IBM acquires BigFix

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Compliance firm to join Big Blue's stable.

IBM has agreed to acquire BigFix, an IT compliance and management firm based out of California.

The company said that the acquisition would improve IBM's datacentre management and enterprise software offerings. BigFix's compliance software tools allow administrators to set and manage policies for up to 500,000 corporate PCs.

Additionally, IBM sees the policy management tools offered by BigFix as helping to boost security and energy efficiency by allowing companies to remotely manage user policies and set automatic shutdown times.

"BigFix automates some of the most time-intensive IT tasks across the most complex global networks, helping save organisations significant amounts of time, labor, and expense,” said IBM Tivoli software general manager Al Zollar.

"BigFix’s real-time visibility and control for globally distributed computing devices will complement IBM’s existing smarter datacentre offerings and strengthen our ability to build security into the fabric of the enterprise."

Following the close of the transaction, currently slated for the third quarter of 2010, BigFix will become part of IBM's software group.

As BigFix is a privately held company, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


IBM acquires BigFix
 
 
 
Top Stories
Windows 10 lands in Australia
Campaign to get business to upgrade kicks off.
 
NSW to build its own myGov
Service NSW digital profiles available by September.
 
Android bug leaves a billion phones open to attack
Hackers only need phone number to target devices.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should law enforcement be able to buy and use exploits?



   |   View results
Yes
  14%
 
No
  51%
 
Only in special circumstances
  17%
 
Yes, but with more transparency
  18%
TOTAL VOTES: 750

Vote