The following free third party software audit tools are designed by their respective providers to help you audit, or identify and track, licensed and unlicensed software installed on your computers and networks. Audits are a key component of any comprehensive software asset management plan.
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Absolute Computrace: Absolute Computrace allows organizations to centrally track and secure all of their endpoints within a single cloud-based console. Computers and ultra-portable devices can be remotely managed and secured to ensure – and most importantly prove – that endpoint IT compliance processes are properly implemented and enforced.
With Computrace persistence technology, organizations stay connected with each device in their deployment. This consistent connection allows them to monitor status and take proactive and reactive measures regardless of device location or user. The built-in Software License Compliance report allows organizations to produce an ongoing and accurate audit of existing software license levels including over- and under-install status. For more information, visit www.absolute.com.
Register for a free 90 day trial of Absolute Computrace
Express Software Manager: Express Metrix, a 13-year veteran in the IT asset management space, delivers award-winning PC audit solutions with an emphasis on computer inventory, software metering, and software license management.
Express Metrix’s flagship product, Express Software Manager, is designed to provide maximum visibility and control over the inventory and usage of software assets. Winner of the CODiE Award for “Best Asset Management Solution,” Express Software Manager enables organizations to track and manage hardware and software assets, monitor application usage, determine where they’re under-licensed and over-licensed, and control the launch of unauthorized applications.
This tool runs on Windows and also supports WTS/Citrix environments.
Download the Express Software Manager - Software Audit Tool
K2 KeyAuditor & KeyServer is a cross platform solution for Hardware and Software Asset Management in a heterogenous computing environment. The management console integrates configuration and report generation for seamless management of desktop, laptop, and virtual computers running Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems. K2's recent CODiE Award for "Best Asset Management Solution" attests to its elegant and flexible design coupled with its robust and scalable implementation.
For over 20 years Sassafras technology has been a critical part of software compliance and cost reduction efforts by major corporate, academic and government organizations worldwide. Sassafras enjoys broad support from software publishers, including many technical partners that rely exclusively on K2-KeyServer technology.
Download a free 30 day trial of K2 KeyAuditor & KeyServer
Lansweeper Computer Inventory: Lansweeper is a powerful, cost effective solution to manage and inventory all your software and hardware assets.
Lansweeper comes with 200 build-in reports, license compliance calculation and an intuitive web interface.
Download the Lansweeper Tool
Lime Software: Identify Oracle License cost savings with Lime software. The first License, Inventory and Metering Engine for Oracle Databases and Application servers.
This tool runs on Windows and also supports Linux Environments.
Run the Free Lime Software Oracle Audit Tool
LicenseMetrics: A powerful yet simple inventory and usage metering system. It quickly and easily discovers all hardware and software assets like all traditional inventory tools. However, through its patented in-depth usage analysis, LicenseMetrics has some unique benefits.
Track Web Application Usage – e.g. Do all users need a particular edition of a web (SaaS) application?
Client Access License Usage Tracking – By identifying what products/applications/features require a CAL, it's possible to track how many CALs are really required.
Detect Feature Underutilization – Can premium editions be downgraded to standard or free editions?
Monitor Virtual Environments – Works with Terminal Service, Hyper-V, App-V, Citrix and VMware.
LicenseMetrics is available as an online service so there are no complex setup requirements. Click here to register for a free trial.
ZENworks Asset Management: integrated asset inventory, software usage, and license reconciliation.
This tool runs on Windows, Unix, Mac and Linux platforms.
Run the ZENworks Asset Management Tool
Scalable Survey™: True asset usage for hardware and software assets, asset tracking, printer optimization, monitor tracking, discovery, inventory and software license reconciliation
Free 45-day trial
Altiris Inventory Solution: The Altiris Inventory Solution will assist in reducing the cost of identifying and managing heterogeneous devices throughout your business. It easily tracks comprehensive hardware information, installed software packages, and operating system settings for all IT assets throughout their lifecycle. Data is consolidated, and secured in a central repository, enabling detailed reporting of asset information from the convenience of a Web console.
Download a free 30 day trial of the Altiris Inventory Solution.
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