[BESAdmin-Announcements] Application Update: IBM BigFix Inventory 9.2.1 now available!

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Fri Oct 2 09:57:24 PDT 2015

IBM is pleased to announce that BigFix Inventory 9.2.1 application update
is now available.

IBM BigFix Inventory is now the new rebranded name of IBM Endpoint Manager
for Software Use Analysis (IEM SUA).

BigFix Inventory 9.2.1 provides significant value as well as discovery and
reporting capabilities on top of defects updates.

Major features that are delivered with BigFix Inventory 9.2.1 include:
   - Support for Mac OS X. You can now report on computers, applications
and processes for Mac OS X endpoints into BigFix Inventory server
   - Oracle Database report which provides value add insight on data
gathered by Oracle LMS (License Management Services) scripts
   - Support for more IBM licensing metrics like, yet not limited to,
Authorized Users and a new report for related licensing utilization for
enabled IBM products
   - Support for two-factor authentication and single sign-on for BigFix
   - Possibility of having multiple instances of BigFix Inventory servers
that share the same BigFix platform and of aggregating reporting
accordingly to support multi-tenancy needs
   - Discovery and reporting of software that runs on public clouds such as
IBM Softlayer, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Elastic Cloud
   - More flexibility to expand software catalog with custom signatures
based on non-standard file types
   - Optimization of the ETL (Export Transfer and Load) process with
scalability and performance improvements
   - Resolution for 22 official APARs as well as improvements found
   - Certification of new operating systems

The full content of the BigFix Inventory update 9.2.1 and installation
instructions can be found under the following link: https://ibm.biz/bfi_921

The list of all former SUA 9.x releases and patches can be found here:
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