Important note to all editors

SAN FRANCISCO (11/30/2003) - On Nov. 17, the IDG News Service report included an article titled "BigFix is the better fixer" that had been published in InfoWorld magazine (US). This article compared two patch management software products, BigFix Patch Manager 3.1 and PatchLink Update 5.0. InfoWorld is now withdrawing the article due to concerns the vendor has raised over whether the PatchLink application was installed and properly activated during our review. For that reason, it is very important that you please comply with the following:

-- If your company has not already re-published the article, please refrain from doing so henceforth.

-- If your company did re-publish the article *in print,* please do not publish it ever again and do not publish a withdrawal or make any future references in print or anywhere else to that earlier re-publication.

-- If your company re-published the article *online,* please do not post any statement explaining the withdrawal but simply remove the article -- and any links, excerpts, etc., that refer to it -- from your online database as soon as possible.

Thank you for your assistance! InfoWorld has agreed as part of a formal legal contract to make best efforts to have you and your publications comply with these steps, so we need your full and prompt cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact InfoWorld CEO and Editorial Director Kevin McKean at kevin_mckean@infoworld.com or at +1-415-978-3148.

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