By Apoorva Kasam - September 12, 2023 7 Mins Read
Companies must discover all the assets to secure the resources and optimize their use. An IT asset discovery tool is essential for optimizing, acquiring, and disposing of appropriate IT or software assets.
IT Asset discovery tools analyze the asset clusters to determine the relationship between their usage, network, and devices. These tools provide an accurate view of the network’s hardware, software, and users.
The tools conduct periodic scans and audits for a network to track all updates. It notifies any updates made during the domain or network scans.
IT asset discovery tools cut software and hardware costs. It provides detailed insights into unused licenses, device lifespans, and asset needs.
The tools let companies import all the asset details with a remote scanning approach. The platform makes it simple to auto-synchronize the asset data from remote locations.
The tools have an inbuilt credential library to help companies maintain a secured domain and network credentials database. Moreover, it detects unlicensed modules to block malware from entering the devices.
Auvik is a cloud-based network management tool. It delivers network monitoring and alert services to all mapped devices automatically. The tool helps keep track of performance metrics and key indicators. Moreover, Auvik charges by the number of billable devices on the client networks.
SysAid is an AI-driven asset management tool. The tool’s asset management comes built-in directly into the service desk. This feature makes managing, securing, and viewing assets more convenient.
SysAid monitors assets in real-time and delivers custom alerts when any change is detected. Moreover, the tool automatically imports asset data into the configuration management database (CMDB).
Qualys’ asset view solution performs Continuous Discovery by constantly gathering information about all assets. It readily deploys lightweight agents on the assets to collect information about current vulnerabilities, hardware, and software details. Qualys offers IT asset discovery for on-premises, cloud instances, and mobile endpoints.
NinjaOne’s remote monitoring and management tool discovers new assets and has automated IT asset management for servers, workstations, and laptops. The tool offers solid automation and complete visibility, reducing tech costs.
It readily determines the assets’ performance and health issues. NinjaOne lets companies schedule periodic scans to identify unmanaged devices and deploy a management agent.
SolarWinds is a B2B SaaS provider of IT management software. The IT discovery solution, SolarWinds Network Discovery, identifies, monitors, and manages all IT assets and devices on the network.
The tool has an intuitive user interface, which makes exploring and managing IT assets easy. It allows companies to customize asset grouping, tagging, and reporting. This way, companies can easily monitor and manage the IT environment.
InvGate Assets helps discover and manage IT assets. It lets companies efficiently discover and track all IT assets- hardware, software, cloud services, and mobile devices.
The software uses agent-based and agentless discovery methods to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. It automates the asset management process, reducing the time and effort required to manage IT assets.
Nagios XI is an IT asset discovery tool for big, complex networks. The tool has automated monitoring and alerting capabilities. It cuts the need for manual intervention and increases efficiency.
Lansweeper’s Network Scanner offers firms a complete view of all their IT assets, including hardware and software, across their entire network.
The tool facilitates efficient deployment with robust setup procedures. It rapidly scans the network and ensures prompt results.
It allows companies to customize asset grouping, tagging, and reporting, making the management and monitoring of the environment more accessible.
Although the software integrates with other Lansweeper products, it may not integrate with its IT management tools.
Zluri offers complete visibility over the SaaS stack, helping firms generate reports for subscriptions and receive manual alerts. Its visibility provides insights into business units and helps determine thresholds for centralized governance and benchmark costs.
Zluri offers a single source of truth for the IT assets, making it simple to make informed decisions about tech costs and deployments.
Its advanced discovery methods ensure that all IT assets are correctly accounted for. This helps businesses prevent potential security risks and reduce compliance violation risks.
Asset Panda is a cloud-based IT asset discovery and management that tracks and manages IT assets from one unified platform. The tool provides a comprehensive asset tracking and management solution, boosting business efficiency. The tool is simple to explore, simplifying the process of accessing and managing assets.
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Apoorva Kasam is a Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. She has done her master's in Bioinformatics and has 18 months of experience in clinical and preclinical data management. She is a content-writing enthusiast, and this is her first stint writing articles on business technology. She specializes in Blockchain, data governance, and supply chain management. Her ideal and digestible writing style displays the current trends, efficiencies, challenges, and relevant mitigation strategies businesses can look forward to. She is looking forward to exploring more technology insights in-depth.
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