December 03, 2009 14:27 ET

BigFix Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's 2009 PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Tools Magic Quadrant

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) -

News Facts

-- BigFix, Inc. has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s 2009 PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Magic Quadrant(1) report.

-- A Magic Quadrant is Gartner's view of the vendors within a particular market for a specific time period, and each vendor is evaluated using a set of criteria to determine their position on the quadrant.

BigFix Management Comment

"We believe the 2009 Magic Quadrant solidly positions BigFix as a respected player in the PC life cycle marketplace," said Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix. "IT organizations of all sizes face significant challenges in getting the most from new technologies and concepts including Windows 7, virtualization, and the growing realization that effective systems management is a prerequisite to information security risk reduction. In 2010, we are looking forward to enabling organizations to reach new levels of visibility, control and cost-optimization of their mission critical IT initiatives."

BigFix Product and Technology Background

BigFix technologies, products and services focus on system and security configuration management of distributed, heterogeneous enterprise scale IT infrastructures. To achieve this, the BigFix Unified Management Platform implements a distributed single-agent, single-infrastructure that delivers anytime/anywhere security and system management services. BigFix solutions reduce costs and improve quality of a growing portfolio of processes that include asset visibility, software asset management endpoint security, patch and software update, security configuration management, PC power management, IT policy enforcement, asset management, and technical controls compliance.

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, the BigFix®, Inc. solutions support a global portfolio of A-list organizations in government, finance, retail, educational, industrial and public utility sectors. BigFix revolutionizes IT infrastructure management by replacing fragmented collections of single-purpose tools with the industry's only unified visibility and control architecture that consolidates up to 18 security, IT compliance, decision support, and green computing functions. For more information, visit, follow BigFix on Twitter @BigFix, or stay in touch on the BigFix Facebook page, .

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 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.

© 2009 BigFix, Inc. All rights reserved. All company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Tools," by Terrence Cosgrove, November 24, 2009, Gartner ID Number G00172200.

Contact Information

  • Press contact:
    Christina Armstrong
    Connecting Point Communications for BigFix, Inc.
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