Patriot Adds Asset Management Vendor

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-11-21 Print this article Print

The deal between the government solution provider and BigFix puts the vendor on a government contract vehicle.

IT security and management vendor BigFix has formed a partnership with solution provider Patriot Technologies to provide asset discovery and systems management solutions to all U.S. federal agencies, including those that fall under the Department of Defense, such as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all military departments, NATO, defense agencies, and intelligence agencies. A White House mandate requires federal agencies to keep accurate and up-to-date information on their IT assets, said Tim Burke, vice president of sales at BigFix. His company was one of two asset management software providers so far that have been added to a government contract schedule with a cap of $1 billion. "Because of cyber-warfare youve got to be able to protect all your computers," he said "But most organizations have a hard time identifying all their computers on the network. When we put our software into their computer networks it finds 15 percent to 20 percent more computers than the organizations thought they had."
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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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