BigFix Fixes Mid-Sized Security

BigFix announces availability of BigFix EndPoint Defender

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- BigFix Inc., a global leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed Enterprise, announced the availability of BigFix EndPoint Defender (code name Project Fortinbras), a complete, real-time, endpoint protection solution designed specifically for dynamic, mid-size enterprises. BigFix EndPoint Defender combines desktop and mobile device management with proactive endpoint security into an easy-to-deploy, highly flexible, policy-driven solution. Designed specifically for organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 endpoints, BigFix EndPoint Defender integrates BigFix’s award winning anti-malware, patch management, vulnerability assessment, and asset discovery functionality all in one easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage solution.

“Most vendors in this space think they can acquire a hodgepodge of technology pieces-parts, put them in a box with a new name and say done. That’s just irresponsible,” said BigFix President and CEO Dave Robbins. “Growing enterprises need the same levels of endpoint protection and management as established enterprises do, but simply can’t absorb the management overhead, professional services, and hardware infrastructure these “Frankenproducts” demand. BigFix EndPoint Defender delivers the right functionality with the same high performance levels our large customers enjoy priced for growing enterprises. It’s built on the same revolutionary single platform/single console/single multi-function agent BigFix architecture so it’s easy and cost effective to deploy, manage, and implement.”

With BigFix EndPoint Defender, growing businesses can gain control over one of the most vulnerable elements of their security posture – mobile endpoints. Given that the majority of computers purchased by growing enterprises are laptops and notebooks, this is particularly important. Recent research conducted by Gatepoint Research on behalf of BigFix found that the inability of security configuration management (SCM) solutions to manage mobile workers disconnected from the network to be the single greatest vulnerability that could contribute to security attacks. BigFix EndPoint Defender gives IT managers the tools they need most by providing continuous policy enforcement for remote devices, whether they’re on or off the network.

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