IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on: New PCI DSS Checklist for AIX 7 (v1) published 2016-06-17

IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on
Security Configuration Management (SCM)

IBM is pleased to announce the availability of the new security configuration management checklists for IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on. The new checklist that is based on the guidance provided by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is called PCI DSS Checklist for AIX 7.

This content contains security configuration checks that evaluate the security settings of your AIX 7.1 endpoints according to the PCI DSS standard. As with most of the existing SCM content in the IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on library, checks include a corresponding analysis property to report actual values, as well as steps for manual remediation in the check description.

Some of the checks allow you to use the parameterized setting to enable customization for compliance evaluation. Note that parameterization requires the creation of a custom site.

Published Site:
PCI DSS Checklist for AIX 7, version 1
*The site version is provided for air-gap customers.

Actions to Take:

  • If you have not subscribed to the site above, you can use the License Overview dashboard to enable and gather the sites. Note that you must be entitled to the new content and you are using IBM BigFix version 9.0 and later.

  • If you were involved in the Early Access Program for IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on, unsubscribe from the beta sites to avoid any conflicting issues with the production sites. If you do not unsubscribe from the beta sites, the content in the production sites will fail.

  • If you are currently licensed for the IBM BigFix Compliance, the BigFix SCMv3 solution module, the BigFix SCVM solution pack, or the BigFix SLM+SCVM solution bundle, contact your IBM sales representative on how to get access to the new content.

Documentation Resources:
To know more about IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on, see the IBM BigFix Compliance PCI Add-on User’s Guide in the BigFix developerWorks wiki.

We hope you find this latest release of SCM content useful and effective. Thank you!

– The IBM BigFix Compliance team