Nessus and SecurityCenter now support Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM) as a patch management platform in which patch-level information can be extracted for given scan targets.
Nessus Patch Management Support
We are pleased to announce new support for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM) for Patch Management (formerly known as BigFix). This new capability allows us to use the information gathered by TEM from systems where we may not have credentials or we’re unable to reach such systems over the network. The TEM integration is configured similarly to our integration with other patch management solutions where credentials and the server IP address/hostname are provided so Nessus can retrieve the patch information for the hosts targeted in the scan.
- Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
- Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007
- Red Hat Network Satellite Server
- VMware Go (formerly known as Shavlik)
In order to make use of this feature, be certain you've configured TEM properly. Refer to this discussion post for more information and instructions.