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BigFix Unveils 'IT.Next'

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- BigFix® Inc., the only real-time IT service delivery platform that automates and optimizes enterprise computer security and management, today announced its next generation product strategy called "IT.Next," which will provide the framework for large-scale enterprises to optimize IT service delivery and automate and enforce best practice policies and processes. IT.Next will also allow IT departments to leverage existing investments in applications, operating systems, and point tools. As a result, IT organizations can focus their human and technology resources on next generation technology initiatives such as empowering mobility, virtualization, or service-oriented architectures.

Where The Power Lies: The BigFix Platform

Centering on the BigFix Platform, IT.Next is designed for highly distributed and complex IT infrastructures, and is characterized by real-time visibility into managed devices across an entire enterprise infrastructure with the ability to propagate and enforce IT policies immediately and with fine-grained accuracy. The BigFix Platform provides a massively scalable but extremely lightweight communications fabric that distributes the intelligence directly to devices as policies set by IT stakeholders to be self-managing - continuously and in real time.

The BigFix architecture keeps devices in compliance even when the devices are disconnected from the corporate network, thereby ensuring that mobile assets can be managed the same as desktops and servers. Most importantly, because the computer is now self-aware, operators can literally query their entire infrastructure to gain a virtually unlimited amount of knowledge about the state of their networks. Questions such as how individual devices are configured, what software is installed, what processes are running, and how much enterprise-wide backup space is required can now be answered accurately in seconds and minutes instead of hours and days.

The BigFix Platform enhances and improves the effectiveness of legacy systems management solutions such as BMC Marimba, HP Radia, IBM Tivoli, Microsoft Windows SMS/SUS, Symantec-Altiris, etc. BigFix's IT.Next vision represents a profound shift in the way IT organizations perform their functions, and accelerates their transformation from a cost center to a profit enabler.

"Security and management point solutions are dead," said Dave Robbins, president and CEO for BigFix. "It's all about the infrastructure - global organizations demand a consolidated IT service delivery platform that weaves security inextricably throughout all its core operational functions. Success today demands that IT accelerates strategic technology initiatives, ensures zero-tolerance IT policy enforcement, and guarantees high returns on investment. However, these organizations can't start from scratch - tool investments have already been made. To achieve these critical business goals, the tools must be made to work better together. Only BigFix can empower these organizations to attain this end state by delivering the ultimate next generation IT infrastructure today."

BigFix Inc.