Welcome to the BigFix 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.
The Software Product Compatibility Reports site is an innovative tool, designed to allow YOU, IBM clients, to easily generate custom reports about compatible IBM software combinations, product end-of-service dates and product translations. This is a great tool for figuring out what products are compatible with others and how your particular implementations may need to be designed to ensure your success. To read more about these reports, then head on over to the Software Product Compatibility Reports site's home page and see what these reports... [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.
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has updated the content in DISA Windows 7. See details below: Updated Sites: DISA STIG Checklist for Windows 7 = site version 20 *Site versions provided for air-gap customers. Changelist: Updated ActionScript for the following Fixlet: Fixlet Title: The IP-HTTP IPv6 transition technology will be disabled Fixlet Category: IP-HTTPS State (V-26576) We hope you... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) The Security and Compliance team at IBM has modified the content within the DISA Checklists for both Windows and UNIX Operating Systems. Each of these content sites contain security configuration checks that evaluate and, if desired, remediate the security settings of your endpoints according the US Department of Defense DISA STIGs, which "contain technical guidance to 'lock down' information systems/software that might otherwise be... [More]
Patch Management for Windows Now Supports Non-Security Updates (Critical Updates and Service Packs) IBM is pleased to announce that Patch Management for Windows now supports non-security updates, specifically critical updates and service packs for the Microsoft Windows product family. Highlights include: * Support for non-security updates that include critical updates and service packs for the Windows Product Family. Check the links in the Additional links section for more information about the supported operating systems and the types of... [More]
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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]
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]
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 v9 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.2 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 5.3 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for AIX 6.1 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.00 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.11 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for HPUX 11.23 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for RHEL 3 v8 DISA STIG Checklist for... [More]
Dear Readers, My name is Adam McDonald and I am a L2 Technical Support Engineer for the Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM) / BigFix product. I have been involved in supporting the TEM / BigFix product since March 2010 (shortly before BigFix was acquired by IBM). Please look forward to periodic comments and posts from me and others from the L2 TEM Technical Support team to this blog on various technical, administrative, and industry related topics; as well as announcements and reminders focused around supporting and troubleshooting the TEM product.... [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!
This blog is meant to share information about the on-going integration between BigFix and Chef. What is Chef and why to integrate it with BigFix Chef is used for automating server management and, like BigFix, it pushes most of the work to the endpoint, avoiding to centralize the work at the server. With Chef you can describe how each part of infrastructure should be built, then when a new server comes online you tell it what role you want it to play and Chef will configure it properly. Chef supports provisioning of servers,... [More]
Is your organization prepared for a software audit? While 64 percent of organizations have implemented varying degrees of tools, processes and reporting to at least begin the journey to effectively manage their software assets, another 31 percent still deal with software issues on an ad hoc basis. These organizations have little insight into or control over which software assets they deploy, or where and how those assets are being used. This ad hoc approach leads to increased IT spend as asset managers manually update spreadsheets that are... [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 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 August 2012. Actions to Take: None Published site version:... [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 Center for Internet Security (CIS)
and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA – US DoD) are: In-line
parameterization, requires TEM 8.1+ : - CIS Checklist for AIX
5.3 and 6.1 v2 - CIS Checklist for Mac
OS X 10.6 v2 - CIS... [More]
We've just published an update for the Mobile Device Management site. This release was in response to a publicly disclosed Ruby on Rails framework critical security vulnerability, described here in the Ruby on Rails site: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2013/1/8/Rails-3-2-11-3-1-10-3-0-19-and-2-3-15-have-been-released/ The iOS Management Extender, Trusted Service Provider (TSP) and Self-Service Portal (SSP) use the Ruby on Rails framework and are affected by this security vulnerability. All deployed management components should be updated. Fixed... [More]