Overview

BigFix Patch for Debian provides unified, real-time visibility, and enforcement to deploy and manage patches to all Debian endpoints from a single console. It keeps your Debian clients current with the latest packages.

With a few keystrokes, the BigFix console operator can apply the patch to all the relevant computers and visualize its progress as it deploys throughout the network. The BigFix client checks the operating system version, processors, and the existing installed packages to determine when and if a patch is necessary.

For new supported security updates that become available, BigFix releases a Fixlet that identifies and updates all the computers in your enterprise that need it. These Fixlets are available from the Patches for Debian 7 site.

Using Fixlets, you can manage large numbers of updates and patches with comparative ease, enabling automated, highly targeted deployment on any schedule that you want. Large downloads can be phased to optimize network bandwidth and the entire deployment process can be monitored, graphed, and recorded for inventory or audit control.