Welcome to the Endpoint Management 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.
Want to try a new way to deploy new IBM Endpoint Manager agents to your endpoints? Check out the IEM Agent Deployment Standalone Wizard: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/IEM%20Agent%20Deployment%20Wizard%20%28stand-alone%29 The application (different from our Client Deploy Tool) runs on both Windows and Linux machines and deploys Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac agents through one application. It is just another one of several ways in which new IEM Agents... [More]
Just a heads up, our target delivery times for this upcoming Patch Tuesday are: 3PM PST for Kernel Patches 11PM PST for all Windows Patches You can find more information about this upcoming Patch Tuesday here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-dec
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 Tivoli 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 Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance. The new checklists based on guidance provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA – US DoD) are: In-line parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ : - DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 5 - RG03 v1 - DISA STIG Checklist for Solaris 10 - RG03 v1 Action Script based parameterization: - SCM... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of the "Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools" site, which contains SLE 11 patches that can be deployed using a new dependency resolution method. This method utilizes Zypper to determine the dependencies, providing significant performance improvements over the existing SLE patch content. Published Site Version: Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools, version 12 Actions to Take: Subscribe to the "Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools" site. You can enable this site from the... [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.
In a world where software is no longer just simply bought and used, but rather consumed based on current demand status and with greater flexibility, managing software asset licensing becomes mandatory for every business. If you are using IBM Software, IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) can assist you in managing licenses for subcapacity and full capacity software deployed in virtualized environments. Here are three reasons for your business to run IBM License Metric Tool: 1. No compliance issues By using IBM License Metric Tool you are eliminating... [More]
IBM announces the availability of Interim Fix Pack 1 for 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 Interim Fixpack 1 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.1. The full build number for Interim Fix Pack 1 is 9.0.1.0103. Modified Fixlet Messages: - The deployment tasks have been updated to install the Interim Fixpack 1 components. - The upgrade tasks have been updated to upgrade the installed components to the Interim Fixpack 1 version.... [More]
It’s been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s great advice — unless you’re the one who needs the cure! Such is the case for those who’ve been infected with the Bash Bug. It doesn’t take more than a quick web search to understand the severity of the bug. There is a lot of focus on prevention—which is great advice and something definitely worth listening to. But there’s not a lot of information about the cure—until now. Join our Unified Endpoint Management experts... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-059 MS13-060 MS13-061 MS13-062 MS13-063 MS13-064 MS13-065 MS13-066 Modified Fixlet Messages: [Major] MS13-052: Vulnerabilities in... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the availability of Ubuntu EDR content in the Patches for Ubuntu sites. Highlights include: * Ubuntu EDR fixlets for the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS releases. Actions to Take: Gathering of the site will automatically show the updates made. Published site versions: Patches for Ubuntu 0804, version 20 Patches for Ubuntu 1004, version 23 Application Engineering Team Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Hey, all. I wanted to try to blog once a week, but so far that hasn’t worked so well. Work, vacation and other stuff have gotten in the way. Sorry. Today I wanted to talk about a couple of things: First, one of the new features we put in the latest release of BigFix MDM. See this post if you want to know why I call it BigFix MDM. The new feature is the Security Compliance Dashboard. I am really excited about this feature, as it’s something we are going to continue to add functionality as we... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager Patch Management for Mac OS X just released an alternative method in deploying patches using Apple Software Update. The standard and default Fixlet action requires the IBM Endpoint Manager server to download and cache files, whereas the action for the Apple Software Update tool directly downloads and stores files from the Apple server to the endpoints. Your endpoints must have continuous internet connection to ensure that the patches are installed successfully. The alternative patching method offers an... [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 Checklists for UNIX operating systems. DISA UNIX: Updated Checks: * GEN000340 - Added parameter functionality * GEN000360 - Added parameter functionality Affected Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 6 ----------------- site version 3 SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on RHEL 6 ------site version 3 Please contact IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager Technical Support if... [More]