BigFix Valuable Features
Security Solutions Architect at Thuthukani Technology Solutions
The patch compliance is very good.
It's very easy to upgrade solutions, even in low-technology environments.
The stability is perfect.
The roll-out is super-easy.
The solution is unbelievably scalable.
We're not restricted on/off-network, and we don't have to be a member of a domain. You can be on a workgroup, laptop, Mac, et cetera.View full review »
BigFix is base on the principle if something is relevant or not. The systems works more or less like an complex database the sends small messeges to endpoint and ask them to report back to the server. If a given condition is true, them it's relevant and server will ask the client to something It's simple as that. Therefore, BigFix is extrempower solution when it supports more than 90 diffferent OS. The system can manage whatever you you want!
"The heart of the Fixlet technology is the Relevance language that allows authors to interrogate the hardware and software properties of your managed clients using Inspectors. With the Relevance language, you can write expressions describing virtually any aspect of the client environment. Some Fixlets are simply designed to return Relevance information to the servers, but most of them suggest actions that can patch or update the client computer. The actions, in turn, also take advantage of Relevance expressions. Fixlet messages and Relevance expressions by themselves can only notify the user or the administrator. Actions, on the other hand, are specifically designed to modify the client, so there is a clear dividing line between a Relevance expression and its associated action - typically a human is required to deploy the action."View full review »
Senior System Administrator at a legal firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable point is when you deploy an application, you have to make sure that the application has been deployed to all computers and that is working perfectly. This solution works well at deployments.
Other solutions can have failures, such as ManageEngine, and you have to deploy the application again. In BigFix, once the computer has communicated with the BigFix server, the agent workstation, you can be sure that the application will be deployed and delivered properly.
Upon our evaluation of other products we found that most solutions provide the same technological functions and features. But, BigFix has two advantages over these. The first is that its price is competitive. The second is that we found the implementation partner to be very supportive in terms of explaining and training the in-house resources and deploying the solution.
The architecture is also lightweight.View full review »
It supports most of the applications, software, and OS. We don't need to go around and look for many tools. Most of the applications are completely supported, and it is much better than Qualys and Tenable. It also works pretty fast.
It is pretty secure, and it gives extensive vulnerability features as compared to other applications. It supports multiple languages, and the security checks are pretty high as compared to other tools in the market.
It is a one-stop tool that allows you to do everything. It supports reporting, vulnerability management, patch management, and configuration. All things can be done in one tool.
It is a very user-friendly solution with a very good interface.View full review »
Technical Support Analyst at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
BigFix is a great product. The flexibility of putting together your own relevance and retrieving custom data from any one of your agents is a valuable feature. It is one of my favorite features because if a boss asks me, "How many of these devices do we have?", I can put together a report in two seconds.View full review »
Principle Consulting Architect at GNE
The power is all in the platform. It's great to be able to patch. It's great to have a bunch of stuff for security compliance, etc but the power truly is in the platform or the tool.View full review »
The interface is easy to use, and it's not complicated to create tasks.
It offers all of the features that we require.View full review »
BigFix is a good product with good technical support. We are updating the package and everything, so there are no issues.View full review »
I like the inventory and life cycle management feature. It's simple to use. This platform is easier than Azure.View full review »