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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– Updated the iOS app to provide an... [More]
Hi. I’m Jude Lancaster and I am now the product manager for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that is part of the IBM Endpoint Manager Product. The product’s formal name is IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, (IEMfM). Boring. This product came as a development effort from an acquisition IBM made in 2010 called BigFix. So I just call it BigFix Mobile. You can too. Say it with me. BigFix Mobile. See? Way cooler than IEM for Mobile. Anyway, about me-I started with IBM... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce that we have just released a new dashboard called the Fixlet Maker to the Patching Support site. This dashboard provides an interface where you can create Fixlets for Windows application updates by using templates. For details, please refer to: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Creating%20custom%20Fixlets%20by%20using%20the%20Fixlet%20Maker The Fixlet Maker dashboard currently supports templates for the following Windows applications:... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the 'FDCC Checklist for Windows XP' site. Affected Sites: FDCC Checklist for Windows XP: site version 5 * The site versions have been included for air-gap customers. Changelist: Compliance relevance for Fixlet "Network access: Named Pipes that can be accessed anonymously" updated to be case insensitive. Please contact IBM... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing version 2.3 of Mobile Device Management, at the end of June. Major Release Features: Enterproid Divide Enhancements We have enhanced our Enterproid Divide offering. You can now fully define and provision Divide policies through IEM for Mobile with our new Divide Policy Dashboard. Security Compliance Dashboard IEM for Mobile Devices provides a sophisticated set of wizards for creating and deploying security policies to your mobile devices.... [More]
Going forward, updates for the "Patches for Windows (Japanese) JP" and "Patches for Windows (Simplified Chinese) CN" sites will no longer be published. Originally the sites were intended to provide localization support for consoles in the pre 8.0 era. Since we're now past 2 major platform release versions from 7.2, we're moving support away from these old sites. Any customer still using this content is advised to upgrade to at least 8.0 in order to see localized patch content on their deployments.
New Fixlet Messages: MS13-047 MS13-048 MS13-049 MS13-050 MS13-051 Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 5 Security Bulletins for June 2013. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows (English), version 1782 Additional links: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary: ht t p :/ / t ec h n et . m ic r o so f t .c o m /e n - us / s ec u r it y / bu l l et i n /m s 1 3- jun Application Engineering Team Tivoli Endpoint Manager
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated content for the DISA Unix checklists. In-line parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ : DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 7.1: site version 3 DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 6: site version 6 Action Script based parameterization: SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on RHEL 6: site version 6 Changelist: - Added "Source Severity" field to the Fixlets ... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) IBM is pleased to announce the availability of the new security configuration management checklists for IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance. The new checklists based on guidance provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA – US DoD) are listed below. New Sites (in-line parameterization model): DISA STIG Checklist for Internet Explorer 8 RG03: site version 1 DISA STIG Checklist for Internet Explorer 9... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the 'FDCC Checklist for Windows XP' site. Affected Sites: FDCC Checklist for Windows XP: site version 4 * The site versions have been included for air-gap customers. Changelist: The compliance relevance for check: "Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL" was updated to evaluate the value of "0" as not compliant. ... [More]
Welcome to IBM Tivoli Customer Support for Tivoli Endpoint Manager. This communication is designed to help you derive maximum value from your Tivoli Endpoint Manager software by providing you with helpful e-Support technical information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to other key information. Please take a moment to read through the materials provided below. We are confident that you will find these resources helpful and informative. Tivoli Endpoint Manager On-line Self-Help Resources:... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated content for the DISA Solaris 10 checklists. In-line parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ : - DISA STIG Checklist for Solaris 10 v16 Action Script based parameterization: - SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on Solaris 10 v32 Changelist: - Added zone support for GEN003540 and GEN005720 *Site versions provided for air-gap customers. Please... [More]
I wanted to take a minute to highlight two recent success stories with IBM Endpoint Manager and how customers are gaining real value from the solution, which may prompt you to think about additional uses in your own environment. I think it is important to look at actual customer savings to understand the value of a solution. This reminds me of a story that I heard on NPR yesterday concerning the G8 Summit in Ireland. Ireland was hit very hard by the 2008 financial crisis, but David Cameron wanted things to look nice for the... [More]
I BM recently released IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0 (IEM) on Linux. With the new release of IEM 9.0, server component of IEM can now be installed on RHEL 6.1 and above, with IBM DB2 10.x as the database. In order to explore the new features and capabilities of IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0, lets quickly install the IEM 9.0 evaluation version. Before you start creating a POC image, its recommended to read tutorial: How to create a YUM repository from an ISO image or mounted CD. You may download the IEM Linux Server installer from... [More]
We are pleased to announce the release of the new site "Patches for Ubuntu 1204". The site contains fixlets for patching Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, for desktop and server versions. The site supports both amd64 and x86 architectures. Supported Ubuntu Versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Type of Patches: Security Supported Versions of IBM Endpoint Manager: IBM Endpoint Manager 8.0 and later Affected Fixlet Messages: All fixlets and tasks in the "Patches for Ubuntu... [More]