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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]
We've just released a new feature to
Labs- the Client Manager Builder. The Client Manager Builder can help you
manage anti-virus products from vendors that are not supported by the
Client Manager for Endpoint Protection (CMEP) site by generating
content for those unsupported anti-virus products. The CMEP site
currently supports the following vendors: McAfee, Symantec,
Trend Micro, Microsoft™, Sophos, Computer Associates, and IBM®.
For more information about how to use
this cool feature, please refer to this wiki: Using the... [More]
New content released
Reporting category: What info do I include when I open a Tivoli Endpoint Manager support case with IBM?
Problem determination category: Client level debug and data collection http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21574306&lnk=uctug_tivoli_dw_2012-11-16_tivoli_iea
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]
There is currently a 0 day advisory from Microsoft in which Microsoft has not provided a downloadable patch for yet. However they, have provided a workaround to disable the vulnerability.
Important Note: The workaround is a registry setting will disable remote VPN access on an endpoint which is using NDProxy to authenticate. So if the IEM agent on the endpoint requires a VPN connection to reach its parent relay or server, applying the workaround would make the agent not reachable to its parent relay or server.
Please note that the RPM Patching Dashboard (as well as other content) has moved to the Patching Support site from the Linux RPM Patching site. Action Required: Subscribe to the Patching Support site in the console to ensure you have continued access to this dashboard. *************ANNOUNCEMENT************** From: Announcements for BES Administrators < firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com , Date: 01/24/2013 02:46 PM Subject: [BESAdmin-Announcements] Content Modification in Linux... [More]
Detecting installations of a particular software on Windows is a simple job, but things get worst in case of Linux and UNIX, especially if the software was not installed using native binaries like rpm or deb packages. Windows has the registry (start -> run -> regedit.exe) to list all the required details of a product like install path, product version, locale or product type etc., but on Linux or UNIX it may not be that easy. There's a similar problem about detecting DB2 installations on Non-Windows OS without running ab IBM DB2... [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]
New flash training released for Tivoli Endpoint Manager v 8.2
This module is titled: Manually adding new software titles to the software usage analysis catalog
See all Tivoli IEA content here:
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 7 Security Bulletins... [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]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) has been released: New Fixlet Messages: - 279422001 2794220: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Enable MSHTML Shim Workaround - IE 6/7/8 - 279422003 2794220: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Disable MSHTML Shim Workaround - IE 6/7/8 Reason for Update: - Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2794220. Actions to Take: - None Published site version: - Patches for Windows (English), version 1699 Additional links: - None... [More]
We've added a lot of great features and enhancements in the 8.x platform releases, with even more fantastic new capabilities to come in future platform versions. However, in order for our products to fully take advantage of all of these great benefits, we need migrate deployments off version 7.2. That's why we're pre-announcing end of support for 7.2, with plenty of advance notice to our users. Here are some reasons to upgrade:
I ntegration with Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP - Provision and authenticate Console users through... [More]
If you are an MDM customer integrating your MDM and MaaS360 deployments, please see the updated instructions for acquiring Fiberlink Web Services access on the DevWorks IEM Wiki, at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/IBM%20MaaS360%20Integration%20for%20Unified%20Reporting .
In connection to Apple's recent security advisory ( http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5660 ) on the Java Web plug-in, we are advising all Mac users to upgrade to Java 6 update 51 and Java 7 update 25.
We have provided the following Fixlets for such purpose:
73130601 UPDATE: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 16
73130603 UPDATE: Java for Mac OS X 2013-004
74130618 UPDATE: Java Runtime Environment 7 update 25 Available