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IBM has modified content in the Mobile Device Management Site for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager. New/Changed Fixlet Messages: - Management Extender Fixlets - Upgrade Self Service Portal (ID 184) - Upgrade Proxy Agents (ID 191) Updated Analyses: - Management Extender Status (ID 87) - MDM Infrastructure Components Status (ID 153) New/Changed Wizards and Dashboards: - Setup and Configure Mobile Device Management - Health Checks - Mobile Device Security Overview (Web Report) Update Details: - The proxy agent will now correctly block actions from... [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]
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 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]
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]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging 3.0. This release has the following features: Seamless bare metal provisioning through integration with Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment Dashboard content to configure and manage Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment servers for bare metal provisioning Activity dashboard to keep track of re-image, capture, and bare metal deployment tasks Image Library dashboard expanded to support re-image task and bare metal profile creation Enhanced templating... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of Tivoli Endpoint Manager OS Deployment 2.2. This release has two feature additions • Driver Management - A new dashboard will be added to allow for uploading and managing drivers that are used during reimage and capture. • Bootable Media Creation Tool - A new tool will be available to create self contained bootable media for imaging an offline bare metal computer. New Dashboard: • Driver Library – Found in Systems Lifecycle->OS Deployment->Manage Images and Drivers New... [More]
The remaining patch (Internet Explorer 8 for WinXP SP2 x64) for the out-of-band security bulletin for September 2012 (MS12-063) has been
released. It is now available in Patches for Windows (English) site
version 1662. Gathering the new site version will show the Fixlet.
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]
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]
IBM has released version 2.0 of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Device Management (MDM).
New Major Features: Enhanced Multi-Tenancy Support – MDM now supports multi-tenancy with the addition of “enrollment” tags. See Additional Links section for more details. BlackBerry 10 support - BlackBerry 10 devices can now be managed through the Exchange Extender via the ActiveSync interface. Windows Phone 8 and Windows Surface RT support - These devices can now be managed through the Exchange Extender via the ActiveSync interface. Deny Email Access... [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]
Hey folks, Just wanted to update everyone and apologize for some recent issues accessing our technical information... We had a string of untimely issues of all sorts and it caused some outages... Here were the recent issues: Our support.bigfix.com and forum website were down intermittently in the last few weeks due to one of our network providers connectivity failure. We completed our scheduled forum transition, which transitioned to the new system just fine, but some users were unable to login with their new IBM forum account. If you had... [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. 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]
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]
A security vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL that affects some products in the IBM Endpoint Manager portfolio.
DESCRIPTION: OpenSSL could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the TLS/DTLS heartbeat functionality. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to expose 64k of private memory and retrieve secret keys. This vulnerability can be remotely exploited, authentication is not required and the exploit is not... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) has been modified: Modified Fixlet Message: MS12-053: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows XP SP3 - V2 (ID: 1205301) MS12-053: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows XP SP3 - V2 - CORRUPT PATCH (ID: 1205303) MS12-055: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Windows XP SP3 - V2 (ID: 1205501) MS12-055: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of... [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]
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]