September 18, 2007 12:00 ET

BigFix Announces Availability of BigFix EndPoint Defender

Complete Real-Time Endpoint Protection Designed for Growing Enterprises

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - BigFix Inc., a global leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed Enterprise, announced the availability of BigFix EndPoint Defender (code name Project Fortinbras), a complete, real-time, endpoint protection solution designed specifically for dynamic, mid-size enterprises. BigFix EndPoint Defender combines desktop and mobile device management with proactive endpoint security into an easy-to-deploy, highly flexible, policy-driven solution. Designed specifically for organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 endpoints, BigFix EndPoint Defender integrates BigFix's award-winning anti-malware, patch management, vulnerability assessment, and asset discovery functionality all in one easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage solution.

"Most vendors in this space think they can acquire a hodgepodge of technology pieces-parts, put them in a box with a new name and say done. That's just irresponsible," said BigFix President and CEO Dave Robbins. "Growing enterprises need the same levels of endpoint protection and management as established enterprises do, but simply can't absorb the management overhead, professional services, and hardware infrastructure these 'Frankenproducts' demand. BigFix EndPoint Defender delivers the right functionality with the same high performance levels our large customers enjoy priced for growing enterprises. It's built on the same revolutionary single platform/single console/single multi-function agent BigFix architecture so it's easy and cost effective to deploy, manage, and implement."

With BigFix EndPoint Defender, growing businesses can gain control over one of the most vulnerable elements of their security posture -- mobile endpoints. Given that the majority of computers purchased by growing enterprises are laptops and notebooks, this is particularly important. Recent research conducted by Gatepoint Research on behalf of BigFix found that the inability of security configuration management (SCM) solutions to manage mobile workers disconnected from the network to be the single greatest vulnerability that could contribute to security attacks. BigFix EndPoint Defender gives IT managers the tools they need most by providing continuous policy enforcement for remote devices, whether they're on or off the network.

Built on the BigFix platform, BigFix EndPoint Defender is the solution for growing IT organizations in need of an extensible, tightly integrated endpoint security suite, with real-time visibility and control. It includes BigFix AntiThreat (antivirus, anti-spyware, and endpoint firewall), and BigFix Client Manager for AntiVirus, which gives customers the flexibility to manage legacy third-party antivirus clients. Patch management, vulnerability assessment, rogue and unmanaged asset discovery functionality is also included. BigFix EndPoint Defender supports Microsoft Windows.

In addition, BigFix announced that it is offering a special introductory price of $28 per endpoint for all existing Lumension (formerly PatchLink), McAfee, Microsoft, and Symantec customers.

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

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mariana Kosturos
    Citigate Cunningham for BigFix, Inc.
    (415) 618-8786
    Email Contact