March 16, 2010 14:02 ET

BigFix Situational Awareness Incident Response (SAIR) Integration Initiative Addresses Federal IT Infrastructure Mandates

Open Framework for Next-Generation, Situational Awareness-Based Security and Systems Management Solutions

EMERYVILLE, CA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -

News Facts

-- BigFix has launched a Situational Awareness Incident Response (SAIR) initiative focused on working with an all-star roster of leading technology and system integration companies to develop and implement high-performance interoperable security and systems management solutions for public sector and other end customers.

-- Companies working with BigFix in this endeavor include: Agiliance, ArcSight, Bit9, ForeScout, Safend, and Trend Micro.

-- These companies will leverage the BigFix Unified Management platform to help reduce the cost and complexity of achieving and exceeding compliance goals related to current and emerging Federal information security mandates.

-- Furthermore, the BigFix Unified Management Platform's deep real-time visibility into distributed computing assets, speed and thoroughness in executing change actions, scalability, and extensibility offers an open framework to integrate and implement solutions that achieve the SAIR vision of moving public sector IT infrastructure security to a proactive, high awareness posture.

Participating Companies

Companies integrating BigFix technologies for SAIR solutions include:

-- Agiliance offers a fully integrated suite of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions delivered on Agiliance RiskVision™, a purpose-built platform that enables organizations to link enterprise risk and compliance objectives to security strategy and IT operation priorities.

-- ArcSight offers a market-leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform for cybersecurity and compliance monitoring.

-- Bit9 is the pioneer and leader in Enterprise Application Whitelisting. The company's award-winning solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on Windows computers, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software.

-- ForeScout is the leading provider of network access control (NAC) and policy compliance management for the global enterprise.

-- Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions that guards against corporate data loss by offering comprehensive solutions for data encryption, port and device control, content inspection and sensitive data discovery.

-- Trend Micro innovates smarter security solutions that protect against a wide range of threats including viruses, spam, phishing, spyware, botnets, and data-stealing malware.

Background and Context

-- BigFix SAIR initiatives follow up on BigFix's selection to participate in the first round of the GSA SAIR SmartBUY purchasing vehicle program.

-- The high-performance real-time visibility and control attributes of the BigFix technology platform position it strongly to play leading roles in security and systems management solutions emphasizing situational awareness and pre-emptive configuration management.

-- BigFix's public sector market share is growing dramatically in all branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial, national/homeland security, defense, education, and healthcare.

-- BigFix has created a dedicated public sector sales and service organization, bringing together expertise in government business development and contracting, field engineering, and solutions problem solving.

-- The company is following a classic strategy in building up its public business profile. First, demonstrate value in single-company solutions, followed by building out partner networks to take on larger, multi-vendor opportunities.

Supporting Quotes

Tom Burke, BigFix vice president of public sector, said: "The companies working with us in this initiative recognize that the BigFix Unified Management Platform provides a competitive advantage in addressing both certifications and scalability requirements for large security and systems management deployments in the federal government. By connecting what BigFix does best with what these companies do best in their fields, we're building a next-generation, comprehensive multi-disciplinary solution stack to meet the growing cyber security requirements of our federal customers."

Information Resources

-- BigFix Public Sector Page:

-- Agiliance:

-- ArcSight:

-- Bit9:

-- ForeScout:

-- Safend:

-- Trend Micro Government Solutions:

-- GSA SAIR SmartBUY program:

-- BigFix Press Release: "BigFix Selected for GSA Situational Awareness Incident Response (SAIR) SmartBUY Purchasing Vehicle,"

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,

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Contact Information

  • Christina Armstrong
    Connecting Point Communications for BigFix, Inc.
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