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BigFix and Bit9 Add Application Whitelisting to the BigFix Security and System Management Life Cycle Solution Set

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- BigFix, Inc., a global leader in enterprise endpoint security and management solutions, and Bit9 Inc., a pioneer and leader in enterprise application whitelisting, have partnered to offer a version of the Bit9 application whitelisting solution to run on the BigFix Discovery 7 real-time platform. The BigFix -- Bit9 combination offers IT managers a best-in-class approach to reducing and remediating endpoint security vulnerabilities and the ability to seamlessly integrate Bit9 whitelisting with BigFix's growing portfolio of endpoint security and system management capabilities.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — BigFix, Inc., a global leader in enterprise endpoint security and management solutions, and Bit9 Inc., a pioneer and leader in enterprise application whitelisting, have partnered to offer a version of the Bit9 application whitelisting solution to run on the BigFix Discovery 7 real-time platform. The BigFix — Bit9 combination offers IT managers a best-in-class approach to reducing and remediating endpoint security vulnerabilities and the ability to seamlessly integrate Bit9 whitelisting with BigFix's growing portfolio of endpoint security and system management capabilities.

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Application whitelisting helps IT managers sharply reduce intrusion, exploitation, data leakage, and regulatory and legal compliance risks by restricting the kinds of applications that can be installed on an enterprise computer. BigFix brings powerful visibility, reporting, and management capabilities to Bit9 whitelisting functionality, significantly adding customer value to both BigFix and Bit9 product lines. Customers can now deploy whitelisting in ways that adapt instantly to changing conditions and operate in harmony with allied security and system management services.

BigFix and Bit9 Management Discuss the Partnership

"We partnered with Bit9 because we recognize outstanding technology when we see it," said Amrit Williams, Chief Technology Officer, BigFix, Inc. "Bit9 whitelisting integrates beautifully with BigFix's policy-driven, single agent architecture, and adds an important new capability in our drive towards building the world's best distributed endpoint security and system management life cycle solution set."

"BigFix is an ideal delivery vehicle for Bit9 enterprise application whitelisting," said Doug Cahill, Vice President of Corporate Development and Product Management, Bit9, Inc. "Customers can add an important new security measure without adding to complexity or client-side tool clutter. Even better, they can deliver whitelisting in the context of a complete repertoire of security and system management solutions, cross-trained and informed through BigFix real-time visibility capabilities."

Full Life-Cycle Security and System Management

The Bit9 Parity(TM) application whitelisting capability and the Bit9 Global Software Registry(TM), join BigFix's portfolio of policy-based modules and extensions. The BigFix product line-up also covers anti-malware defense, application virtualization, asset inventory and management, data leak prevention, network access control, patch management, security configuration management, software distribution, software inventory management, and vulnerability management. BigFix customers can view and manage all of these functions-and now Bit9 application whitelisting-through the BigFix single agent, single infrastructure, single console, service delivery platform. Through functional and process consolidation enabled by the BigFix platform, customers lower IT costs of ownership while significantly enhancing quality of service, reducing security risks, and improving staff productivity.

The Bit9 and BigFix partnering agreement includes joint engineering and integration work, co-marketing, and co-selling their respective solutions. Both companies will present technology demonstrations and additional information at the RSA Conference, April 8-11 in San Francisco, and InfoSecurity Europe, April 22-24 in London.

About Bit9, Inc.

Bit9, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in enterprise application whitelisting. The company's patented solutions ensure only trusted and authorized applications are allowed to run, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and non-authorized software. Unlike traditional, reactive controls that try to scan and prevent the never-ending list of unauthorized software, Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry(TM) — the world's largest database of software intelligence — to ensure only authorized applications can run delivering the highest levels of desktop security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9 customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, such as retail, financial services, healthcare, e-commerce, telecommunications, as well as government agencies. Founded in 2002, Bit9 is a privately held and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com or call 617.393.7400.

About BigFix

BigFix(R), Inc. offers the only real-time converged PC and server lifecycle configuration and endpoint protection framework that enables organizations to see, change, and enforce IT policies in real-time at global scale. Designed for highly distributed and complex IT infrastructures, BigFix delivers real-time endpoint visibility and control through its single-agent/single console, multi-function, on-demand architecture. Its award-winning technology is proven in production in top-ranked Wall Street financial firms; leading retailers; healthcare delivery organizations; national, state/provincial and local governments; and educational institutions. For more information visit http://www.bigfix.com.

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Editorial Contacts: Kate Munro Greg Sabey Director of Marketing, Bit9 Text 100 for Bit9 Phone: 617.393.7421 Phone: 617.399.4909 Email: kmunro@bit9.com Email: gregs@text100.com

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