SOURCE: BigFix, Inc.

August 05, 2008 12:15 ET

BigFix Partners With HCL, Paladion, and Wipro to Secure India and the World

US Security and Systems Management Firm Announces Key Partnerships Targeting Large and Growing Regional and Global Enterprises

BANGALORE, INDIA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Top executives from BigFix, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance enterprise systems and security management solutions, predict that India will play a major role in building the company's global preeminence in the IT infrastructure security and systems management market. In a presentation to customers, prospects, and partners delivered here, BigFix vice president for business development, George Billman, said: "India is an extremely exciting market for us right now on many levels. We see in India a unique combination of a customer base ready to use our products and services to maximum effectiveness; partners who can deliver BigFix solutions nationally, regionally, and globally; and a sophisticated cadre of technical experts who can amplify our efforts to develop next generation products and technologies."

Zeroing in on Customer Requirements

BigFix, one of the fastest growing US technology companies headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, has built a reputation as a can-do innovator in the enterprise software market by helping customers radically simplify and automate infrastructure management, saving costs and improving service delivery by delivering pervasive real-time visibility and control of all endpoints across global networks. BigFix is based on a revolutionary architecture that distributes management intelligence and responsibility directly to the computing devices themselves. This architecture makes BigFix radically faster, more accurate, scalable, and more adaptive than traditional management solutions on IT infrastructures ranging from 100s to 100,000s of endpoints.

"BigFix is ready for Asia," said BigFix chief technology officer, Amrit Williams. "Security, regulatory compliance, and operational excellence have become high priorities in India as with the rest of the world. Furthermore, BigFix offers attributes ideally suited to India and South Asian technical conditions such as ability to operate under narrow bandwidth or high-latency network conditions, minimal memory and processor bandwidth footprint, multiplatform Windows-Unix-Linux-Mac OS support, and readiness for delivery as a managed service to organizations of any size."

Partner-Driven Business Growth

BigFix is paving the way to success by engaging a growing list of top-tier business partners in India to build customer relationships and deliver solutions across the region around the world. At the Bangalore event, BigFix revealed it has established business relationships with leading India-based IT services firms that include HCL Comnet Ltd., a 100 percent subsidiary of HCL Technologies; Paladion; and Wipro Infotech. "This is a world-class collection of partners by any definition," said Billman. "HCL Comnet has signed as a global managed services partner. Paladion concentrates on managed security services. Wipro Infotech focuses on managed services opportunities in the Gulf, Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia."

Prosenjeet Banerjee, assistant vice president, Global Security Practice, HCL Comnet, said: "At HCL Comnet we have always led the IT Security space from the front and are widely respected in the market for the transformational value that we have created in our security services offerings matched with high levels of delivery excellence. This Global MSP Partner relationship with BigFix will go a long way to further enhance our offerings in this space, as well as strengthen our skill and expertise base in this area. BigFix is an excellent choice for us from technical and customer priorities perspectives. The product set has the ability to help customers quickly align distributed IT infrastructures to the latest compliance and best practices standards and to manage computers in real-time wherever they are-fixed or mobile, on fast or constricted bandwidth connections."

Suveer Kalra, executive vice president of Paladion, said: "BigFix is our platform of choice for MSSP services since it best meets our customer requirements. BigFix platform also provides us the scale and rich feature set required to manage thousands of nodes across our enterprise customers."

Mr. Ramkumar Balasubramanian, general manager, practice and business development, Managed IT Services, Wipro Infotech, said: "As a leading provider of managed services we are constantly on the lookout for new tools and technologies from partners that help in further improving our service delivery capability. Our partnership with BigFix has helped us offer differentiated infrastructure management solutions to some of our enterprise customers."

Through its own efforts and teamed with partners, BigFix has won competitive tenders to implement solutions at a number of leading firms and institutions in India that include National Stock Exchange, Perot Systems, Southeast Central Railways, among others.

Deepening Commitments, Expanding Presence

857,000 endpoint computers in Asia currently run BigFix software. BigFix has signed on 48 new customers in Asia in the last six quarters and plans to add additional team members in India to support its expanding customer and partner relationships throughout the region.

One of the main purposes of the BigFix executives' visit is to lay groundwork for a strong on-the-ground base in India. "Our priorities for India are to build a presence to serve our customers and partners and to gain access to the innovation and expertise we see all around us," said Billman. "We look forward to a long and steadily expanding relationship in making India, its people, and institutions successful in their use of IT to achieve economic and social goals."

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, BigFix®, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise systems and security management solutions that revolutionizes the way IT organizations manage and secure their computing infrastructures. Based on a revolutionary architecture that distributes management intelligence directly to the computing devices themselves, BigFix is radically faster, scalable, more accurate and adaptive than legacy management software. Today, BigFix provides real-time visibility and control for over 8 million computing devices for 900 customers worldwide. The BigFix customer list counts many of the world's largest and most prestigious organizations in every industry including financial services, retail, education, manufacturing, and public sector agencies. More information can be found at

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