SOURCE: BigFix

November 20, 2007 09:00 ET

BigFix and Patriot Technologies to Provide Asset Management to U.S. Government Organizations

Companies to Work With All Department of Defense Components and Other Federal Agencies

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - BigFix® Inc., a global leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed enterprise, is partnering with Patriot Technologies to provide asset discovery and systems management solutions to all U.S. federal agencies, including Department of Defense (DoD) components such as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all military departments, NATO, defense agencies, and intelligence agencies. Contract line items include the BigFix Platform, which manages Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix workstations and servers, as well as BigFix Asset and License Management.

Regulatory compliance requires that federal agencies have accurate and up-to-date information regarding their IT assets. BigFix Asset and License Management, with infrastructure-scale real-time visibility, discovery and control capabilities, assures IT managers that all assets, even those with intermittent connectivity, comply with relevant standards. BigFix Asset and License Management continuously discovers, tracks, secures, and manages all IT assets with no manual tracking or updating required.

"Government organizations need real-time asset discovery and management capabilities, which is exactly what they get with BigFix, a next generation, converged IT management and security platform," said Dave Robbins, president and CEO, BigFix Inc. "BigFix's real-time visibility and control of highly complex and distributed government IT infrastructures ensures continuous discovery, management, and policy enforcement on all distributed desktop, server and mobile devices, connected or disconnected from the network."

"One of the biggest network management challenges is lack of visibility into every device on the network," stated Jorge Diaz, COO of Patriot Technologies. "This vehicle offers the Federal Government an easier and quicker acquisition path to tools that will discover and manage all the devices on the network."

The blanket purchase agreement (BPA) has been designated a DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI), a joint initiative designed to implement an enterprise software management process within the DoD. The BPA has also been designated a General Service Administration (GSA) SmartBUY, a federal government procurement vehicle designed to promote effective enterprise level software management.

The DoD's Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) allows pre-negotiated, volume pricing for all government agencies. The terms of the BigFix and Patriot Technologies ESI agreement state that BigFix solutions, along with training, professional services, and maintenance are available immediately at ESI pre-negotiated pricing.

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, BigFix® Inc. offers the only real-time IT service delivery platform that automates and optimises 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.

About Patriot

Patriot Technologies, Inc. is the trusted, go-to source for comprehensive IT security solutions. For over a decade, government and commercial organizations have relied on Patriot's products and services, including security tools, professional services and security appliance manufacturing to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data while satisfying compliance requirements. As a single information security source, Patriot Technologies provides objective analyses of vulnerabilities and has a proven track record of delivering customer-specific solutions based on security best practices. The company's focus on security, expertise within the industry, life-cycle approach and complete suite of offerings has made Patriot the preferred partner of vendors and customers alike. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, Patriot is privately held and serves thousands of customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.patriot-tech.com.

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