SOURCE: BigFix, Inc.

January 08, 2008 12:00 ET

BigFix, Inc. Positioned as Visionary Company in Gartner's Endpoint Protection Magic Quadrant

BigFix Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - BigFix® Inc., a leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed enterprise, today announced that leading research firm, Gartner, Inc., has placed BigFix in the visionary quadrant in its recent "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP)." A Magic Quadrant is Gartner's view of the vendors within a particular market, and each vendor is ranked using a set of criteria to determine their position on the quadrant.

According to Gartner, "Visionaries invest in the leading/'bleeding'-edge features that will be significant in the next generation of products and will give buyers early access to improved security and management. Visionaries can affect the course of technological developments in the market."

"To be recognized as a visionary company in Gartner's Endpoint Protection Platform Magic Quadrant is further validation that BigFix is a revolutionary change from other IT security and systems management approaches," said BigFix President and CEO Dave Robbins. "BigFix continuously secures individual endpoints at global scale, and can see, change, and enforce critical IT policies and processes with a single agent and console. No other technology in the market can do what BigFix does."

According to Gartner's EPP Magic Quadrant, "Point products for antivirus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls, and host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) are rapidly being replaced by suites with a centralized and extensible management framework. The management and reporting capability of endpoint protection platform (EPP) suites is a substantial differentiator, especially in large enterprises. A modular architecture that allows selective configuration based on security requirements and device location is also critical."

The Gartner EPP Magic Quadrant noted several BigFix strengths:

--  "The integration of the security and operational tools provides a more
    concise view into the security status of the endpoint and enables more
    concise reporting and rapid remediation."
--  "The AntiThreat offering includes antivirus, personal firewall and
    anti-spyware engines ... integrated into the BigFix agent and management
    console.  AntiThreat can also manage other EPP solutions, making it an
    excellent choice for large enterprises with multiple legacy antivirus
    solutions."
--  "BigFix gets high marks for management scalability and for control of
    off-LAN devices because of its intelligent agent architecture."
--  "Organizations struggling with EPP management issues or those looking
    to consolidate the management of multiple EPP clients should strongly
    consider BigFix.  Organizations looking for operations life cycle tools
    should consider BigFix's AntiThreat offering a valuable differentiator."
    

About Gartner, Inc. and the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 21, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, BigFix® Inc. offers the only real-time IT service delivery platform that automates and optimizes enterprise computer security and management. BigFix enables large-scale enterprises to continuously enforce IT security, IT policy compliance, and systems management on all computers, anytime, anywhere. Designed for highly distributed and complex IT infrastructures, BigFix delivers real-time endpoint visibility and control through its single-agent, multi-function, on-demand architecture. Its award-winning technology is proven in production at more than 600 companies, government agencies and public sector institutions worldwide, and currently manages over 7,000,000 desktop and mobile clients, workstations, and servers. More information can be found at www.bigfix.com

© 2008 BigFix, Inc. All rights reserved. All company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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