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IBM has released several new features in the Mobile Device Management Fixlet Site for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager. 1. Nitrodesk Touchdown support The TEM Agent now integrates with Nitrodesk Touchdown. This allows TEM to control a richer set of configurations on Android devices, such as selective wipe, and security polices like password length, encryption etc. 2. Google Cloud Messaging The Android agent can now use Google Cloud Messaging to provide much quicker response times to action commands. 3. Proxy Agent enhancements The Proxy Agent... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS12-061 MS12-062 Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 2 Security Bulletins for September 2012. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows (English), version 1654 Additional links: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-sep Application Engineering Team Tivoli Endpoint Manager
IBM Tivoli Endpoint
Manager for Security and Compliance
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 Center for Internet Security (CIS)
and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA – US DoD) are:
parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ :
- CIS Checklist for AIX
5.3 and 6.1 v2 - CIS Checklist for Mac
OS X... [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 Checklists for UNIX operating systems. DISA UNIX: Updated Checks: * GEN000340 - Added parameter functionality * GEN000360 - Added parameter functionality Affected Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 6 ----------------- site version 3 SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on RHEL 6 ------site version 3 Please contact IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager Technical Support if... [More]
IBM has released several new features in the Mobile Device Management Fixlet Site for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager. New configuration profile features -Configure a profile to automatically be removed at a specified date -Disable recent contacts from syncing for a given email account -Disable passbook while device is locked -Disable shared photo streams New configuration profile features for devices supervised by Apple Configurator -Enforce routing all HTTP traffic through a global proxy -Lock the device to a single application and disable the... [More]
Apple released their iOS6 update today, which is now available to all end-users on supported devices. More info about iOS 6 is available from Apple's website: http://www.apple.com/ios/ The IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices team is pleased to announce same-day support for the new Apple iOS6 release. Here is what to expect: The previous versions of IBM Endpoint Manager components (including the Management Extender for Apple iOS and the IBM Mobile Client app) will support iOS6 without any issues. However, the previous versions won't... [More]
Microsoft has made an announcement that there will be an out-of-band security bulletin for September 2012. This out-of-band security bulletin addresses a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, most likely for the following security advisory: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760 It is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 21st. We will provide Fixlets for this security bulletin once it is released. For more information about this security bulletin, see Microsoft's notification:... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the BES Asset Discovery and SCM Reporting site for enhancements. SCM Reporting --- site version 40: * Enhancement: "Synchronize Custom Checks" Wizard: - New functionality to detect removals and deletions of checks in external checklists - Targeted content syncing: An external checklist (source) is compared to a custom checklist (destination) for synchronization ... [More]
We are currently working on the Sept 2012 out of band security bulletins. The English content will be out later today in the afternoon. We discovered that the patch for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP SP2 x64 doesn't exist yet from Microsoft. We will release the rest of the content and release this missing patch once Microsoft releases it. Thanks.
The out-of-band September 2012 security bulletins have been released in Patches for Windows (English) site version 1661. Gathering the new site version will show the Fixlets. Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS12-063 Superseded Fixlet Messages: MS12-052 Important Note: Microsoft has not released a patch for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP SP2 x64 systems. Once Microsoft releases it, we will release a Fixlet for it as well.
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 Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the content within the DISA Checklists to be compatible with the latest "Create Custom Checklist" Wizard in the SCM Reporting site. Affected Sites: * DISA STIG Checklist for SUSE 9 ---------------- site version 9 * DISA STIG Checklist for SUSE 11 -------------- site version 9 Please contact IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager Technical Support if you have any questions regarding... [More]
The content of MS12-063 in Patches for Windows non-English sites was available this Monday morning. Here is to broadcast the news. More history information can be found here: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=456144&tstart=0 Thanks!