IBM Endpoint Manager v9.0 announces today (March 5th)
IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0 announced today (March 5th) at the IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas. This version delivers expanded platform coverage, new core capabilities that improve security and simplify programming interfaces, and product enhancements across the Endpoint Manager family. The electronic general availability (eGA) date is March 8th. The announcement letter provides complete details on the announcement and a set of PowerPoint charts are also available.
- IBM Endpoint Manager V9.0 adds new core capabilities and extends its platform coverage to include:
- More flexible deployment options with the addition of support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and DB2 as an IBM Endpoint Manager Server platform -Native encryption capabilities for server to client communication and additional security configuration options for managing internet connected computers and mobile devices
- Extended support for deployment of agents to Solaris 11, Debian 6, and Ubuntu 12.04 in addition to previously released support for Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 -New, simplified Representational State Transfer (REST) based application programming interfaces (APIs) and an easy-to-use command line interface
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management:
- Software distribution capability includes an enhanced end user interface that enables users to provision computers from a list of administrator approved applications.
- Operating system deployment capability includes fully integrated bare metal deployment and re-images capabilities. Additional driver management enhancements make driver library upkeep simple and deploying images a breeze.
- Remote control capability adds Internet brokered connection support for establishing remote control sessions with endpoints located outside of the managed enterprise network.
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance:
- Security configuration management capability expands coverage to include support for Center for Internet Security (CIS) security benchmarks and introduces enhanced reporting capabilities.
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Patch Management:
- Adds offline patch capabilities for managing virtualized environments, including guest-host relationship reporting for ESXi servers.
- Expands Windows patch coverage to include non-security patch content for critical updates and service packs.
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis:
- Unified Software Catalog capability expands coverage to include support for Unix and Linux operating systems, and Tivoli Endpoint Manager Analytics component introduces enhanced reporting capabilities.
- Bundles IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for distributed product.
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices:
- Adds unified device management capabilities for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, BlackBerry, and Symbian, including integration with mobile application development tools.
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Core Protection:
- Adds support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012, VDI Smart Scan optimizations, integrated access to a Threat Encyclopedia to learn more about detected threats, as well as a variety of other enhancements.
- Adds support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012, data loss prevention support for Microsoft Office 2013, updated Gmail support, as well as a variety of other enhancements in the data protection add-on for IBM Endpoint Manager.
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Server Automation:
- Includes the ability to sequence Tivoli Endpoint Manager Fixlets, tasks and baselines in an automation plan to suit customer's best practices
- Provides additional hypervisor operations to aid in building and managing virtual machines (for example, create virtual machine from template, modify virtual machine, delete virtual machine, snapshot virtual machine)
- Provides the ability to do simple middleware management tasks to support operating system patching for clustered servers (for example, create, start, stop, drop, instances and profiles for IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM DB2)