SOURCE: BigFix, Inc.

December 04, 2007 09:00 ET

BigFix Launches Discovery 7

Virtualization, OS Deployment & Business Continuity Highlight New BigFix Platform Release

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - BigFix, Inc., a leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed enterprise, has released BigFix Discovery 7™, the latest version of its real-time security and systems management platform. The BigFix platform is the foundation for all BigFix solutions including award-winning Data Leak Prevention (DLP), AntiThreat, Security Configuration Management, Asset Discovery and Patch Management, as well as enabling pervasive and continuous enforcement of critical IT policies and processes on all enterprise endpoints. BigFix Discovery 7 showcases several significant enhancements that include business continuity and high availability features, support for virtualized environments, greater remote endpoint control functionality, OS deployment, and expanded ability for end users to perform updates and remediation functions on-demand.

"Discovery 7 is a quantum leap forward for IT management and security professionals to finally achieve real control of their infrastructures," said Dave Robbins, President and CEO of BigFix. "To really meet business imperatives IT has to operate effectively in 3D -- across data centers, desktops, and mobile devices. With the BigFix Discovery 7 platform, organizations can see, change, and continuously enforce critical IT policies and processes globally, or on individual endpoints, with a single agent and console. Other vendors can operate in one or two dimensions, but no other technology in the market delivers what BigFix Discovery 7 does, regardless of the hype coming out of Redmond, Cupertino, or Santa Clara."

"Global enterprises need a single, highly reliable solution that ensures fine-grained, real-time security policy enforcement without handicapping operational agility," said David Giambruno, vice president, Global Infrastructure Service Delivery at Revlon. "BigFix 7.0 uniquely enables IT professionals to master increasingly dangerous threat environments, as well as crucial compliance and operations initiatives."

BigFix Discovery 7 builds on the company's award-winning platform with important enhancements that support the following:

--  High Availability/Business Continuity -- Enhanced capability to enable
    IT to maintain visibility and control of their assets even in the face of
    network disruption.
    
--  Virtualization -- BigFix Agent support for VMware ESX Server
    hypervisor and zLinux (Linux on IBM System z) virtual environments.
    
--  Self Provisioning -- Expanded self-provisioning capability, which
    allows the end-user to access approved applications, updates, and patches
    to suit individual productivity requirements.
    
--  Best Practices -- Expanded policy libraries of ready-to-implement
    security configuration best practices based on standards from the National
    Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Defense Information
    Systems Agency Security Technical Implementation Guides (DISA STIG).
    
--  Remote Control/Help Desk Integration -- Policy libraries for bringing
    BigFix real-time visibility and control to help desk end-user support
    processes.
    
--  OS Deployment -- Bare-metal provisioning for endpoints (desktops,
    laptops, and servers) with enterprise-standard images, including operating
    system, applications, and other settings.
    

Platform-Times-Policy Technology Model

The BigFix technology architecture implements a distributed single-agent, single-infrastructure approach to enterprise-scale security and systems management. The BigFix Discovery 7 platform is a lightweight, easy-to-deploy, real-time visibility and control infrastructure that provides the foundation for BigFix products. BigFix products, grouped into BigFix Solution Packs, include: BigFix Desktop and Server Management (Asset Discovery, Software Distribution, Software Inventory, Patch Management, Power Management); BigFix IT Policy Enforcement (Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Management, Security Configuration Management, Patch Management, Network Access Control Support); and BigFix AntiThreat™ (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Endpoint Firewall, Third-Party Anti-Malware Management). BigFix also offers Data Leak Prevention as an a-la-carte offering or optional BigFix Solution Pack enhancement.

Pricing and Availability

BigFix Discovery 7.0 platform will ship as a standard enabling technology for BigFix Solution Packs and Policy Modules. For more information please visit: www.bigfix.com.

About BigFix

Founded in 1997, BigFix®, Inc. offers the only next generation, converged IT management and security 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 www.bigfix.com.

Contact Information

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    Rosemary Miller
    Citigate Cunningham for BigFix, Inc.
    415-618-8720
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