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Starting in August of 2013, VMWare has started using dynamically generated URLs for their ESX patch downloads. This change in how VMWare generates download links for their patches resulted in the development of a download plug-in for deploying ESX patches through IEM. The ESX download plug-in can be registered to IEM Servers and Relays using the "Manage Download Plug-ins" dashboard provided by the "Patching Support" site. The download plug-in is only required for Patches released during August, 2013 or later. All previous... [More]
The IBM Endpoint Manager for Security Compliance Analysis team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.4. Security Compliance Analysis version 1.4 contains the following enhancements: 1. Option to configure Multiple Datasources 2. Support for import from IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0 datasource running on DB2 or MSSQL. 3. Support for LDAP authentication 4. Option to configure session timeout 5. Ability to reuse delete users 6. ... [More]
Fix Pack 2 was recently released with a major installer change involving YUM for dependencies. This article walks through a fresh installation for this newly released version of Endpoint Manager. Read more at http://bigfix.me/blog/post/2013/9/19/installing-endpoint-manager-v9-0-777-for-rhel-fix-pack-2-release -
This webcast will be held on October 10th, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET, US OVERVIEW : This technical preview, demonstration, and strategy overview will explore a path for easily integrating IBM Endpoint Manager's patch status information for your computers into your management tools using Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC). ABOUT THE SPEAKERS : Christopher Lazzaro - Christopher is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect of Jazz for Service Management. He helps to establish IBM’s open strategy... [More]
Is your organization prepared for a software audit? While 64 percent of organizations have implemented varying degrees of tools, processes and reporting to at least begin the journey to effectively manage their software assets, another 31 percent still deal with software issues on an ad hoc basis. These organizations have little insight into or control over which software assets they deploy, or where and how those assets are being used. This ad hoc approach leads to increased IT spend as asset managers manually update spreadsheets that are... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the releasing of Mobile Device Management version 2.4 site next week. Major Release Features Application Management for Enterproid Divide on Android Device Security Compliance Web Report General bug fixes and enhancements in both content and installed components Localization fixes Android App Changes Added support for Android x86 devices and optimized agent for ARMv7 devices. Reduced the footprint of the agent by around 5MB Improved SAFE detection and error handling on non-safe devices. Fixed... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the releasing Mobile Device Management version 2.4 site next week. Major Release Features Application Management for Enterproid Divide on Android Device Security Compliance Web Report General bug fixes and enhancements in both content and installed components Localization fixes Android App Changes Added support for Android x86 devices and optimized agent for ARMv7 devices. Reduced the footprint of the agent by around 5MB Improved SAFE detection and error handling on non-safe devices. Fixed... [More]
Today, Apple is releasing iOS 7, and I am proud to say IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices supports it today as well . Our developers have worked very hard to ensure our customers will be able to take advantage of many of the new features specifically geared towards enterprises in iOS 7, including per-app VPN, control of “open-in,” and better application and security management. While upgrading an operating system is a challenge for any enterprise, having a tool that supports new, relevant,... [More]
IBM has released a patch release for the Mobile Device Management site. Major Changes: Updated iOS Profile Configuration dashboard Updated Enterprise App Management dashboard Added Fixlets to set and remove organization information (Fixlets 700, 701) Additional localization fixes Warning: Some iOS 7 features do not appear to be currently supported by Apple Inc., such as VPN Profile App Association. While fully implemented in Mobile Device Management for IBM Endpoint Manager, many iOS features,... [More]
Just to let folks know, we have content that just got released for the out of band IE stuff Microsoft just released. You can read all about it here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048912/microsoft-rushes-urgent-fix-for-internet-explorer.html#tk.rss_all http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2887505 The fixlets that implement the Fixit workaround are: 288750502 2887505: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution - Enable MSHTML Shim Workaround - IE 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 ... [More]
Do not register iOS7 devices into IEM for Mobile Devices until ALL iOS extenders in your environment have been upgraded to version 9.0.40039, which was released on September 3rd, in site version 73. Any iOS 7 device that connects to an iOS Management Extender earlier than version 9.0.40039 will cause a larger than normal load on that management extender, resulting in severe performance degradation. Please upgrade your iOS Management Extenders using Fixlet id 94, "Upgrade Management Extender for Enrollment and Apple iOS... [More]
IBM announces the availability of IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.1. The content in the Tivoli Remote Control Site has been modified to support the release of the new IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.1. The full build number for Interim Fix Pack 1 is 9.0.1.0035. Modified Fixlet Messages: - The deployment tasks have been updated to install the 9.0.1 components. - The upgrade tasks have been updated to upgrade the installed components to the 9.0.1 version. - The IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control Server Installer... [More]
We've updated the Mobile Device Management site with the following changes: Fix for Adobe Flash Player. Added additional warning about upgrading your iOS Extender for iOS 7. Published site version: Mobile Device Management, version 74
Hey just a heads up, we're currently investigating reports of the latest version of flash player (11.8.800.168) breaking things in our flash based dashboards. The version before that (11.8.800.94) is still okay. As soon as we have a fix we'll be posting about it here.
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-067 MS13-068 MS13-069 * MS13-070 * MS13-071 * MS13-072 MS13-073 MS13-074 MS13-075 ... [More]