Bigfix Announces Customer Deployment Momentum In Response To Increased Network Vulnerabilities And Security Configuration Challenges

Emeryville, Calif., September 8, 2004 – BigFix, a leading provider of vulnerability and security configuration management solutions, today announced that in recent months 114 companies have selected BigFix to manage system vulnerabilities and security configurations across hundreds of thousands of endpoints (mobile laptops, desktops and servers) enterprise-wide. BigFix’s momentum is highlighted by the deployment of patented BigFix technology to a number of large global enterprises in a range of key vertical markets, including American Eagle Outfitters, BMC Software, Darden Restaurants, Florida Power & Light, Marriott International, Pitney Bowes, Polycom, TRW Automotive, as well as several global financial services organizations. Additionally, BigFix continues to see strong demand for its solutions among government institutions with new public sector customers, including Indianapolis Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Customers are increasingly turning to BigFix to solve a range of vulnerability management and security configuration management problems, including the unique requirements and challenges introduced by unsecured mobile laptops. In June, BigFix announced BigFix Mobile Security Manager which protects enterprise networks by ensuring that mobile endpoints are securely configured regardless of physical location or network connectivity and today more than 20% of the BigFix Agents deployed are on mobile endpoints.

Selected by the SC Magazine editorial staff and KPMG technology experts as “Best New Security Solution for 2004,” BigFix provides the solutions global organizations require to more effectively manage vulnerabilities and security configurations across complex, multiplatform environments. BigFix delivers unprecedented real-time visibility into and control over the hardware and software of mobile laptops, desktops and servers running across an enterprise network, with the ease of use and deployment that they need to quickly discover and remediate system vulnerabilities. With BigFix, enterprises can eliminate the burden of handling complex processes manually and can proactively identify, assess and remediate all vulnerabilities centrally through an automation-assisted solution.

“Large enterprises are continuing to turn to BigFix for real-time, automation-assisted solutions that can handle vulnerability and configuration changes across their networks,” stated Dave Robbins, president and CEO of BigFix. “Companies like Darden Restaurants, Marriott International and TRW Automotive have some of the most respected IT organizations in their industries and their selection of BigFix underscores our ability to deliver world-class solutions that eliminate the costs and complexities of keeping up with security challenges and maintaining security configurations at the endpoint.”

The BigFix Enterprise Suite (BES) is a flexible, secure, agent-based platform that provides real-time inspection and highly targeted, real-time identification and remediation of vulnerability and configuration issues on an enterprise scale. BES enables the management of configurations across the largest multiplatform networks, supporting Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh OS X and UNIX computers.

About BigFix, Inc.
BigFix enterprise vulnerability and security configuration management solutions help large organizations maintain the health, performance and security of their systems. The foundation for all BigFix solutions is a scalable, secure, agent-based platform, the BigFix Enterprise Suite, which gives IT departments complete visibility into every computer running on a corporate network, and the automation-assisted control to rapidly identify, assess and remediate threats. BigFix provides solutions for endpoint security, patch management, vulnerability remediation, and configuration management. Global corporations such as American Eagle Outfitters, Corning, Darden Restaurants, Marriott International, Pitney Bowes, TRW Automotive and one of the world’s largest financial services organizations rely on BigFix everyday. BigFix technology has received awards and recognition from numerous organizations and was recently named “Best New Security Solution for 2004” by SC Magazine.

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