IBM entered into an agreement to acquire BigFix Inc., a privately-held company based in Emeryville, Calif, to accelerate its efforts to help organizations more intelligently secure the enterprise by managing and automating security and compliance updates on thousands of computers globally.
"Businesses are tasked with managing thousands of computers and ensuring they remain available, secure and at their proper configurations according to policies and requirements. As the management of PCs, servers and laptops grows even more complex, organizations are faced with higher costs and more risk to protect themselves against security threats, often with limited warning.
While many vendors broadcast security patches and updates indiscriminately, BigFix software has built-in intelligence that can identify which devices aren't in compliance with corporate IT policies and recommend security fixes and timely software updates to 500,000 machines in a matter of minutes."
Financial details weren't disclosed.