A typical installation

Although the basic installation described above shows many of the specific ports needed to establish the BigFix network, it does not illustrate two important aspects of many deployments: a DMZ and direct connections. In the DMZ example, an office connected by a VPN can share the content from a relay or server. In the direct connection, home PCs and laptops can connect directly to the Internet for content from Fixlet servers through their own private firewalls. For the sake of clarity, these extra connections might not be shown in all diagrams, but they are generally present in most deployments.