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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.
BigFix Patch for Windows is pleased to announce that it is extending support to include Office 365. BigFix supports fully installed Office 2013 applications for the PC version of the following Office 365 subscription plans: Office 365 ProPlus Office 365 Enterprise E3 Office 365 Enterprise E5 Highlights Fixlet ID 365001: Disable Office 365 Automatic Update - Office 2013 Fixlet ID 365003: Enable Office 365 Automatic Update - Office 2013 Fixlet ID 365005: Outdated Office 365 Version Detected - Office 2013 Fixlet ID 365007: Office 365 Version... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows Site has been released. New Fixlets: Fixlets for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS16-051 MS16-052 MS16-053 MS16-054 MS16-055 MS16-056 MS16-057 MS16-058 MS16-059 MS16-060 MS16-061 MS16-062 MS16-064 MS16-065 MS16-066... [More]
You might be wondering why some Microsoft updates do not have equivalent IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) Fixlets. This has to do with special types of updates that Microsoft has released. You might need to install subsequent updates depending on certain conditions that Microsoft detailed in the bulletins of these special updates. IBM Endpoint Manager, in turn, releases Fixlets based on these conditions set by Microsoft and on the content that are released in the Microsoft Download Center. The following tables list such special case updates. The last... [More]
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that we are in the process of reviewing and updating our fixlets. The good news is that these changes will have a positive impact on your environments by reducing the size of the fixlets while maintaing all of the same function. As we progress I will post to the blog which fixlets are being updated each day. We will begin rolling out these changes next week, updating between 4-6 sites a day.
IBM is pleased to announce the release of Tivoli Endpoint Manager OS Deployment 2.2. This release has two feature additions • Driver Management - A new dashboard will be added to allow for uploading and managing drivers that are used during reimage and capture. • Bootable Media Creation Tool - A new tool will be available to create self contained bootable media for imaging an offline bare metal computer. New Dashboard: • Driver Library – Found in Systems Lifecycle->OS Deployment->Manage Images and Drivers New... [More]
IBM is pleased to announce the release of Self Service Portal content in Software Distribution. Major Release Features: This new release of Software Distribution includes an optional web portal. This web portal is shared with IBM Mobile Device Management (if applicable). End users can now perform self software provisioning and/or access mobile devices through a single self service web portal. Published Site Version: Software Distribution version 45 Actions to Take: ... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: Fixlet messages for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS13-001 ** MS13-002 MS13-003 * MS13-004 MS13-005 ** MS13-006 ** MS13-007 * The noted bulletins are not included in this publishing. Completion of the content is coming. ** The noted bulletins have been published in update 1. Reason for Update: Microsoft has released 7 Security Bulletins for January 2013. Actions to Take: None Published site version: Patches for Windows (English), version 1702... [More]
IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) IBM is pleased to announce the availability of new security configuration management checklists for IBM Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance. The new checklists based on guidance provided by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), are listed below: Site Name Site Version CIS Checklist for MS IIS 7 1 CIS Checklist for MS SQL Server 2005 1 CIS Checklist for MS SQL Server 2008 R2 1 CIS Checklist for MS SQL... [More]
IBM announces the availability of Interim Fix Pack 2 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.1.0. The content in the Tivoli Remote Control Site has been modified to support the release of the new Interim Fixpack 2 for IBM Endpoint Manager for Remote Control 9.1.0. The full build number for Interim Fix Pack 2 is 9.1.0.0201. Modified Fixlet Messages: - The deployment tasks have been updated to install the Interim Fixpack 2 components. - The upgrade tasks have been updated to upgrade the installed components to the Interim Fixpack 2 version.... [More]
The Getting Started with Software Use Analysis 2.0 Guide is intended for users who want to learn how to perform the basic tasks in SUA 2.0. From the guide, you can learn how to: migrate the BFInventory database and software catalog customization. manage and configure the system (create data sources and manage computer groups). manage the deployment (exclude computers from being scanned and manage scanning schedule). update software catalog based on scan and raw usage data. manage reports (types of reports, filter reports, manage saved reports,... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) Fixlet Site has been released. New Fixlet Messages: MS12-072: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows 8 Gold (ID: 1207223) MS12-072: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows 8 Gold (x64) (ID: 1207225) MS12-072: Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows Server 2012 Gold (x64) (ID: 1207227) MS12-074: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution - .NET Framework 3.5... [More]
Hi! Help us to improve the IBM Endpoint Manager documentation by providing your feedback. The IBM Endpoint Manager Documentation Usability Group is conducting a survey on the current content of the information center. Your input is very important to us and will help us improve the quality and usefulness of our content. It will take you approximately 2 minutes to complete the survey. Simply click on the following link, or cut and paste the entire URL into your browser to access the... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows Site has been released. New Fixlets: Fixlets for Microsoft Security Bulletins: MS16-001 MS16-002 MS16-003 MS16-004 MS16-005 MS16-006 MS16-007 MS16-008 MS16-010 [Major] 3109853: Security advisory: Update to improve TLS session resumption interoperability - Windows 8.1 Gold - KB3109853 (ID: 310985301) [Major] 3109853: Security... [More]
IBM BigFix Patches for Windows is pleased to announce that it has extended its support to include Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. BigFix supports both the continuous and classic tracks of the Adobe Document Cloud offering. Highlights 8101103 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.010.20060 Available - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Continuous Track 8101105 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.010.20060 Available (MUI Installer) - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Continuous Track 8101107 Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Disable Automatic Software Updates - Adobe... [More]
There is currently a 0 day advisory from Microsoft in which Microsoft has not provided a downloadable patch for yet. However they, have provided a workaround to disable the vulnerability. Important Note: The workaround is a registry setting will disable remote VPN access on an endpoint which is using NDProxy to authenticate. So if the IEM agent on the endpoint requires a VPN connection to reach its parent relay or server, applying the workaround would make the agent not reachable to its parent relay or server. We have published... [More]
Product: IBM BigFix Compliance Title: New Security Configuration Management (SCM) CIS Checklist for Mac OS X 10.11 Category: New SCM checklist Published Benchmark: CIS Checklist for Mac OS X 10.11 , V1.0.0 Details: IBM is pleased to announce the availability of a new Security Configuration Management (SCM) checklist for IBM BigFix Compliance. The checklist is based on Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark for Mac OS X 10.11 , V1.0.0. This checklist contains a number of checks to... [More]
IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Security and Compliance Security Configuration Management (SCM) ***Announcement*** New Synchronization Wizard for Custom Checklists IBM is pleased to announce a new wizard for owners of the Security and Compliance product in the Endpoint Manager family. This Custom Checklist Synchronization wizard allows an administrator to easily synchronize a custom security checklist with the IBM-provided checklist that was used as the source material. In the past an administrator could not easily update custom checklists... [More]
Content in the Patches for Windows (English) has been modified: Modified Fixlet Message: MS12-078: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows Server 2012 Gold (KB2753842) (x64) (V2.0) (ID: 1207853) MS12-078: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows 8 Gold (KB2753842) (x64) (V2.0) (ID: 1207849) MS12-078: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Windows 8 Gold (KB2753842) (V2.0) (ID: 1207845)... [More]