IBM to Buy BigFix in Push for Smarter Data Centers
IBM agrees to buy BigFix for an undisclosed sum to grab the company's systems management technology for endpoint devices and help organizations build smarter data centers.IBM has agreed to buy systems management vendor BigFix for an undisclosed sum. The move brings BigFix's IT management technology into IBM's fold, bolstering its configuration and compliance management capabilities and building on an existing partnership between the two companies. According to Al Zollar, general manager of IBM Tivoli Software, BigFix's platform automates and simplifies endpoint management for large environments.
"BigFix will really help us fulfill what is really a critical need for many of our clients, and that is dealing with the endpoints that make up the core point of access for many of their IT systems and services," he said.