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IBM is pleased to announce the availability of IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis app. level 9.0! IBM® Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.0 is the first of a series of deliveries aimed to provide capabilities that were part of IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed product to allow customers to be able to use IBM Endpoint Manager to report on IBM capacity licensing usage (aka IBM Sub-Capacity). Customers can download the new application level from the IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis fixlet site.... [More]
The remaining patch (Internet Explorer 8 for WinXP SP2 x64) for the out-of-band security bulletin for September 2012 (MS12-063) has been
released. It is now available in Patches for Windows (English) site
version 1662. Gathering the new site version will show the Fixlet.
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]
We are pleased to announce that new versions of TEM for Core Protection and its Data Protection Add-on (Core Protection Module v10.6 SP1) are now available. The highlights of this new release include: * Data Protection 64-bit support * Behavior Monitoring 64-bit support * 100+ new pre-configured DLP templates * IPv6 support for CPM * Updated SPR/SPS with scalability/performance enhancements * VDI - Microsoft Hyper-V platform support Published Site Versions: * Trend Micro Core Protection Module site: version 41 * Trend Micro Data Protection... [More]
Security Configuration Management (SCM) for Unix Systems The Security and Compliance team at IBM has UPDATED the content within the DISA Checklists for Windows operating systems. Additional DISA Vulnerability IDs have been added: * V-1077 * V-1089 * V-1095 * V-1102 * V-1103 * V-1122 * V-1126 * V-1130 * V-14250 * V-14267 * V-14268 * V-14269 * V-14270 * V-15705 * V-15706 * V-15727 * V-16021 * V-16048 * V-18010 * V-3337 * V-3481 * V-3487 Affected Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2003 DC ----------> site version 9 DISA STIG... [More]
IBM has modified content in the Mobile Device Management Site for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager. New/Changed Fixlet Messages: - Management Extender Fixlets - Upgrade Self Service Portal (ID 184) - Upgrade Proxy Agents (ID 191) Updated Analyses: - Management Extender Status (ID 87) - MDM Infrastructure Components Status (ID 153) New/Changed Wizards and Dashboards: - Setup and Configure Mobile Device Management - Health Checks - Mobile Device Security Overview (Web Report) Update Details: - The proxy agent will now correctly block actions from... [More]
We have just released version 8.2.1093 of the Tivoli Endpoint Manager platform. Our dev and qa teams have been working hard to address issues found in previous releases. Updates in this release include (among others): Updates to the Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.7 clients A fix for a race condition which could cause clients to potentially miss UDP messages Fixes for Client UI issues where action links were not being displayed A fix for an issue where you could not assign an AIX relay to be a child of another AIX relay Non-Windows relay fixes... [More]
IBM is proud to announce that IBM License Metric Tool 9.0.1 and IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 Application Update 9.0.1 are published and available. IBM License Metric Tool 9.0.1 comes with the new All-In-One installer for customers who require simple, robust and effective installation of the product in a streamlined process. This type of installation is appropriate for customers who have small to medium-size environments, when no complex setup is needed. The All-In-One installer provides the shortest possible Time to Value... [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]
I'm proud to announce that a new IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 release is published and available! IBM® Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 is the next deliverable on our product roadmap to allow customers to be able to use IBM Endpoint Manager to report on IBM capacity licensing usage. IEM customers can download the new application level from the IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis v9 fixlet site. IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis 9.1 offers the following enhancements:... [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]
We've just released our first Labs update of the new year: TEM Computer Browser! BigFix rocks at reporting and taking actions across hundreds of thousands of machines at a time. If you want to patch every machine in your deployment, you can do with just one click in BigFix. However, sometimes it can be difficult to get a simple all-in-one view of a specific computer from out many-computer-centric interface. This is where the new Computer Browser comes into play. Created by Lee Wei, the same guy that brought you such favorites as the... [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.
The IBM Endpoint Manager team is releasing 9.1 Patch 5 and 9.2 Patch 1 of the IBM Endpoint Manager platform. These new versions address security updates, including the POODLE vulnerability, and fixes from older versions of OpenSSL. The new patches use OpenSSL 1.0.1.j. IBM recommends upgrading whenever possible to take advantage of optimizations and bug fixes. Because these vulnerabilities are not of a critical nature, the upgrade should not be done in haste, but as part of a planned upgrade process. Upgrade fixlets are available... [More]
In case anyone missed it, RHEL 5 and 6 patches can now be deployed using a new dependency resolution method that utilizes YUM to determine the dependencies (this means there should be better accuracy and reliability during patching). To take advantage of this new method enable and subscribe to the Patches for RHEL5 - Native Tools and Patches for RHEL6 - Native Tools sites as needed. ---Announcement--- From: Announcements for BES Administrators firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com , Date:... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The IBM Endpoint Manager team is pleased to announce the availability of two new wizards for creating custom Fixlets within the Security and Compliance product. The two new wizards -- " Create Custom Relevance SCM Content " and " Create Custom Unix SCM Content " -- allow you to easily create custom SCM Fixlets within the TEM Console without having to use an external tool. These wizards provide significant benefits over creating... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-008 MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 (1300801) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP3 - CORRUPT PATCH (1300802) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP2 (x64) (1300803) MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer - IE 6 - Windows XP SP2 (x64) - CORRUPT PATCH (1300804) MS13-008:... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager and MaaS360 have recently been named as leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and Enterprise Mobility Management respectively for the 3 rd year in a row. This recognition comes at a critical time as the mobile workforce grows exponentially and initiatives like BYOD continue to become embedded in the workplace. IBM Endpoint Manager provides real time visibility and control over all endpoints - from servers to laptops - enabling organizations to find and fix problems in minutes. This... [More]