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Hey Guys, We are nearing the official release of BigFix Labs! Here's a sneak peak: BigFix Labs is a new Domain we are offering for free to all our customers. Labs offers a wide variety of interesting as-is projects that help make your BigFix life easier. Tired of writing out common relevance expression by hand? Try the new Relevance Builder in Labs! Looking a way to import BigFix data directly into excel? Labs has your back. Want to set and manage local user passwords with BigFix? Oh you bet there is a Lab for that. This is just... [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.
We've just released a new feature to
Labs- the Client Manager Builder. The Client Manager Builder can help you
manage anti-virus products from vendors that are not supported by the
Client Manager for Endpoint Protection (CMEP) site by generating
content for those unsupported anti-virus products. The CMEP site
currently supports the following vendors: McAfee, Symantec,
Trend Micro, Microsoft™, Sophos, Computer Associates, and IBM®.
For more information about how to use
this cool feature, please refer to this wiki: Using the Client... [More]
Patching Windows clusters is largely a manual effort that is time-consuming and leaves plenty of room for error. If a mistake is made in patching your “mission critical applications” it can cost $50k, $100k or for some customers $Millions per outage. Depending on what versions of Windows you’re using, there’s little-to-no tooling to help you with this important task, and unfortunately it’s not one you can delay due to the exposure to your organization of not having the latest security patches... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the availability of support for Windows version 8 and Mac OS X version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) in the Power Management site. Reason for Update: The Power Management site now provides support for Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Details of content updates: Wizard/Dashboard: Create Power Profile Fixlets wizard Fixlet Messages: All fixlets/tasks are updated to include the new operating systems. Actions to Take: - Recreate power profile actions and policies for Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8. Old actions and... [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 and USGCB Checklists for Windows Operating Systems. USGCB: USGCB Checklist for Internet Explorer 8 --- site version 8 USGCB Checklist for Windows 7 ------------- site version 5 USGCB Checklist for Windows 7 Firewall -- site version 7 USGCB Checklist for Windows 7 Energy --- site version 8 Change list: - The metadata schema has been updated to support TEM SCA. This... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-009 MS13-010 MS13-011 MS13-012 * MS13-013 * MS13-014 MS13-015 MS13-016 MS13-017 MS13-018 MS13-019 MS13-020 * The noted bulletins are not included in this publishing. Completion of the content is coming. Fully Superseded Fixlet Messages: MS11-038: Vulnerability in OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows XP... [More]
You must follow an installation sequence when applying Fixlets for Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Refer to the table for the sequence of applying the Fixlets to the corresponding Internet Explorer version. Failure to follow the installation order or failure to install the subsequent updates can lead to degraded functionality. Internet Explorer version Follow this sequence of applying the Fixlets Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 KB3065822 KB3074886 Internet Explorer 10 and... [More]
Managing even a simple datacenter entails some pretty complex activities… things like performing server builds, ensuring security compliance on servers, managing both a physical and virtual server environment as well as keeping servers patched. Just patching is a complex activity as you have to deal with everything from patching single servers to patching business services that span multiple servers as well as patching nodes in a cluster… all while ensuring your servers are in a maintenance window and in some cases ensuring... [More]
Along with the general availability of IBM Endpoint Manager 9.2 today, we're also announcing an important change to our Windows platform support. What is changing? Starting in the upcoming IBM Endpoint Manager 9.2 release, the IEM Server, Console and Web Reports components will only be supported on 64-bit operating systems. This is a change to our previously supported Windows platforms for these components to enable more effective use of system resources and functionality enhancements that have been blocked by 32-bit application... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices Version 2.5! Site Version 81 – December 12, 2013 Major Release Features Microsoft Exchange Management Extender:
Enable support of Exchange 2013. Plugin implementation for multitenant deployments. Lotus Traveler Management Extender:
oPlugin implementation for multitenant deployments. iOS 7 App Configuration Support. The Enterprise App Management Dashboard now includes the capability to create and manage custom App Configurations in... [More]
Hey folks, Just wanted to update everyone and apologize for some recent issues accessing our technical information... We had a string of untimely issues of all sorts and it caused some outages... Here were the recent issues: Our support.bigfix.com and forum website were down intermittently in the last few weeks due to one of our network providers connectivity failure. We completed our scheduled forum transition, which transitioned to the new system just fine, but some users were unable to login with their new IBM forum account. If you had... [More]
In your comment, write: 1. How long you've been using BigFix/TEM. 2. The main activity you use BigFix/TEM for. 3. If there is one thing that could be changed or improved upon to make your experience in using BigFix/TEM better, what would it be? Tivoli Endpoint Manager Support Team!
Hi everybody, As you may have noticed,
for the last year or so we have been transitioning some of our old BigFix
systems to IBM-powered systems. This transition has been bumpy at times , but
hopefully this blog post will help explain our progress and where we stand. Here is the breakdown: Technical articles BigFix system -- web pages at support.bigfix.com IBM system -- DeveloperWorks wiki Comparison The DeveloperWorks wiki is much easier for us (or
anyone) to modify and add more articles. This makes the content more
9.1.1082 (9.1 patch 1) is an emergency patch release to close the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160). This is a critical vulnerability that affects 9.1 servers and relays. If you are running a 9.1 deployment, you need to upgrade immediately in order to close the vulnerability. Only deployments running 9.1.1065 are exposed to the Heartbleed vulnerability. Earlier versions are not vulnerable. After upgrading from 9.1.1065 to 9.1.1082, the following steps should be performed to revoke any potentially-compromised credentials... [More]