What is new in BigFix 10 Platform

BigFix 10 Platform provides new features and enhancements.

Version 10
Multicloud support

BigFix 10 provides you with a single, comprehensive view of all your endpoints, regardless of whether they are in the cloud or on premise. This feature extends the BigFix capabilities to eliminate unmanaged cloud blind spots in your Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and VMware environments by using native cloud APIs to discover unmanaged servers across multiple cloud providers simultaneously. With this feature, you can also easily deploy the BigFix agent to provide deeper levels of visibility and control in order to bring your cloud devices into full management.

For details, see Extending BigFix management capabilities and Configuring cloud plugins.

Enhanced security with an option to deploy relays as authenticating

As a BigFix Administrator, you can now choose to install Relays as authenticating at the time of deployment. By using this option, you can streamline the best practice of securing and configuring the internet-facing relays, thereby safeguarding your environment and data against threats.

For details, see Authenticating relays.

Improved support for multiple Web Report servers for REST API calls

When you have multiple BigFix Web Reports servers in your environment, you can define a priority order in which you want specific queries sent to the REST API. This feature introduces more flexibility to the way you control your integrations, while avoiding potential impacts to your operational environment.

For details, see https://developer.bigfix.com/rest-api/api/webreports.html.

Enhanced logging for the BigFix agent

The BigFix agent logs now include additional endpoint identification information (including OS, hostname, and IP address) and relay selection data to help you improve serviceability and simplify troubleshooting.

Other enhancements
  • Improvements to the Take Action Dialog to avoid targeting ‘all computers’ by default.
  • Introduced MAC address as a reserved property.
  • Added support for:
    • BigFix server on Windows Server 2019.
    • BigFix relay on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Version 15 on AMD/Intel.
    • BigFix agent on Amazon Linux 2.
      Note: For Amazon Linux 2, the client package is the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 package.
  • The OpenSSL toolkit level was upgraded to Version 1.0.2u.
OS and database support changes
BigFix 10 introduces some changes to the minimum supported versions of operating systems and databases for various BigFix components. Notable among these changes is that the BigFix 10 Server now requires:
  • Either Windows Server 2012 R2 or later + SQL Server 2012 or later.
  • Or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7 + DB2 Version 11.5.

For details, see Detailed system requirements.