Reasons to use Bigfix • Reduced Operations overhead • Reduce Management hours and costs • 0 day patching • Patch management • Increased Security • Audit Compliance Audit Compliance Proving that you comply industry security standards Security Protecting the enterprise against internal and external threats Operations The day to day activities associated with maintaining IT configurations
Reasons continued… • Quickly Deploy patches and software • Conduct inventory of machines from one console • Quickly identify anything based on custom criteria • Perform baseline of machines to meet department specifications.
Centrally Managed IEM Service • Funded by CITES • No cost for enrollment and use • Hosts can be managed anywhere • Quick responsiveness of actions taken in console • One Console for all uses • Up-to-date information regarding your endpoints • Easy to learn and use
Benefits of Central Management • Deployment strategy help • Help available ticketing system • Training opportunities – on-site or remote • GPO development • Shared repository of fixlets
IBM Endpoint Manager - Bigfix • One infrastructure: management server, console, agent for Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux • Hardware and Software Inventory • Read Vendor Information: MAC Addresses – Serial Numbers, Dell Tags • Operates in low-bandwidth / high-latency environments • Deploy Software to all clients with a few steps Endpoints Linux Mac OSX Windows Power Management Patch Management Lifecycle Management Software Deployment Software Use Analysis Security and Compliance Inventory Management Server Automation
IBM IEM Console – Patch Management • Breakdown by Content • Breakdown by OS • Breakdown by Severity • Breakdown by Classification
Fixlet Debugger • Use to test relevance in non-production environment • Can be used to retrieve information such as: • Existence of files, registry keys, registered applications • Execution of actions – not recommended for use • Available for download in box folder at http://epm.Illinois.edu
Contacts • https://epm.Illinois.edu • endpointmanagement@Illinois.edu • Listserv: EPM-TEM-L • jonesm@Illinois.edu