SOURCE: BigFix, Inc.

January 31, 2008 08:00 ET

BigFix Offers Real-Time FDCC Compliance Enforcement for Federal Agencies

BigFix Committed to Addressing the Needs of Government Organizations

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2008) - BigFix, Inc., a leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed enterprise, has enhanced its BigFix Security Configuration Management solution to help federal agencies required to comply with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) initiative by the February 1, 2008 deadline. BigFix Security Configuration Management runs on top of the BigFix Discovery 7 platform, providing massive scalability, real-time visibility, and continuous control across distributed desktop, mobile, and server endpoint computers.

"The FDCC mandate from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is designed to ensure both stronger IT security and more efficient manageability through common Windows endpoint configurations. BigFix is committed to making it easy for government agencies to implement the FDCC in the least disruptive and efficient way possible," said BigFix CTO Amrit Williams. "With BigFix Security Configuration Management, federal agencies gain real-time visibility into endpoint client configurations and continuous enforcement of those configurations regardless of the endpoint's network connectivity. Agencies using BigFix will be able to bring Microsoft Windows XP and Vista endpoints into compliance and then keep them there utilizing minimal IT resources."

As part of the FDCC initiative, the OMB recently mandated that all federal agencies using Windows XP and Vista implement standard configurations as developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. BigFix has updated its Security Configuration Management to align with the standards so that federal agencies deploying the module can easily and automatically enforce common Windows desktop configurations as specified by the OMB.

"We have implemented the BigFix solution at over 900 geographical worldwide locations and understand just how rapidly and cost effectively the BigFix product will help federal departments ensure FDCC and FISMA compliance," said LongView President/CEO, Ben Long. "It's quick to deploy, can easily scale from 1,000 to 100,000s of Windows computers and makes minimal demands on network bandwidth or managed endpoint processing bandwidth. Best of all, it delivers real-time visibility into endpoint FDCC compliance status and can proactively monitor for compliance deviations and automatically remediate computers to bring them back up to standard."

BigFix Security Configuration Management consolidates multiple security configuration management functions -- anti-virus and anti-spyware client management, security policy setting and enforcement, best practices-based baselining, and automated remediation -- through the BigFix Console and Platform. Its policy-driven approach provides a single management solution for multiple configuration management functions and enables IT administrators to effectively manage endpoints on and off the network.

For an immediate consultation on how to apply BigFix Security Configuration Management to achieve FDCC compliance, contact BigFix Government Sales at government@bigfix.com.

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 www.bigfix.com.

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