2016 Summary of IBM BigFix Compliance PCI DSS Content Releases

As you continue to monitor and manage your endpoints to ensure a secure and PCI compliant environment for 2017, we’d like to wish you a very wonderful new year!

To reinforce our team’s commitment to help you meet your PCI compliance objectives, we would like to take you on a quick journey back to the IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on releases and enhancements that IBM has delivered in 2016.

  • Up-to-date benchmark support
    The PCI Security Standards Council published the new PCI DSS Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures v3.2 in 2016, and all the BigFix PCI checklists have been upgraded to support the new PCI DSS version.

  • New PCI DSS compliance reporting
    The new PCI DSS Policy reporting, which is available in BigFix Compliance Analytics V1.9, identifies the level of compliance for each system within an entire organization based on a specific PCI DSS Requirement or PCI DSS Milestone. It provides a new PCI Reporting site to easily enable the creation of Requirement or Milestone based reports. For more information, see the official announcement at https://ibm.biz/Bdspcq.

  • Broader platform coverage
    In addition to the existing supported platform coverage, BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on expanded its support coverage to include the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10

  • AIX 6.1

  • AIX 7.1

  • CentOS 6

  • CentOS 7
    For the complete support list, see https://ibm.biz/BdsemD.

  • Remediation actions
    BigFix operators can take remediation actions, in addition to compliance monitoring, for the following operating systems to efficiently remediate a non-compliance issue with a single action:

  • Windows SQL Server 2008

  • Windows SQL Server 2012

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 10

  • Windows Embedded POSReady 7

  • Windows Embedded Standard 7

  • RHEL 5

  • RHEL 6

  • RHEL 7

  • AIX 7.1

  • CentOS 6

  • CentOS 7

To find more information about the IBM BigFix Compliance PCI DSS checklists, see the BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on wiki at https://ibm.biz/BdrBtk.

Note that all BigFix Compliance PCI release announcements are posted in the BigFix forum at https://ibm.biz/Bdsspw.

Let us know how we can further improve our product to better help you meet your goals for 2017. You can either e-mail I-Lung Kao, BigFix Compliance PCI product manager, at ikao@us.ibm.com, or post a forum topic on https://forum.bigfix.com.

Looking forward to more journeys ahead! Thank you very much for the support.

– The IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on team