Tivoli Endpoint Management Software Gives IBM New Security Tool

Technology giant IBM announced a slate of initiatives to extend

security to the growing number of mobile and instrumented devices

beyond an organization’s four walls, such as smartphones, ATMs,

retail kiosks, traffic systems, meters, buildings and sensors. The

company also unveiled research projects, software, and services

partnerships to help organizations better manage the security of their

interconnected and intelligent infrastructures.

Tivoli Endpoint Manager integrates the assets acquired with BigFix into

the IBM portfolio. The software extends IBM’s capabilities to manage

the security and compliance of servers, desktops, roaming laptops, and

point-of-sale devices, such as ATMs and self-service kiosks. The

software combines endpoint and security management into a single

solution and enables organizations to see and manage physical and

virtual endpoints.

“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. “On today’s

smarter planet, everything is an endpoint, and must be managed and

secured like any other critical business asset.”

IBM researchers and developers are also prototyping new technologies to

manage security and compliance challenges involving mobile smart

phones, such as Google Android-based devices. Using a single management

platform, organizations will be able to extend management across any

mobile device on their network. The company said with the ability to

install in minutes, customers would be able to remotely set policies,

monitor employee devices to identify potential data compromise and wipe

data off the devices if they are lost or stolen.

For more, read the eWeek article: IBM Expands Security Services with Endpoint Management Software.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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