BigFix Patch Downloading

When it comes to downloading patches, has this solution helped you reduce network traffic? If yes, how?

Mark Poulson
Principle Consulting Architect at GNE
It has immensely reduced the network traffic when it comes to downloading patches. Across the board, I've had a number of customers who've had platform tools and I'm able to combine into one tool.
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Joshua Hickok
Senior Security Consultant at Tech Data Corporation
In addition, it has also helped us to reduce network traffic when it comes to downloading patches. It's very easy to throttle the network traffic, Instead of us taking down the network, downloading hundreds of patches, we're able to set a throttle, and then also spread it out over a period of time, which helps a lot.
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Fernando Martinez
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has helped to reduce network patches when it comes to downloading patches. It helps a lot because we have the ability to customize the uses of the bandwidth in our company, and it helps us to reach every region no matter the size of the link that we have in the network. We use patch manage for deploying Microsoft patches and compliance to deploy security police across the environment.
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BigFixAddb6e
BigFix Admin / Win SysAdmin at Costco Wholesale
It reduces network traffic when it comes to downloading patches. It's a single patch repository on the root server, all patches start on the root server, and then they are disseminated via relevance as required, up above a chain and a single connection via the relays up until it gets to the bottom of the last relay and then it disburses to the client. Storage and network wise, it makes the smallest download possible down to the last band and then disseminates from there, so you can take your relays as far down as possible to make a small download chain, size wise.
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ProductLfae0
Product Line Manager at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
It has helped to reduce network traffic when it comes to downloading patches with the relay structure. Talking from the corporate server down to the relays and then to the endpoints, it has helped from that perspective. It still causes impacts, not because of the capability itself but because of the content that's being provided by, Microsoft and other vendors is just so large that it starts having impacts whether you want it to or not, no matter what kind of infrastructure you put in place.
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Daniel-Mitchell
Senior Server Systems Enigineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It has helped us to reduce network traffic when it comes to downloading patches. We don't have a million machines reach out in the middle of the night to get devices. We have BigFix on our cruise lines in which satellite connectivity is limited. We had to pay per byte that goes across the wire.
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