IBM Acquires Data Center Patching Company

Paul Lilly

IBM this week announced it has closed the acquisition of BigFix, Inc., a privately-held provider of high-performance enterprise systems and security management solutions.

"IBM is focused on delivering a simplified and automated approach to managing and securing the IT infrastructure," said Steve Robinson, general manager, IBM Security Solutions. "With BigFix software integrated with IBM software offerings, IBM clients will be able to more easily manage and secure their PCs and laptops, a complex task as the costs and risks associated with security threats continue to grow."

IBM said BigFix will be integrated into its Software Group and will help beef up Big Blue's automation portfolio. The closing comes just three weeks after IBM entered a definitive agreement to acquire BigFix. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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