IBM Acquires BigFix as Part of Smarter Data Center Vision

IBM continued its strategic acquisitions as it picked up BigFix, which makes management and security tools for the data center.

 By Ainsley Jones
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IBM has agreed to buy privately held security software company BigFix. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter.

IBM plans to use the company's systems management software to enable a company to automatically deliver security patches and software updates to hundreds of thousands of personal computers across its network, says TechWorld.

According to the official press release:

BigFix software provides a single IT management platform that gives organizations visibility, control and automation across their computing endpoints – laptops, desktops and servers – to manage critical applications for systems lifecycle, vulnerability assessment, energy-efficient computing, and configuration and security compliance.

IBM plans to fold BigFix, which has approximately200 employees and 700 customers, into its Software Group

This article was originally published on Jul 1, 2010
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