BigFix Evolves Patch Management

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2006-06-12 Print this article Print

Review: BigFix Enterprise Suite 6.0 earns eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice award for its evolution from a patching platform to an asset lifecycle management platform.

Fulfilling eWEEK Labs prediction that patch management systems would morph into more widely focused asset lifecycle management solutions that address both enterprise security and management needs, BigFixs BigFix Enterprise Suite 6.0 seamlessly blends hardware and software asset inventory capabilities along with best-in-class patch management and fine vulnerability remediation. For successfully making this evolutionary leap, BES 6.0 earns our Analysts Choice award.

Click here to read the full review of BigFix Enterprise Suite 6.0.

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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