BigFix uses a client-server architecture to deploy patches. The BigFix server is responsible for gathering patch data from a variety of sources and making it available to BigFix clients. BigFix clients connect to the server to check for newpatch data and to request the deployment of patches.
BigFix uses a variety of methods to deploy patches, depending on the patch type and the target system. For example, some patches can be deployed using traditional methods such as Microsoft Windows Update, while others may require a more sophisticated approach such as deploying a scripted installer.