January 2019’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) report is the BIOS Dashboard. Get it here!
Why do you need this report? Keep reading below!
Are you still struggling to get a handle on your Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities? Don’t feel bad because you are not alone. Many companies are grappling with these security issues. Part of the solution involves updating the computer BIOS, but if you don’t know which computers to target, where do you even start?
Instead of trying to figure out which computers have an updated BIOS, maybe you’re trying to determine which ones are using Secure Boot with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)? Or, maybe you’re trying to put together a list of computers that have UEFI enabled, but secure boot is disabled.
The good news, if you are using SCCM Current Branch 1802 or later, is that SCCM is already inventorying BIOS, Secure Boot and UEFI data, but the bad news is that there are no built-in reports to make sense of this data. In place of a report, you are forced to examine each computer yourself. We don’t need to tell you that this is a very time-consuming task!
Solution: BIOS Dashboard
Once installed, the BIOS Dashboard leverages the most recent information about BIOS and firmware details found on each computer. This data is then processed into understandable results and displayed in our easy-to-read dashboard. With the color green representing the most secure computers and the color red denoting the ones you need to take a look at, you will know in an instant how many computers have a BIOS date before Jan. 1, 2018 (prior to Meltdown and Spectre) and how many computers are using UEFI and Secure Boot.
As a bonus feature, the dashboard displays the names of computers with recent BIOS updates and flags computers using UEFI without Secure Boot! You can also limit the dashboard results to a specific SCCM collection, this is a feature that’s available in most of Enhansoft Reporting’s dashboards/reports.
UEFI can have two results where UEFI is either enabled, UEFI, or it is disabled, Legacy.
Secure Boot can have two results where Secure Boot is either enabled, Secure Boot, or it is disabled, Legacy Boot or Disabled Secure Boot.