SOURCE: BigFix, Inc.

August 12, 2008 08:00 ET

GSA Makes BigFix Power Management Available to Federal Agencies via SmartBUY Program

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - BigFix and the US General Services Administration (GSA) have agreed to expedite implementation of BigFix Power Management throughout the federal government by offering the personal computer power conservation software at an annual license fee of $3 per computer through the GSA SmartBUY program. BigFix Power Management software enables IT organizations to shut down computers during non-business hours, saving up to $40-50 per year per computer in electric power costs. GSA and BigFix have negotiated special pricing for the power management product against a background of rising energy costs and the need for federal agencies to set an energy conservation leadership example to all sectors of the economy.

Dave Robbins, President and CEO of BigFix, said: "BigFix Power Management is the ultimate testament to both the extensibility of the BigFix platform for solving a wide scope of problems and the real ROI that our customers derive. We believe effective power conservation on the federal government's millions of desktop and mobile/laptop computers can save hundreds of millions of dollars in electricity costs, reduce demand for energy, and reduce carbon emissions involved in its production, and we are proud to support the federal government's efforts in this endeavor."

About BigFix Power Management

BigFix Power Management works by enabling IT managers to set and enforce power conservation policies across computer installations ranging from individual workgroups to entire agencies. The software offers unlimited options to reduce power consumption of computers and their subsystems. In a typical installation, IT managers can use BigFix Power Management to shut down computers during non-working hours, or approximately 108 hours per week for an organization operating during normal business hours. Administrators can set custom policies on machines that need to stay on for longer periods, or shut down and wake up computers to follow time zones around the country or the world.

The software also includes Wake-On LAN features to enable computers to be turned on in off-hours to perform maintenance and services, and features to save all open files on a computer before shutting down to conserve energy. The software also works on both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS-X computers enabling centralized management of heterogeneous environments. The BigFix Platform can also be used to assist agencies in achieving compliance with Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) standards via the same visibility and control framework that supports BigFix Power Management.

Since its commercial release in 2007, BigFix Power Management has become a best seller at BigFix, with strong inroads in education, retail, and healthcare markets. Potential cost savings have driven sales, with customers able to cut power costs by up to $50 per computer per year -- paying for a BigFix Power Management license many times over. In addition, customers may qualify for rebate programs extended by a growing number of electric utility companies in the US and Canada. BigFix has also joined the US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider Partner Program, the Alliance to Save Energy, and The Green Grid industry associations. For more information on BigFix Power Management, visit

BigFix Power Management and GSA SmartBUY

Federal government customers can order BigFix Power Management at an annual license fee of $3 per computer through the GSA SmartBUY program. The $3 pricing offer remains in effect only through the 2008 Fiscal Year, with the last date for orders September 30, 2008. For more information on acquiring BigFix Power Management through the GSA SmartBUY program, visit

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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