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BigFix to Enhance Platform

Forthcoming release 7.0 to support significant business continuity functions

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- BigFix Inc., a leader in real-time IT security and management solutions for the distributed Enterprise, today announced that significant business continuity enhancements will feature prominently in the version 7.0 release of the award-winning BigFix platform, set for general availability this October. A key functional enhancement of the release is the new BigFix Distributed Server Architecture™ (DSA). DSA significantly enhances the new BigFix platform release with optimized multi-server, distributed fail-over capabilities, enhanced on-the-fly relay configuration, and improved dynamic agent throttling for small footprint environments.

Business continuity is essential for organizations to maintain visibility and control of their critical IT infrastructure in the wake of a major crisis. By incorporating the DSA, BigFix 7.0 implementations will now support automatic synchronization and distributed continuous management across multiple servers even during a disruptive event. Additionally, the optimized relay topology will ensure that each endpoint is automatically paired to a network relay based on location, operating system, and other customer-defined grouping criteria. Dynamic agent throttling will enable fine-grained endpoint resource utilization ensuring client visibility and control even on small footprint environments with minimal contention.

“The number of large enterprises that still do not have strong business continuity plans in place, even after natural disasters such as Katrina, is alarming,” said BigFix CTO Amrit Williams. “Given BigFix’s Fortune 1000 customer base, we recognized the need to incorporate focused business continuity measures in preparation for disruptive events. With the new features in place, BigFix customers can rest easy knowing their organization is prepared.”

BigFix Inc.

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