Modern business is all about change and how well you deal with it. IT assets are part of the challenge. Insight into changes to asset status supports many key IT asset management needs from remaining compliant with software licensing to ensuring that all IT assets are gainfully employed or are reclaimed and reissued with a new role.
InvGate’s Asset Monitoring module monitors all changes in software, hardware, licenses, and device allocation – with each and every modification made to the workstations and servers with your organization tracked. It also maintains a complete and detailed record of each change and alert for every monitored device, allowing you insight into, and real control over, all configuration changes in your IT infrastructure.
Any changes or modifications within the IT infrastructure are immediately flagged up through the InvGate Assets alarms log and the Alarms Summary Dashboard. This tool not only provides a clear view of changes to assets, it also automatically generates a unique ticket number that allows you to identify and refer to any specific detected change or modification.
These enable you to conduct a detailed follow-up on the reasons for, and the evolution of, the change; identify the root cause; and resolve any issues arising from it. The use of ticket numbers also provides assurances for audit trail and governance purposes, with the ability to detect whether any change/modification alarm has been removed from the database when assessing the strength of internal controls and/or levels of compliance.
When using the Asset Monitoring module, you can quickly configure the criticality and escalation levels of every type of change/modification alert and choose which groups or individuals to notify, either via email or SMS.
Different routing paths and escalation levels can be used, ensuring that those who are notified and the corporate policies that need to be followed are applicable to the situation. For example, if an inappropriate software application is detected on a PC, then a particular policy and process might need to be invoked where IT Security are HR are involved (as it’s deemed to be a disciplinary issue).
This InvGate Asset Monitoring module provides assurances to IT managers and their managers that the IT asset estate and the business’ reputation are being protected. Ranging from knowing that only approved and licensed software is being installed, that business assets aren’t being employed inappropriately, to ensuring that corporate and IT governance requirements are being met.
Insight into asset status enables you to keep track of which IT assets are employed, reclaimed, or reissued with a new role. This information is vital to remaining on-top of your IT estate. Remember, non-compliance with a software vendor’s licensing can create uncomfortably large fines and legal fees for any enterprise.
The ability to monitor all changes in software, hardware, licenses, and device allocation gives you greater control of license usage, which, for example, enables you to remove software from machines that no longer require it, thus reclaiming a license for future use.
Asset monitoring is an essential activity for managing vulnerabilities in a network, and by receiving notifications of each change and alert for every monitored device you get real-time insight into IT asset activity. This helps to flag any security concerns as soon as they occur, which in turn minimizes threats and damage to the business.
The proactive monitoring of all assets within the organization enables IT support teams to cost-effectively monitor the IT environment with very little manual effort. Different routing paths and escalation levels can also help to instill good process, improve communication with other lines of business, and reduce time wastage.
Explore some of the other features available in InvGate Assets.
Track and manage assets
Monitor and control changes
Optimize license usage
Gain control over budgets
Make secure connections
Make informed decisions
Optimize software usage
Reduce asset waste