How IBM BigFix Helps Organizations Gain Full Visibility into Their Endpoint Landscape

Learn how IBM BigFix can help your company not only detect, but also effectively react to endpoint vulnerabilities.

Endpoint protection is a virtual requirement in today’s tech landscape where ransomware, malware, and other cyber threats are the norm. Organizations simply can’t afford to not adequately protect their infrastructure, as the average cyberattack can cost millions of dollars and potentially bankrupt a small company.

Thankfully there are a host of endpoint security options, one of which is IBM BigFix, a comprehensive endpoint protection tool that does much more than just detect endpoint vulnerabilities.

How can IBM BigFix take your endpoint security strategy to the next level?

Detection is no longer enough when it comes to responding to endpoint attacks. Organizations need a multi-pronged cybersecurity approach that stops and reacts to endpoint attacks in real time. Below are just a few of the ways that IBM BigFix takes a more comprehensive approach to endpoint security compared to some other cyber security solutions on the market today.

Importance of behavioral analytics

With IBM BigFix, you’ll not only be able to spot and react to endpoint attacks, but you’ll have a robust detection system in BigFix that utilizes behavioral analytics to detect evasive attacks that may be difficult to spot by IT staff.

Once an attack has been identified, the tool does a stellar job of defining the scope of the attack to provide visibility into the type of remediation steps that should be taken. Once these steps have been identified, BigFix allows organizations to roll out patches company-wide to eliminate vulnerabilities from the potential endpoint attack at hand.

Constant inventory of authorized and unauthorized software

With millions of workers around the world working from home or while traveling, it can be extremely difficult to monitor and track all of the software that is running on corporate machines and mobile devices. With BigFix, organizations can constantly audit devices, both mobile and desktop, based to identify potentially unauthorized software that could open up a company to potential cyber threats. IBM BigFix Inventory allows organizations to significantly reduce the time necessary to conduct a software asset inventory for compliance or license reconciliation purposes. This helps organizations to identify the software they own, but often more importantly, the software that is running on their systems that has not been authorized.

Automated patch management

With IBM BigFix, organizations can begin to automate the entire patching process so that it is administered from one central location. This streamlined interface allows full visibility into the deployment and success of patches to endpoints both on and off the company’s network infrastructure. According to clients, IBM BigFix Patch Management offers a greater than 98% first pass patch success rate.

Interested in learning more about how to secure your organization’s endpoints with IBM BigFix?

After reading through this comprehensive feature set of IBM BigFix, we hope that you’ll take the time to learn how these robust tools can be put to work to protect your organization from endpoint attacks. To learn more reach out to our experts today at 800-771-7000 or through our contact form.

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Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.