SOURCE: BigFix Inc.

October 29, 2007 09:00 ET

BigFix, Mitsubishi Corporation Announce Partnership

Mitsubishi Corporation and Subsidiary Infosec to Provide BigFix Sales and Professional Services to Corporations and Government Organizations in Japan

TOKYO--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - BigFix Inc., a leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed enterprise, today announced it has executed a contract agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation, Inc. (MC), which positions Mitsubishi Corporation's Information Security Business Unit as a master BigFix sales partner in Japan. MC's Information Security Business Unit will immediately commence product sales in Japan, and will rely on its wholly owned subsidiary, Infosec, Inc., an information security company, for production and implementation.

"BigFix is pleased to partner with Mitsubishi Corporation, which is not only one of the world's largest business groups, but one with a strong breadth of coverage in Japan's information technology sector and a proud history of customer satisfaction," said BigFix President and CEO Dave Robbins. "Enterprise IT, whether in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, or the Americas, is transitioning from highly centralized, legacy client-server systems to highly mobile and distributed architectures, and BigFix is the only IT security management platform that enables organizations to master this transformation. Mitsubishi Corporation is the ideal partner to provide large-scale Japanese organizations with BigFix to help them achieve this transformation securely and at their own pace."

"BigFix's solution represents a fundamental shift from other IT security and systems management approaches, which is why it interests Mitsubishi Corporation," said Mr. Gosuke Nakae, General Manager, Information Security Business, Mitsubishi Corp. "Global enterprises need a single, highly reliable endpoint security solution that ensures policy enforcement without handicapping operational agility. BigFix enables IT to master increasingly dangerous threat environments, as well as crucial compliance and operations initiatives. This is what the Japanese market wants instead of costly legacy patchwork solutions, and BigFix delivers on all fronts."

With BigFix, MC's Information Security Business Unit will provide the industry's most scalable, real-time security and software configuration management solution for highly distributed enterprises and government agencies facing challenges such as managing corporate governance and regulatory compliance, business agility, and operations continuity. BigFix allows global-scale IT organizations to manage their infrastructure with instant-on solutions that continuously discover, assess, change and enforce security and software configurations.

By incorporating BigFix as a core component of a global IT strategy, highly distributed IT organizations can see and change hundreds of thousands of fixed or mobile computers located anywhere in the world, on public or private networks, simultaneously and in real time, without massive servers or management resources. BigFix also seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructure and manages it all from a unified console.

The BigFix platform is already used by more than 700 customers using over 7,500,000 endpoints. BigFix customers, many with more than 100,000 managed devices, are in the financial, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail industries, as well as public sector government, healthcare, and educational organizations.

With Japan technical support structure in place, being provided by its wholly owned subsidiary Infosec, Mitsubishi Corporation's Information Security Business Unit will commence BigFix sales to enterprises and government organizations in Japan as of November 1. A Managed Services solution (SaaS), geared toward small and medium scale businesses, is also planned for early 2008.

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, BigFix® Inc. offers the only converged IT security and operations platform that enables real-time visibility and control of globally distributed desktop, mobile and server computers. 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.

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