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 …

IBM BigFix (Endpoint Manager) Windows 7 Migration Cookbook

IBM BigFix can not only provide software distribution but also Operating System Deployment (or OSD).  OSD includes the ability to upgrade operating systems (such as Windows XP to Windows 10) but also perform bare metal installations.  I've recorded two edited video's of OSD in action for an upgrade and bare-metal installation. OSD is a feature of IEM's …

MaaS360’s Secure Productivity Suite for Windows Phone 8

MaaS360's Secure Productivity Suite (SPS) or secure container is available on iOS, Android and now Windows Phone.  Clients have been particularly interested in MaaS360's secure container for Windows Phone.  The different mobile experience and something different is quite a discussion point in live demonstrations.  Organisations realise that Windows Phone will be a viable third force …

Setting up the MaaS360 Cloud Extender

MaaS360 is a multi-tenant SaaS based Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution.  It not only manages mobile devices (iOS, Android, Windows etc) but also your traditional Windows and Apple Macs (OS X) too.  To provide visibility of a companies internal resources such as Active Directory, Exchange, Domino or Blackberry in a secure manner to MaaS360,  Fiberlink …

IBM BigFix for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

IBM BigFix is popular with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for it's ability to manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints via a single multi-tennant architecture.  BigFix provides MSP's the flexibility for either centralised or delegated administration models. Overall Architecture Bigfix is typically installed in a centralised architecture as show below.  A single Bigfix server is installed at the …

Manage Amazon (AWS), Azure or IBM Cloud instances with IBM BigFix

IBM BigFix provides clients with the ability to manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints from a single console.  These can be a range of operating system types such as Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OSX and Unix.  Oh, don't forget mobile devices too! You can install your BigFix environment with an relay running in your DMZ, …