security Compliance Dashboard – Added a centralized view to help view and manage users who violate assigned security policies.
3. Refined UI for IBM Mobile Client for Apple iOS–... [More]
Hi everybody, We have been slowly transitioning our customer-facing documentation and technical info pages from our legacy BigFix sites to IBM systems. Here is a quick overview of some of the changes: New "Endpoint Management Community" -- This page basically links to all the pages discussed below. New "Endpoint Management" Blog -- (You are reading my first blog post.) We didn't have a blog at BigFix and instead used mailing list updates and forum posts. But... we think the blog is a better way to communicate and we... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The IBM Endpoint Manager team is pleased to announce the availability of two new wizards for creating custom Fixlets within the Security and Compliance product. The two new wizards -- " Create Custom Relevance SCM Content " and " Create Custom Unix SCM Content " -- allow you to easily create custom SCM Fixlets within the TEM Console without having to use an external tool. These wizards provide significant benefits over creating... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the content within the DISA and USGCB Checklists for Windows Operating Systems. USGCB: USGCB Checklist for Internet Explorer 8 --- site version 8 USGCB Checklist for Windows 7 ------------- site version 5 USGCB Checklist for Windows 7 Firewall -- site version 7 USGCB Checklist for Windows 7 Energy --- site version 8 Change list: - The metadata schema has been updated to support TEM SCA. This... [More]
Security Configuration Management (SCM) for Unix Systems The Security and Compliance team at IBM has UPDATED the content within the DISA Checklists for Windows operating systems. Additional DISA Vulnerability IDs have been added: * V-1077 * V-1089 * V-1095 * V-1102 * V-1103 * V-1122 * V-1126 * V-1130 * V-14250 * V-14267 * V-14268 * V-14269 * V-14270 * V-15705 * V-15706 * V-15727 * V-16021 * V-16048 * V-18010 * V-3337 * V-3481 * V-3487 Affected Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2003 DC ----------> site version 9 DISA STIG... [More]
Just a quick post on some of the setup and configuration changes you can expect in version 8.2. On upgrade, all existing Console users will be migrated to local users. Console users will be asked to provide .pvk files on initial login for the purposes of verification only and will not be used for subsequent login attempts. Consoles in 8.2 connect to the Server through HTTPS 52313. This replaces the previous method of ODBC connections. This is configurable. Account provisioning is now handled by the Console, not the BESAdmin tool. However,... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-008 MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 (1300801) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 - CORRUPT PATCH (1300802) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP2 (x64) (1300803) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP2 (x64) - CORRUPT PATCH (1300804) MS13-008:... [More]
We've just released our first Labs update of the new year: TEM Computer Browser! BigFix rocks at reporting and taking actions across hundreds of thousands of machines at a time. If you want to patch every machine in your deployment, you can do with just one click in BigFix. However, sometimes it can be difficult to get a simple all-in-one view of a specific computer from out many-computer-centric interface. This is where the new Computer Browser comes into play. Created by Lee Wei, the same guy that brought you such favorites as the... [More]
IBM starts to support CPU fixlets for Solaris platform. Fixlets for Critical Patch Update(CPU) 2012 April were released in the Patches for Solaris site. The latest version of Solaris Download plugin, v1.7 and Solaris download cache v6.0 are available to support CPU fixlets. fixlets released: 20120403 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10 20120404 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10 - Outdated Packages 20120401 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10_x86 20120402 Critical Patch Update 2012-04 - Solaris 10_x86 - Outdated... [More]
Here is some simple steps for new users. Let's take Patch Overview dashboard for example. First, enable Patching Support site: 1. Locate License Overview dashboard in BES Support site: 2. Ctrl+F to launch the Find window and type in Patching Support, it will help you to locate the Patching Support site in the License Overview dashboard. Then click Enable: 3. Wait until the site is up-to-date, currently the latest version is 26: Second, go to Patch Management... [More]
Hi All, We've just released a new Fixlet site to deploy and
manage Proventia Desktop and IBM Security Server Protection for Windows.
The site is named "Client Manager for Host Protection". "Client Manager for Host Protection" includes the following key capabilities: - Deploy and upgrade Server Protection and Proventia Desktop agents - Report on Server Protection and Proventia Desktop agent status and version Note
that as with other Client Manager content, this site is not a
replacement for the SiteProtector... [More]
SCM Content has been updated for the DISA UNIX Checklists! * Only the Linux OS's are affected by this update -- here are the new versions of the checklists: Self-Parameterizing Checklists: DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.1 ---------- now site version 6 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.2 ---------- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.3 ---------- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 6.1 ---------- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.00 --- now site version 5 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX... [More]
We are pleased to announce the release of the following features for Software Distribution. Key Highlights Ability to retrieve MSI return codes. New Application Management Group dashboard (Requires TEM version 8.2.1310) Details MSI Return Codes Tasks created by the Manage Software Distribution dashboard wrap the MSI installation inside a batch file. As a result, the return code reported in the TEM client logs corresponds to the batch file and not specifically to the MSI package. To address this issue, any new task created by the Manage... [More]
Here are two articles you will want to bookmark and continually come back to. The articles will be frequently updated to include new information, tips, and the most common problem solutions as well as procedures for gathering data for troubleshooting and engaging Support for assistance in problem resolution. Featured Documents for Tivoli Endpoint Manager http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21600475 What information do I include when I open a Support case with IBM? http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21505708 ... [More]