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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]
Curious about how Tivoli Endpoint Manager can help to secure your enterprise endpoints? There are currently two Redbooks published that contain information about the Tivoli Endpoint Manager and its use in securing your enterprise. IBM Security Solutions Architecture for Network, Server and Endpoint: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247581.html?Open Chapter 9 of this Redbook focuses in on how Tivoli Endpoint Manager fits into the overall IBM Security Blueprint ( http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp4528.html?Open ) for enterprise... [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 are pleased to announce that TEM Power Management now supports MAC OS X Lion (10.7), Windows 2008, and Windows 2008 R2. Actions to Take: Please apply Fixlet ID 58 “Enable Power Tracking with Default Assumptions” to applicable computers. Please create new power profiles under “Manage Power Profiles” to change power settings for new supported OSes. Published site version: Power Management, version 32 As part of this Fixlet release and our ongoing review of all of our Fixlets, we have also successfully reduced the size of this Fixlet
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 For details of the... [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]
Just wanted to let you guys know that our Patch Tuesday kernel fixlets
for Jan 2012 are live. They are going to be in Enterprise Security version 1557. For
now, we have content for: MS12-001 thru MS12-006. MS12-007 should be
coming out a little later. You can find the security bulletin releases from Microsoft here. Happy patching.
Earlier today, Microsoft released an out-of-band security bulletin related to vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework. We published the Fixlets for this bulletin in Patches for Windows site at around 3pm PST. The Fixlets in localized versions of the sites are now available as well.
Just wanted to let you guys know that our Patch Tuesday kernel fixlets for December 2011 are live. They hit the world roughly 15 minutes ago or so. They are going to be in Enterprise Security version 1549. For now, we have content for: MS11-087 MS11-090 MS11-092 MS11-093 MS11-095 MS11-097 MS11-098 MS11-099 The rest of the bulletin content should be coming out a little later. Happy patching.
Just wanted to let you guys know that our Patch Tuesday fixlets for November 2011 are live. They hit the world roughly forty minutes ago. We also published the re-release of MS11-037 as part of that push. We'll be working next on the non-English Patch Tuesday fixlets.
As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the size of our Fixlets, we are publishing a new version of the OS Deployment Fixlet today. There is no change to function, but this new version will require less disk space. The new version number is 11.
The following patches are now available in site version 1592: MS12-032 MS12-033. The rest (MS12-029, MS12-030, MS12-031, MS12-034, MS12-035) and the non-English content will be available later today. Thanks.
Fixlets for the following security bulletins are now available in version 1627 of Patches for Windows (English) site: MS12-046 MS12-050 We expect to publish Fixlets in the localized versions of Patches for Windows site by the end of Wednesday, 11 July (PDT).