[BESAdmin-Announcements] BigFix 10.0 Patch 1 is now available!

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Wed Aug 5 10:55:26 PDT 2020

The BigFix team is pleased to announce the release of version 10 Patch 1 (10.0.1) of the BigFix Platform.
The main features in this release are as follows:

Discover and report cloud assets, now also from Google Cloud Platform
With this feature, you can discover and manage visibility of your cloud resources on Google Cloud Platform by using the Plugin Portal and plugins technology.
To install the BigFix client on your discovered cloud resources, use the WebUI or BES Console.

For details, see Extending BigFix management capabilities<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Config/c_managing.html>.

Get more from audit logs
The audit log service now provides more details about logging in and out of the BigFix Server, and information on the IP addresses that the clients use to access the server.

For details, see Server audit logs<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/r_logfiles.html>.

Enhanced security of TLS connections with support for Forward Secrecy
You can now leverage on the ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (DHE) and ephemeral elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDHE) for key exchange to increase the level of security of your deployment.

For details, see Using the DHE/ECDHE key exchange method<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Config/c_dhe_ecdhe.html>.

Mitigate network impact and bandwidth requirements with clients connected through VPN
You can now configure BigFix Client to download payloads directly from the internet based on a configurable list of sites. This helps you mitigate the network impact and bandwidth requirements associated with BigFix Relays that serve BigFix Clients connected through a VPN.

For details, see List of settings and detailed descriptions<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Config/r_client_set.html>.

Use Microsoft Office 365 as the email server for Web Reports
In the earlier versions of BigFix Platform, Web Reports could only contact email servers by using the basic authentication over SMTP. In this release, you can schedule the sending of reports by using Office 365 email server with OAuth 2.0 and client credentials grant flow.

For details, see Setting Up Email<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Web_Reports/c_setting_up_email.html>.

Other enhancements

  *   Modified the installer to remove the setup of SQLServer2016SP1-Evaluation from the options of the BigFix Evaluation installation.
For details, see Performing an evaluation installation on Windows<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_server_installation_eval.html>.

  *   Enhanced serviceability of PeerNest and BES Client debug log with more information and the possibility to rotate and set a maximum size.
               For details, see List of settings and detailed descriptions<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Config/r_client_set.html>.

  *   Improved Client Deploy Tool (CDT) wizard: Simplified the installation process for clients that are discovered by cloud plugins.
For details, see Installing the BigFix Agent on discovered resources<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Config/t_cdbrd_install_agent.html>.

  *   Upgraded the following external libraries: libcurl to version 7.69.1, Codejock to version 19.2.0, jQuery to 3.5.1
  *   Fixed DAs and defects. For details, see the technical specification section below.
  *   Fixed security vulnerabilities. For details, see the technical specification section below.


  *   See the full technical changelist<https://support.bigfix.com/bes/changes/fullchangelist-100.txt>.

Pre-Upgrade Considerations

  *   This release includes all the BigFix Platform components. It also includes the Plugin Portal that enables the Multicloud and Modern Client Management capabilities.
  *   Upgrade paths to BigFix 10 begin with v9.5.10 or later. For details, see Upgrade paths<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_upgrade_paths.html> (Windows) and Upgrade paths<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_upgrade_paths_linux.html> (Linux).
  *   For detailed information on the specific changes to minimum supported versions of operating systems and databases for BigFix 10, see Detailed system requirements<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_spcr_platform.html>.
  *   BEFORE getting started with the upgrade process, stop any active application that is connected to the BigFix database (such as Web Reports, WebUI, BigFix Inventory, or BigFix Compliance).

Useful links

  *   BigFix downloads and release information<https://support.bigfix.com/bes/release/10.0/patch1/>
  *   BigFix 10 documentation
     *   Home page<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/index.html>
     *   Upgrade considerations
        *   Windows<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_upgrading1.html>
        *   Linux<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_upgrading1_linux.html>
     *   Detailed system requirements<https://help.hcltechsw.com/bigfix/10.0/platform/Platform/Installation/c_spcr_platform.html>

Upgrade Fixlets are available in BES Support version 1438 (or later).

Discuss this on the forum<https://forum.bigfix.com/t/bigfix-10-0-patch-1-is-now-available/35131>.

-- The BigFix Platform Team

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