Gartner Research

BigFix 7.0

Published: 07 November 2007

ID: G00203374

Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald


BigFix provides for the identification and remediation of vulnerabilities across a wide variety of platforms. BigFix offers antivirus, antispyware, a system firewall, and data leakage prevention as components that can be added to the base management system, which already includes extensive management features. Weaknesses in the product include the lack of a concept of risk and exception handling. In this Product Profile document, Senior Analyst Eric Maiwald examines the features and shortcomings of BigFix 7.0.

Table Of Contents


  • History
  • Research Team
  • Platform Support
  • Risk Calculations
  • Exception Handling
  • Extensive Control
  • Conflicting Baselines
  • Bottom-Line Assessment

The Details

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability Identification
  • Classification and Prioritization
  • Exception Handling
  • Workflow
  • Remediation
  • Management Capabilities
  • Standards Support
  • A Worked Example
  • Pricing
  • Roadmap


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