IBM completes its acquisition of BigFix

IBM has officially confirmed the acquisition of BigFix.

As announced at the start of this month, the deal will see IBM extend security and compliance globally to thousands of laptops, PCs and servers from the data centre.

The deal will see BigFix become part of the IBM Software Group. IBM said that it will help organisations secure the enterprise by managing and automating security and compliance updates on thousands of computers around the globe.

IBM also said that BigFix software is critical to its automation portfolio that controls the ever-expanding data centre, including PCs and laptops, in addition to servers, software, storage and physical assets as diverse as cellular sites, water mains and manufacturing equipment.

The acquisition sees BigFix become the 11th security-related company acquired by IBM since 2006, following the likes of Guardium and Ounce Labs.

Steve Robinson, general manager of IBM Security Solutions, said: “IBM is focused on delivering a simplified and automated approach to managing and securing the IT infrastructure. With BigFix software integrated with IBM software offerings, IBM clients will be able to more easily manage and secure their PCs and laptops, a complex task as the costs and risks associated with security threats continue to grow.”

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