BigFix Software


BigFix offers a suite of tools to help system administrators manage the following devices:

  • Workstation/Desktop/Laptop
  • Windows Server
  • Unix/Linux/Mac Server

BigFix runs on a variety of operating systems including Windows and Macintosh computers. The university has been focused on three parts of the BigFix suite:

  • Power Management - Provides a way for you to push power settings to computers, and to monitor the overall power usage of computers.
  • Patch Management - Allows you to push software fixes and patches to computers. Prepackaged patches/fixes are delivered by the company on a regular basis.
  • Unified Management Platform

UMich Base Configuration includes:

  • Unified Management Platform
  • Patch Management
  • Power Management

Systems Lifecycle Management Pack includes:

  • Asset Discovery and Inventory
  • Software Distribution
  • Software Asset Management

OS Deployment Extension:

  • Optional part of Systems Lifecycle Management Pack and has additional cost

Security Configuration & Vulnerability Management includes:

  • Asset Discovery
  • Security Configuration Management
  • Vulnerability Management

Client Manager for AntiVirus Extension includes:

  • Client Manager for common anti-virus software including McAfee, Symantec and others

Endpoint Protection includes:

  • Anti-virus/Anti-Malware ( this includes Trend Micro’s AV)
  • Client Manager for Endpoint Protection
  • Web Reputation Service
  • Network Access Control
  • Endpoint Firewall


Products may be installed on U-M owned machines


Please contact Software Services at [email protected].

  • Endpoint Protection is perpetual
  • All other products require an annual license based on a June 30 expiration date.

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