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IBM announces the availability of 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 IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.0.1. The full build number for Interim Fix Pack 1 is 9.0.1.0035. Modified Fixlet Messages: - The deployment tasks have been updated to install the 9.0.1 components. - The upgrade tasks have been updated to upgrade the installed components to the 9.0.1 version. - The IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control Server Installer... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has refreshed the following DISA Windows checklists due to a STIG updates. Please see the details in the table below: Checklists Site Version STIG Version DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2003 DC 15 v6r1.28 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2003 MS 14 v6r1.28 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2008 DC 13 v6r1.21 DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 2008 MS 13 v6r1.21 DISA STIG Checklist for... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce we will be releasing version 2.3 of Mobile Device Management, at the end of June. Major Release Features: Enterproid Divide Enhancements We have enhanced our Enterproid Divide offering. You can now fully define and provision Divide policies through IEM for Mobile with our new Divide Policy Dashboard. Security Compliance Dashboard IEM for Mobile Devices provides a sophisticated set of wizards for creating and deploying security policies to your mobile devices.... [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!
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 UNIX and Windows Operating Systems and has enhanced the SCM Reporting site. DISA UNIX: Changelist: * GEN002640 - Add parameter so customers may specify the accounts that should be denied direct logon access capability (All OS's) * GEN001760 - Add parameter so that customers may specify the groups that are allowed to own global initialization... [More]
Fix Pack 1 has already been released and I have found some free time to upgrade my RHEL server from the initial release v9.0.586 of BigFix to v9.0.649. Here are my experiences with the upgrade process with screen shots and step by step instructions. Click here to Read More!
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS12-071 * MS12-072 * MS12-073 * MS12-074 MS12-075 * MS12-076 * * This is publication 2 of 2. The noted bulletins were published in the first publishing. Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 6 Security Bulletins for November 2012. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows (English), version 1681 Additional links: Microsoft... [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
Microsoft release date: 18 November 2014 Microsoft released version 2 of Security update MS14-066 on 18 November. This version applies to KB2992611 and to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 users. The Microsoft download page indicates that the KB's must be installed in the following order: KB3018238, then KB2992611. This update applies to the following Fixlets: 1406609 MS14-066: Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 - KB2992611 (x64) 1406631 MS14-066: Vulnerability in Schannel... [More]
Fix Pack 2 was recently released with a major installer change involving YUM for dependencies. This article walks through a fresh installation for this newly released version of Endpoint Manager. Read more at http://bigfix.me/blog/post/2013/9/19/installing-endpoint-manager-v9-0-777-for-rhel-fix-pack-2-release -
Hi. I’m Jude Lancaster and I am now the product manager for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that is part of the IBM Endpoint Manager Product. The product’s formal name is IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, (IEMfM). Boring. This product came as a development effort from an acquisition IBM made in 2010 called BigFix. So I just call it BigFix Mobile. You can too. Say it with me. BigFix Mobile. See? Way cooler than IEM for Mobile. Anyway, about me-I started with IBM... [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/ms12-feb
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]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS12-043 MS12-044 MS12-045 MS12-046 * MS12-047 MS12-048 MS12-049 MS12-050 * * This is publication 1 of 2. The noted bulletins are not included in the first publishing. Completion of the content is coming. Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 9 Security Bulletins for July 2012. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows... [More]
The IBM Endpoint Manager for Security Compliance Analysis team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.4. Security Compliance Analysis version 1.4 contains the following enhancements: 1. Option to configure Multiple Datasources 2. Support for import from IBM Endpoint Manager 9.0 datasource running on DB2 or MSSQL. 3. Support for LDAP authentication 4. Option to configure session timeout 5. Ability to reuse delete users 6. ... [More]
The following patches are now available in site version 1565: MS12-008 MS12-009 MS12-010 MS12-012 MS12-013 MS12-014 The rest (MS12-011, MS12-015, MS12-016) and the non-English content will be available later today. Thanks.
The IBM Mobile Device Management team is pleased to announce the release IBM MaaS360 Integration for Unified Reporting. Customers who are either using or migrating to IBM MaaS360 software can now integrate MaaS360 device data into their IEM Endpoint Manager deployments. In an integrated deployment MaaS360 device data is visible in the MaaS360 Single Device View dashboard, the "All Computers" listings, and the IBM Endpoint Manager Reports and database feeds.... [More]
IBM has updated the Mobile Device Management site to support version 9.0 of the IBM Endpoint Manager Platform. Changed Fixlets: - Upgrade Proxy Agents (ID 191) Required Actions: - Endpoint Manager Platforms that have upgraded to version 9.0 should run the Upgrade Proxy Agents Fixlet Message (ID 191) on all applicable systems. - Older Endpoint Manager Platforms can run the Fixlet Message, but it is not required for compatibility and will not cause adverse effects. Published site version: - Mobile Device Management, version 59 Additional Links:... [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 to expand the availability of parameters for more checks. The SCM Reporting site has been updated to continue proper checklist support. Affected Sites: * DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 6 ---------------- site version 4 * SCM Checklist for DISA STIG on RHEL 6 -------------- site version 4 * Added parameterization for the... [More]
There is a document created listing all the supported endpoint protection products for CMEP at this wiki page: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Client%20Manager%20for%20Endpoint%20Protection%20%E2%80%93%20Supported%20Products It will be updated once a support for a new product is published.
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]