BigFix Pricing and License Cost

MartinCarnegie
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
IBM BigFix comes with many different packages depending on the functions that are required. IBM BigFix Patch is the most basic package which provides the ability to patch almost any operating system with many third-party applications. It also provides the capability to create custom content such as software packages (called Fixlets), inventory scans (called Analysis) and create custom reports. All of the other IBM BigFix packages also provide patches. When purchasing, buying with other IBM tools provided us with a very good discount in pricing. Also since we were deploying to a highly virtualized environment, the use of RVU (Resource Value License) was very beneficial for us. View full review »
Michelle McGough
BigFix Offering Manager at a tech services company
I would advise someone considering this solution to take advantage of everything offered by the seller and sales engineer - they always seemed eager to help me be successful to reach my goals and were very generous with their time and advice. The BigFix community is also very rich and generous. It was a rare occasion when I had to "invent a wheel." Most custom solutions that I needed were already developed by IBM or available from the community - in some cases, I needed to tailor what was offered but this was not difficult. View full review »
Endpoint84a2
Endpoint Management Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
License management isn't quite as easy as it should be to deal with the licensing. You need to take the server down to import the new licenses which I find to be annoying. View full review »
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Ravi Khanchandani
Founder Director with 11-50 employees
Plan well to ensure you have a stable and scaleable deployment. If you have a need for many use cases: Patch Management, Software Distribution, Remote Control, OS Deployment, Software Asset Management, Vulnerability Management, Security Compliance, and Server Automation, make sure you prioritize your requirements before deployment. You should go about meeting the requirements in phases, not try and burn the entire ocean. View full review »
Shawn Daniel
Project Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Understand the requirements and the amount of use before choosing it. If you are just managing Windows machines with the regular MS released updates, than WSUS might be a cheaper and more viable solution. If you are looking forward to a single tool with third-party vulnerability remediation and in-house customization, then this is product is good to go. View full review »
Adam Rajterowski
Senior Desktop Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This was not my responsibility. View full review »
Onyegbule Uche
Technical Consultant at Activedge Technologies
Compliance, and lifestyle are a bit pricey especially to customers that get SCCM included as part of their ELA. It's makes convincing harder. View full review »
Doug Piner
Rational Architect, BigFix & MobileFirst Protect Technical Presales at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would stay with the Managed Virtual Server license model, which is a 1-to-1 license per OS whether it is virtual or physical. View full review »
Connie Lamicela
CTO at ESM Technology
We always were able to get our client the best cost from the vendor, so pricing was not really an issue. View full review »
Adam Niedbala
Manager of Outsourcing Projects Department & ISO20000, ISO27001, ISO22301 Management Representative at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We offer BigFix as a service for our datacenter hosting customers. View full review »
Nirmal Kumar
Talent Acquisition Executive at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is cheaper than other solutions on the market. View full review »
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