Integrating Workspace ONE UEM and Access with Okta

At Oktane in May 2018, VMware and Okta announced a strategic partnership to deliver advanced identity capabilities for the Digital Workspace. By integrating VMware Workspace ONE and the Okta Identity Cloud, our customers can easily and securely move to the cloud, adopt best-of-breed technologies and simplify IT management. Since this announcement, VMware and Okta have …

How to better manage mobile (iOS and Android), Windows and macOS updates with MaaS360

I wrote this article when I worked at IBM.  I'm now working at VMware supporting partners and clients with Workspace One.  See here for further details.    MaaS360 is well regarded to providing support for a broad range of mobile, PC and Mac operating systems.   MaaS360 currently supports iOS, Android (including ruggedized devices), Windows (from …

Enable secure mobile Intranet access in less than 30 minutes with IBM MaaS360

I wrote this article when I worked at IBM.  I'm now working at VMware supporting partners and clients with Workspace One.  See here for further details.    Many organisations provide mobile access to corporate email/calendar services. Enabling more advanced collaboration services can be more complex and expensive to deploy.  MaaS360 offers a new approach to deploy …

Setting up IBM BigFix Compliance for PCI DSS

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a well know IT security standard for organisations that handle credit card data.  The PCI standard is actually mandated by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, and the potential fines for non compliance and ramifications for a business if they hacked can be significant. For example in 2013 Target …

Setting up BigFix Inventory 9.2

IBM BigFix (Endpoint Manager) has released a new Software Usage Analysis (SUA) module. This release includes a number of new capabilities, specifically SQL support.  BigFix Inventory (or SUA) also provides IBM sub-capacity measurement capability. IBM has provided a number of installation and administration guides here.   In the following article, I’ll step you through the key …

Is Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) the new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)?

The IT industry loves buzzwords and acronyms.  We we have RAM, SOA, EMM, VM, AJAX, HTTP...  luckily we have Glossary's available to help us decode what we're talking about! I suggest there is another acronym that is growing in popularity, UEM or Unified Endpoint Management. In the past, organisations ran "traditional" server management tools, which extended to …

Unified Reporting with IBM Endpoint Manager and MaaS360

IBM has released a new extender for IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) to MaaS360.  The extender (or connector) allows MaaS360 mobile device information to be accessible within IEM alongside PC, Mac and Server endpoints.  Hence the Unified Reporting capability. The setup is relatively straightforward and the development team have created some excellent documentation here.   With some …