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IBM MaaS360 with Watson v10-x MDM STIG Ver 1, Rel 2 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

Supporting Resources:


Target CPE Name
IBM MaaS360 MDM cpe:/a:ibm:maas360:- (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
IBM MaaS360 with Watson v10-x MDM STIG
Checklist ID:
Ver 1, Rel 2
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

Checklist Summary:

The IBM MaaS360 with Watson v10.x Mobile Device Management (MDM) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) provides security policy and configuration requirements for the use of the MaaS360 MDM software as a Service Enterprise Mobility Management platform to provide administrative management of Mobile Operating System (MOS) devices in the Department of Defense (DoD). This STIG applies to version 10.x of the MaaS360 server. The MaaS360 product is deployed as a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, where the server is installed in an IBM-controlled data center. The Supplemental document contains information regarding features, functions, and required Information Assurance (IA) controls for the implementation.

Checklist Role:

  • Database Management System

Known Issues:

Not provided.

Target Audience:

Parties within the DoD and Federal Government’s computing environments can obtain the applicable STIG from the Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE) website. This site contains the latest copies of any STIGs, SRGs, and other related security information. The address for the IASE site is http://iase.disa.mil/.

Target Operational Environment:

  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)

Testing Information:

Not provided.

Regulatory Compliance:

DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8500.01 requires that “all IT that receives, processes, stores, displays, or transmits DoD information will be […] configured […] consistent with applicable DoD cybersecurity policies, standards, and architectures” and tasks that Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) “develops and maintains control correlation identifiers (CCIs), security requirements guides (SRGs), security technical implementation guides (STIGs), and mobile code risk categories and usage guides that implement and are consistent with DoD cybersecurity policies, standards, architectures, security controls, and validation procedures, with the support of the NSA/CSS, using input from stakeholders, and using automation whenever possible.” This document is provided under the authority of DoDI 8500.01.


DISA accepts no liability for the consequences of applying specific configuration settings made on the basis of the SRGs/STIGs. It must be noted that the configuration settings specified should be evaluated in a local, representative test environment before implementation in a production environment, especially within large user populations. The extensive variety of environments makes it impossible to test these configuration settings for all potential software configurations. For some production environments, failure to test before implementation may lead to a loss of required functionality. Evaluating the risks and benefits to a system’s particular circumstances and requirements is the system owner’s responsibility. The evaluated risks resulting from not applying specified configuration settings must be approved by the responsible Authorizing Official. Furthermore, DISA implies no warranty that the application of all specified configurations will make a system 100 percent secure. Security guidance is provided for the Department of Defense. While other agencies and organizations are free to use it, care must be given to ensure that all applicable security guidance is applied both at the device hardening level as well as the architectural level due to the fact that some of the settings may not be able to be configured in environments outside the DoD architecture. Disclaimer


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Product Support:

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Point of Contact:



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Change History:

New Checklist - 12/18/2018
moved status to FINAL - 1/28/19
updated to Ver 1, Rel 2- 4/30/19
Updated URLs - 6/6/19
Updated SHA - 8/16/19
updated resource title - 10/28/19


URL Description


Reference URL Description
https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/pdf/U_IBM_MaaS360_with_Watson_v10-x_STIG_Memo.pdf IBM MaaS360 with Watson v10-x MDM STIG Ver 1 Release memo

NIST checklist record last modified on 10/28/2019