Thankfully there is now an easy way to deploy security fixes and software updates to devices on your network. IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager allows you to easily:
- see a complete inventory of the devices (endpoints) on your network in real time, including software configuration, physical location and what’s happening on each machine;
- secure your endpoints including PCs, servers and laptops by automatically and immediately fixing any non-compliant device regardless of its operating system, location or bandwidth;
- save energy and money as it integrates power management with IT operations so you can save energy and still manage systems.
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written by: Angela Reese, Feb 9, 2011
The BigFix endpoint management platform provides a single, high-quality software solution for meeting the systems and security management needs of all types of customers. Whether you need a do-everything Swiss army knife for 200 computers or a best-of-breed solution for 200,000, BigFix can be implemented and making your life easier in just days.
What Problems Can You Help Me Solve?
BigFix provides a wide-range of solutions across Windows®, Mac OS X, UNIX, Linux, and ESX-based systems. We have grouped these in to two solution areas that map to common functional areas within IT organizations:
How Does It Work?
BigFix content modules are delivered through the single BigFix endpoint management platform This platform has a unique distributed intelligence architecture that spreads the workload out across all the computers being managed. To do this without impacting the performance of those computers, we developed our own query language that is 100 times faster than WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).
We also developed the concept of “relevance” to minimize network traffic and optimize accuracy. It is the agent’s job to determine if a new policy or task can and should be applied to the machine it is managing. In other words, “is that command ‘relevant’ to me?” Only then does it request any necessary content, such as a service pack or configuration baseline, be pulled across the network. This is followed by automatically reporting success or failure. This is very different from the “spray and pray” approach of most competing solutions.
We believe that security is intrinsic to your business processes, development and daily operations. It should be factored into the initial design of any IT or critical infrastructure solution, not bolted on after the fact. This concept we call “Secure by Design” means that cost-effective security begins with the creation of secure systems from the start. When you build security into the overall design of a system whether it be an employee onboarding process or a cloud delivery model – it allows you to create an agile environment that will embrace changes within the security landscape.
There are four elements which support a secure design:
This preemptive approach of IBM Security Solutions can allow you to securely, safely, and confidently adopt new forms of technology. Cloud computing, virtualization, smart grids, business models like tele-working and outsourcing, can be more safely leveraged for cost benefit, innovation and shorter time to market.
Article: IBM Unveils Endpoint Security Initiatives
Services are aimed at closing vulnerabilities in smartphones, ATMs, retail kiosks, traffic systems, smart meters, buildings, and sensor
Date: February 9th 2011
IBM has unveiled a slew of new initiatives aimed at securing mobile devices and instruments, including smartphones, ATMs, traffic systems, kiosks, buildings, water systems, sensors, and traffic systems. The moves come as part of a concerted push by IBM Security Solutions, which generates about $1 billion in annual revenue, to better aggregate the company's overall security portfolio.
"From electrical grids to mobile devices, transportation systems and buildings, the proliferation of these intelligent systems is creating new security loopholes that businesses need to address," said Steve Robinson, general manager of IBM Security Solutions, in a statement.
IBM is also moving into new security territory. Notably, its researchers have developed software to manage and secure smart meters, including making sure that they remain tamper proof. "While smart meters have great potential for cost savings and efficiency, their ability to sense and interact with other devices can also cause them to be vulnerable to security breaches if not managed correctly," said IBM.
Article: IBM aims at endpoint security with Tivoli-BigFix blend
Date: 9th Feb 2011
Article: IBM announces a range of initiatives based around mobile security.
February 10th 2011