Installation is quite simple and is done by running an executable installer on the machine that will be become the server component of the system. After a short setup wizard, the executable installs the server and the web-based management console. When installation is complete, all management is done through the management console, which is pretty much a blank slate that needs considerable configuration.
» GROUP TEST l Policy management BigFix Enterprise Suite v7.2 Secure Conﬁguration Manager v5.8 settings. We believe this process templates can be assigned to could be more streamlined or the groups and assessment can just a little more intuitive. begin. Agent installation is quite The various guides are avail- a process. We found the agent able on the support site in PDF deployment guide to be helpful format and range from installa- in remotely deploying agents, tion manuals to administrator but we believe the deployment and conﬁguration guides and process should be more auto- everything in-between. All this mated and seamless. documentation is well-organized Documentation includes and easy to follow with many installation, user and agent step-by-step instructions and deployment guides. All are in Vendor BigFix screen shots. Vendor NetIQ PDF format and easy to read. Price $20/seat Support includes no-cost Price pricing starts at The only downside to the docu- Contact www.bigﬁx.com phone and email technical $1,100 per server mentation is there are no screen support, as well as access to Contact www.netiq.com shots or diagrams to help visually he BigFix Enterprise a customer portal where illustrate conﬁgurations. Howev- T Suite is a large, full-scale suite that can be custom- ized with several components customers can view information about support case history and license details. T he Secure Conﬁguration Manager from NetIQ allows for easy detec- er, there are many checklists and clear step-by-step instructions. NetIQ offers basic no-cost above policy management-type At a price of $20 per seat tion of misconﬁgured systems support in the form of 12/5 components. For policy man- for the server software and the throughout the enterprise envi- phone support, as well as email agement, the suite offers the Security Conﬁguration and Vul- ronment. This product offers the assistance. There is also a sup- Security Conﬁguration and nerability Manager pack, this is a ability to assess system conﬁgu- port area available on the web- Vulnerability Man- solid value for the money. It does rations against many compliance site, which includes a user forum agement pack. This ha
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