ITAM and security should be aligned and go hand-in-hand.
A good ITAM program requires reliable inventory and discovery as its foundation. A good security program requires the same. The basis of any security program is recognizing your IT assets – hardware and software – so that you can secure them.
How can you recognize software vulnerabilities? It is important to be able to quickly identify and report on any machines or installed software that may be a threat to your IT environment. Eracent now offers its customers this capability with Software Vulnerability Recognition.
So you’re shopping for a Software Asset Management tool. One of the things you’re certain to hear during presentations and demos is how quickly you can get to SAM nirvana. With their tool, you just enter your purchase details and any discovery data you have about software installations and voila! Magic happens behind the scenes and your SAM challenges are vanquished. Their tool is the mythical “easy button”.