BigFix Initial Setup

Michelle McGough
BigFix Offering Manager at a tech services company
I did find setting up a solution to be difficult because on that first one I wasn't willing to accept the freely offered advice from the vendor. Today, I know the solution well enough not to need the assistance but I would still accept it. Multiple minds are better than one and it's a lot of fun to collaborate on architecture - which server OS is appropriate and which DB. Based on our network architecture where should we put relays? That sort of thing. Deploying the agent is really quick and easy. Migrations are less difficult than competing solutions. View full review »
Tanyalynnette Grimes
CEO/ Chief Strategist at GreenWave Tech Corp
Our initial setup was very complex because we not only have it set up for our internal use, but we also have a managed service platform in which we service multiple clients. We have a cloud-based solution with it as well. We're called in for a lot of the crazy deployments that are out there in the customer world where they have massive amounts of endpoints and really complex network systems. View full review »
Security Engineer at a university with 1-10 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward, but that was 2006, 2007. A lot has changed. It would be a little bit more intense right now. View full review »
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Senior Server Systems Enigineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
We rebuilt it three years ago from the ground up and the setup wasn't complex. View full review »
Joshua Hickok
Senior Security Consultant at Tech Data Corporation
The initial setup is very easy. View full review »
Endpoint Management Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was complex. There are a lot of steps to set it up, at least on the Linux side. View full review »
Shalva Narayan
Project Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup depends on the network infrastructure. Sometimes it will be very easy to implement, and sometimes it may become complex. I did the entire solution implementation in four hours but I took almost four months with another implementation because of the complexity. Sometimes it's straightforward, sometimes it's complex. View full review »
Ravi Khanchandani
Founder Director with 11-50 employees
The setup is pretty straightforward provided you have planned well for the deployment. Know the environment well prior to deployment: The architecture needs to be drawn up prior to deployment. Plan the deployment of main server, database server, BigFix application(s), relays, console, and finally the deployment of clients. View full review »
Ben Cotton
Founder at CyFIR
From our perspective, it's pretty easy engagement. It's not just for our network, we use this for our engagements with our clients so the complexity is typically not introduced by BigFix but by the customer client networks and their specific requirements. View full review »
System Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was was complex because it was new. The help that they gave us and the documents that they gave us were really straightforward. The first time I set it up there was a learning curve, but the second time it was real easy. View full review »
Engineer with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was very straightforward. It's simple infrastructure to set up in comparison to other tools, like BladeLogic or SCCM, very simple infrastructure to set up. View full review »
Mark Poulson
Principle Consulting Architect at GNE
The initial setup is very straight forward. Depending on the customer, it can be complex as far as doing the necessary planning. Some customers can miss the point of doing a lot of that planning up front. If done right, it's not complex at all. You get really fast ROI from the tool. View full review »
Fernando Martinez
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The implementation is really straightforward and it's easy to implement with the environment. View full review »
BigFix Admin at a university with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward on the BigFix side. We had some internal stuff that caused some issues but otherwise it's pretty straightforward. View full review »
Onyegbule Uche
Technical Consultant at Activedge Technologies
The initial setup is straight forward. I deployed it in around three weeks. I started with installing the servers and the primary relay, then I installed 2 relays per subnet, made the relays deployment points and then installed the BigFix clients locally from the deployment points. View full review »
Andrew Laurence
Systems Analyst at a university with 10,001+ employees
The initial set up was very simple, single server. We've since grown to a server plus an array of relays and we even use relays to get into some difficult to reach network areas. It's been pretty useful. View full review »
Senior Solutions Architect at Siwel Consulting
I self-taught for this online, so the initial setup was a little difficult to pick up at first. I had to create a couple of testing environments and destroy them in order to learn how to use it. There was a lot of trial and error, a lot of reading of the manuals. View full review »
IT Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Once you've done the setup once, it's not that complex. Initially, it can be a little bit complex to get your head around, but now that I've done it a couple of times, I don't deem it to be overly complex. View full review »
Connie Lamicela
CTO at ESM Technology
We had one of our clients with over 30,000 endpoints, and within two days all of those 30,000 endpoints were installed and reporting back, and they were ready to patch. Installation is fairly simple. View full review »
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
System Analysis at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was very straight forward and very easy to set up. View full review »
Nirmal Kumar
Talent Acquisition Executive at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not find anything difficult in the implementation process. View full review »
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