December 21, 2009 14:31 ET

BigFix to Present 2010 IT Security Dinosaur Awards During RSA

Viral Video Contest to Highlight Enterprise IT Encounters With Information Security Dinosaurs

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) -

News Facts

-- BigFix, Inc today kicked off its 2010 IT Security Dinosaur Awards contest, inviting enterprise IT professionals to charge up their "Flip," smart phone, and digital video cameras to capture evidence of the survival of information security dinosaurs in modern data center and distributed endpoint computing environments.

-- Videos can consist of eyewitness accounts of security disasters, rants against pre-historic business practices and technologies, or creative narrative video dramatizing events in the Lost World of IT security.

-- BigFix is running the contest to support its "Change for the Better" Darwinian Upgrade program, offering discounts on BigFix products and solutions that replace living fossil solutions from other vendors that include Altiris-Symantec, LANDesk, McAfee and others.

Supporting Quotes

"Whether it's huge footprints in the data center, lumbering performance, aggressive predator business models, or pea-brained approaches to securing enterprise computing assets, the IT security industry abounds with examples of unintelligent design," David Appelbaum, senior vice president of marketing for BigFix. "We're calling on brave explorers of the IT community to relate their experiences walking with the dinosaurs of IT security. These can be almost anything that can be captured on a video camera -- a talking-head rant, eyewitness testimony, or a dramatic re-enactment of a significant event in the unnatural history of enterprise security. The contest will open in January, so start shooting now."

IT Security Dinosaur Awards Contest Information

-- Full contest rules, awards categories, and prizes will be announced by BigFix on January 10, 2010, when the BigFix IT Security Dinosaur Awards web page and social media presence goes live.

-- Potential dinosaur hunters are welcome in the meantime to shoot footage and send it to BigFix for consideration in the forthcoming contest.

-- BigFix will announce winners during the RSA "security" conference in San Francisco, set for March 1-5, 2010.

BigFix "Change for the Better" Darwinian Upgrade Program

-- Under the BigFix "Change for the Better" upgrade program, customers with existing licenses for security and system management solutions based on products from Altiris-Symantec, LANDesk, and McAfee, will receive 10 percent off the renewal cost quoted by the incumbent vendor for an equivalent BigFix solution.

-- BigFix extends this offer both to customers buying from BigFix or qualified reseller partners participating in the program.

-- BigFix also welcomes inquiries by systems management and security reseller, system integrator, and managed services companies interested in joining the BigFix partner program.

BigFix: Survival of the Fittest

-- BigFix technologies, products, and solutions represent a highly evolved approach to consolidating essential system management and security services in enterprise IT infrastructures.

-- The company's products thrive in a wide variety of ecological niches in private and public sector environments.

-- Important habitats include systems lifecycle management, endpoint protection, and security configuration and vulnerability management.

-- The BigFix ecosystem thrives by distributing visibility and management responsibilities to computing devices themselves, using the intelligent BigFix Agent to provide real-time visibility and control not possible in "dinosaur" solutions.

-- BigFix survival of the fittest advantages include speed, flexibility, and scalability, while reducing the infrastructure and training costs associated with pre-historic systems and security management.

Information Resources

-- Twitter: @BigFix

-- BigFix "Change for the Better" sales promotion:

-- BigFix Partner Page:

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

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