BigFix is one of the industry’s leading Endpoint Management Platform. BigFix is now under HCL, BigFix is the only endpoint management platform that enables IT Operations and Security teams to fully automate discovery, management and remediation – whether its on-premise, virtual, or cloud – regardless of operating system, location or connectivity. Unlike complex tools that cover a limited portion of your endpoints and take days or weeks to remediate, BigFix can find and fix endpoints faster than any other solution – all while enabling greater than 98% first-pass patch success rates.
HCL BigFix formerly IBM BigFix, IBM Endpoint Manager, Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM) and before that, BigFix, is a systems-management software product developed by IBM for managing large groups of computers running Windows, Mac OS X, VMware ESX, Linux or UNIX, as well as various mobile operating systems such as Windows Phone, Symbian, iOS and Android. HCL BigFix provides system administrators with remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment, network access protection and hardware and software inventory functionality.
The software is the result of the integration of assets acquired from BigFix into the IBM portfolio, and extends IBM’s capabilities to manage the security and compliance of servers, desktops, roaming laptops, and point-of-sale devices, such as ATMs and self-service kiosks. The software combines endpoint and security management into a single solution and enables organizations to see and manage physical and virtual endpoints. In 2019 IBM sold BigFix to HCL.
The Relevance Language is a query language created by BigFix, Inc. prior to being purchased by IBM, and is used by the BigFix platform. The purpose of the relevance language is to provide an interface by which properties of a client (such as cpu, disk space, etc.) could be retrieved. The value of the relevance language is that it, to a certain extent, abstracts away platform-specific query mechanisms like WMI, /Proc, and SIM. This allows an operator to learn one query language that works across all supported platforms. In addition to cross platform compatibility, relevance is an extremely efficient query language, often responding up to hundreds of times faster than native alternatives, such as WMI.
The Action Script language is a scripting language created by BigFix, Inc. prior to being purchased by IBM, and is used by the BigFix platform. The purpose of the action script language is to provide an interface by which changes can be made to a client. The value of the action script language is that it, to a certain extent, abstracts away platform-specific scripting differences like directory traversal, script execution and flow control. This allows an operator to learn one scripting language that works across all supported platforms.
The core HCL BigFix platform can be extended using additional components delivered by HCL:
BigFix Lifecycle provide unified, cross-platform, real-time visibility and management of endpoints, including asset discovery, patch management, software distribution, OS provisioning, remote control, and power management; reduce cost, risk and complexity of managing cloud, server, desktop, laptop, point-of-sale and other endpoints.
BigFix Compliance to deliver continuous policy enforcement and reporting and allow continuously monitor and enforce endpoint security configurations to ensure compliance with regulatory or organizational security policies.
BigFix Inventory offer comprehensive software asset inventory for license reconciliation or compliance purposes; identify licensed and unlicensed software across heterogenous operating systems; reduce software spend and compliance penalties.
BigFix Insights enabling accelerates risk identification and decision-making; enable deeper data analysis across traditional on-premise, cloud, and modern client devices for faster threat posture status reporting to executives to drive next steps.
BigFix Modern Client Management allow future proof management for modern endpoints; enable the consolidation of multiple vendors, reduce cost and complexity while managing Windows 10 and MacOS endpoints with simple enrollment and policy management.
E-SPIN and HCL
E-SPIN being active in the business of enterprise technology from network to system, and application consultancy, network/system integration, project management, training and maintenance support for customers and partners across the region since 2005. With IBM selling the BigFix business in 2019, E-SPIN is starting the business with HCL to make sure all the active and new customers are being able to properly take care of the solution, project and post warranty and maintenance. Feel free to contact E-SPIN for your project and operation requirements.