Welcome to the BigFix Blog, where you can read the perspectives from network and service assurance experts. This Blog provides insights into the endpoint management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Security Configuration Management (SCM) for Unix Systems The Security and Compliance team at IBM has modified the content within the UNIX System checklists to add enhancements. ---- Site Versions ---- Self-Parameterizing Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.1 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.2 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.3 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 6.1 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.00 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.11 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.23 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 3 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for... [More]
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we are in the process of reviewing and updating our fixlets. The good news is that these changes will have a positive impact on your environments by reducing the size of the fixlets while maintaing all of the same function. As we progress I will post to the blog which fixlets are being updated each day. We will begin rolling out these changes next week, updating between 4-6 sites a day.
Just a quick post on some of the setup and configuration changes you can expect in version 8.2. On upgrade, all existing Console users will be migrated to local users. Console users will be asked to provide .pvk files on initial login for the purposes of verification only and will not be used for subsequent login attempts. Consoles in 8.2 connect to the Server through HTTPS 52313. This replaces the previous method of ODBC connections. This is configurable. Account provisioning is now handled by the Console, not the BESAdmin tool. However,... [More]
We just published the Fixlets for Patches for Windows sites for German, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified) languages. The Patch Tuesday content for the remaining language sites should be available by Wednesday evening PST.
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.
Just a heads up, our tenative delivery times for this upcoming Patch Tuesday are 2:00PM PST for all patches. We'll release non-English security patches shortly afterwards. You can find more information about the upcoming November Patch Tuesday here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-nov
There is a document created listing all the supported endpoint protection products for CMEP at this wiki page: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Client%20Manager%20for%20Endpoint%20Protection%20%E2%80%93%20Supported%20Products It will be updated once a support for a new product is published.
Security Configuration Management (SCM) for Unix Systems The Security and Compliance team at IBM has modified the content within the UNIX System checklists to add per user ignore for the following controls: AIX 5.3 & 6.1 GEN000800 GEN000540 GEN000620 GEN000600a GEN000580 GEN000680 GEN000700 RHEL 4 & 5 GEN000540 GEN000700 Solaris 8, 9 & 10 GEN000540 ---- Site Versions ---- Self-Parameterizing Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.1 v7 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.2 v6 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.3 v6 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX... [More]
We expect to publish Fixlets for the localized versions of the October 2011 security patches by Thursday (13 Oct 2011) evening Pacific Time. We will post an update on this blog once the content for non-English versions of Patches for Windows Fixlet sites is published.
The second set of Fixlets for October Patch Tuesday is now available in version 1530 of the EnterpriseSecurity site. This set covers the following security bulletins: * MS11-078: Vulnerability in .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution * MS11-079: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway Could Cause Remote Code Execution * MS11-082: Vulnerabilities in Host Integration Server Could Allow Denial of Service
Hi All, We are considering developing some content to support reporting and basic management of BitLocker deployments. If you use BitLocker, or are considering deploying it in the future, please share your thoughts on the below areas to help us build a more useful offering. If you'd like to provide input in a private forum, feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. (1) Do you currently use BitLocker, or plan to deploy it soon? If not, are you using another disk encryption technology? (2) If you are using BitLocker, on how many... [More]
We just released the first set of Patch Tuesday patches for October 2011. They should all be included in version 1529 of the Enterprise Security site. This first set includes content for: MS11-075 MS11-076 MS11-077 MS11-080 MS11-081 The rest of the patches are scheduled to be delivered around 9:30PM PST.
Just a heads up, our tenative delivery times for this upcoming Patch Tuesday are: 2:00PM PST for Kernel Patches 9:30PM PST for all Patch Tuesday Patches You can find more information about the upcoming October Patch Tuesday here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-oct
We have just published another set of updates to our Client
Manager for Endpoint Protection site to add support for the most recent versions
of supported vendor products: Symantec
Endpoint Protection 12 McAfee VirusScan
Enterprise 8.8 McAfee GroupShield 7.0 / McAfee
Security 7.6 for Microsoft Exchange Forefront
Client Security CA Anti-Virus / Total Defense
Hi All, Lately, we have seen an increased adoption of Microsoft Forefront, so we recently added support for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection to our Client Manager for Endpoint Protection (CMEP) Fixlet site. Customers can now use CMEP to support the following Microsoft Forefront management tasks: - Report on agent health (running, stopped) - Report on client information (definition versions, engine version, client status, etc) - Deploy definition updates via the Microsoft Forefront Update Wizard - Enforce a policy that monitors the... [More]
The Inspector Search site been updated and enhanced. Try it out: http://support.bigfix.com/inspectorsearch/inspector_search.html (It can also be reached at the link at search.bigfix.com) New functionality includes enhanced descriptions of inspectors. For example: 1. In the Type field, enter substring. 2. Click the Find Inspectors button. 3. It should list 19 inspectors that match that criterion. Click on start of <substring>. The search result is displayed. Before this addition to the program, no type information was provided.... [More]
Hi everybody, We have been slowly transitioning our customer-facing documentation and technical info pages from our legacy BigFix sites to IBM systems. Here is a quick overview of some of the changes: New "Endpoint Management Community" -- This page basically links to all the pages discussed below. New "Endpoint Management" Blog -- (You are reading my first blog post.) We didn't have a blog at BigFix and instead used mailing list updates and forum posts. But... we think the blog is a better way to communicate and we... [More]
There is a new wiki for all IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) best practices, and it can be found here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager As with all Service Management Connect wikis,
you can expect to find a lot of information created by subject matter
experts, including but not limited to the following content: Best practices Customizations Fixlet authoring Lifecycle management Troubleshooting information Bookmark the new Tivoli Endpoint Manager wiki today.... [More]
Welcome to the Endpoint Management blog. This
blog is one of several within the Service Management Connect community,
and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the endpoint management solution directly from the
technical experts. Follow this blog, and you can get tips, tricks, and
perspectives on several endpoint management topics, including: Installation Integration Performance Customization Technical tips and tricks More... If you have specific topics for which you would like to see blog entries, don't... [More]
IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on Security Configuration Management (SCM) The IBM BigFix Compliance team has updated the content for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) checklist for RHEL 5 to support remediation and provide other enhancements. Updated Site: PCI DSS Checklist for RHEL 5, version 3 *The site version is provided for air-gap customers. Changelist: Remediation is supported for the PCI DSS Checklist for RHEL 5 site. The measured values for each RHEL 5 check, which can be viewed in the... [More]
The IBM BigFix team is pleased to announce the release of the BigFix Query application, Executive Dashboard and several other features in WebUI. BigFix Query BigFix query application brings real-time endpoint inspection to Lifecycle and Compliance customers. Security analysts and Master operators can easily gather endpoint information by creating ad-hoc queries. Bigfix Query comes with pre-defined queries as well as the ability to create and share your own queries. Executive Dashboard Executive Dashboard provides a... [More]
IBM BigFix Patches for Windows now applies the "Upgrade" category for content that upgrades specifically to newer majorversions of Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE). An example of a major upgrade would be JRE Version 1.6.0_81 to 1.7.0_45. An upgrade from JRE version 1.6.0_24 to 1.6.0_81 is an example of a minor upgrade. This change applies to the existing Fixlets listed below and for Fixlets and for JRE Fixlets that upgrade to a newer major version. The listed existing Fixlets were previously categorized as "Security... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows Site has been released. New Fixlets: Fixlets for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS16-051 MS16-052 MS16-053 MS16-054 MS16-055 MS16-056 MS16-057 MS16-058 MS16-059 MS16-060 MS16-061 MS16-062 MS16-064 MS16-065 MS16-066... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce that BigFix Patch for AIX just released several enhancements to the AIX Deployment Wizard and Deployment Health Check Dashboard. Highlights: AIX Deployment Wizard enhancements The AIX Deployment Wizard now includes more options for deploying fileset updates to endpoints. You can now specify if you want to update only the previously installed filesets on the endpoint, which means that other filesets that are in the source media are not included in the update. You can also specify whether you want to... [More]
IBM BigFix Patch is pleased to announce the release of audit Fixlets to help system administrators and support in troubleshooting patch issues that are related to missing prerequisites. These audit Fixlets indicate whether any of the required utility packages, such as zypper, gzip, or bc, are missing and must be installed on the endpoints to deploy BigFix content. These compression utilities are necessary to use the content from the Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools and Patches for SLE 12 Native Tools sites. Ensuring that the... [More]
IBM BigFix Patches for Windows is pleased to announce that it has extended its support to include Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. BigFix supports both the continuous and classic tracks of the Adobe Document Cloud offering. Highlights 8101103 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.010.20060 Available - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Continuous Track 8101105 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.010.20060 Available (MUI Installer) - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Continuous Track 8101107 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Disable Automatic Software Updates - Adobe... [More]
IBM BigFix Patches for Windows is pleased to announce that it has extended its support to include Adobe Acrobat DC. BigFix supports both the continuous and classic tracks of the Adobe Document Cloud offering. Highlights 9101094 Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.010.20060 Available - Adobe Acrobat DC - Continuous Track 9101095 Adobe Acrobat DC Disable Automatic Software Updates - Adobe Acrobat DC - Continuous Track 9101096 Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30121 Available - Adobe Acrobat DC - Classic Track 9101097 Adobe Acrobat DC... [More]