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As BigFix Mobile Product Manager, my focus is to make sure we have the most competitive mobile solutions portfolio possible, and to be the product’s biggest advocate. But there is a much broader picture that my little world fits into. That’s the concept of what we call unified device management, and I was reminded of that recently by this article . The net of the article is that malware meanies are sending attacks through legitimate services like Dropbox and Wordpress, which is pretty scary, when you think about... [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 Windows 7, Windows Embedded POSReady 7, and Windows Embedded Standard POSReady 7. Updated Sites: PCI DSS Checklist for Windows 7, version 4 PCI DSS Checklist for Windows Embedded POSReady 7, version 4 PCI DSS Checklist for Windows Embedded Standard 7, version 2 *Site versions are provided for air-gap customers. ... [More]
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 v10 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.2 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.3 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 6.1 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.00 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.11 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.23 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 3 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for... [More]
Updates and announcements for the Tivoli Endpoint Manager suite of products are currently communicated through four channels: This blog you are currently reading ( link ). BigFix Mailing Lists IBM My Notifications TEM Forum (not an official channel; however, information about new products or features is often posted on the forum) Please ensure you are subscribed to all for alerts that effect your Tivoli Endpoint Manager deployment. Thank you, Tivoli Endpoint Manager Support Team
The download page for MS15-093 provides two KBs: KB3078071 and KB3087985, which must be run in sequence. You must first install KB3078071 before installing KB3087985. KB3078071 was also released in MS15-079 last August 11, 2015, so you might already have this KB installed. Refer to the Installation section, for the steps to install KB3087985. Installation If you installed KB3078071 when it was released in MS15-079 last August 11, 2015, apply the Fixlet for KB3087985. If you have not yet installed KB3078071, you must do 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]
The following Security Bulletins are now available in site version 1611: MS12-036, MS12-037, MS12-038, MS12-041, MS12-042. The rest (MS12-039, MS12-040) and the non-English content will be available later today. Thanks!
Product: IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on Title: New PCI DSS Checklist for Windows 10 Category: New PCI DSS checklist Published Benchmark: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v3.2 Details: The IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on team is pleased to announce the availability of the new checklist for IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on: PCI DSS Checklist for Windows 10. This new checklist is based on the guidance provided by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.2 and contains security... [More]
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]
IBM has released a patch release for the Mobile Device Management site. Major Changes: - Android Notifier now works with BigFix 9.0 servers on Linux - Public Key Synchronizer (for multitenancy) now works with BigFix 9.0 servers on Linux - Setup Dashboard for BlackBerry Management Extenders will now automatically accept the BlackBerry Enterprise Server certificate without requiring users to manually select and upload it - Setup Dashboard for BlackBerry Management Extenders no longer requires that an "Enrollment Tag" be defined - Fixed... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS12-052 MS12-053 MS12-054 MS12-055 MS12-056 MS12-057 * MS12-058 * MS12-059 * MS12-060 * * This is publication 1 of 2. The... [More]
BigFix Patch for Windows is pleased to announce that it is extending support to include Office 2016 and covers the following applications. Access Excel OneNote Outlook PowerPoint Project Visio Word IBM BigFix helps Office 2016 users to update these applications through the Click-to-Run technology and to use the following features: Setup a Network Share location Identify outdated applications Configure Office 2016 to update from a Network Share location or from the web Trigger Office 2016 applications to update themselves This BigFix release... [More]
To facilitate bringing our users the best combination of functionality and usability, IBM BigFix Patch will be deprecating the following non-Native Tools Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise sites in January 31, 2016. Patches for RHEL 5 Patches for RHEL 5 Dependency Resolution Patches for RHEL 6 Dependency Resolution Patches for SLE11 After January 31, 2016, BigFix Patch will no longer provide content and support for these sites. The deprecated sites will no longer be available on the License Overview dashboard. If you are... [More]
BigFix Patch for Windows is now releasing all language independent Windows Fixlets for both English and non-English operating systems in the Patches for Windows site. BigFix Patch for Windows will stop releasing language independent patches into the different language sites. As part of this change, the Patches for Windows (English) site was renamed to the Patches for Windows site. Language independent content for both English and non-English operating systems are now published in one site - the Patches for Windows site. You must be subscribed... [More]
First, choose to become an active and knowledgeable member of the Tivoli Endpoint Manager community. Then either make a product enhacement request or search for and support an existing product enhancement request through the Request For Enhancements (RFE) community @ http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/?BRAND_ID=90 Finally, chirp about the requests that are most important and get others to chirp about them. One way to do this is through the TEM/BigFix Forum. See the "Join and participate in the TEM/BigFix forum today!" blog... [More]