Discover, Track and Report on IT Assets

By: Centrastage  11-11-2011
Keywords: Hardware

Keeping track of IT assets can be a daunting challenge for an IT professional, especially if the environment is highly distributed, with laptops, tablets and smartphones thrown into the mix. When all you want to know is what you’ve got, where it is, and what it is running, high-end hardware/software asset management tools are all very well but often overkill for most organisations and manually updated spreadsheets just don’t cut it.

Do you know exactly how many devices you support, what’s on them and how ‘healthy’ they are? And no, we’re not just talking servers. CentraStage tells you, in real-time, what you’ve got out there to manage, and more importantly it will do so regardless of where the machines are located. It takes care of tracking all of your supported hardware and software assets, reliably and efficiently; what you do with the information is then up to you, whether you need it for reporting purposes, or to group and target devices for IT configuration tasks. Or just to impress the boss. With a CentraStage agent installed on all the devices you support, you have the insight you need to make the right decisions.

By having comprehensive audit information, you can:

  • Be alerted to new hardware that joins the network
  • Ensure software licensing compliance
  • Report quickly and easily on current hardware and software inventory

Features

  • Agent based technology
  • Network device discovery
  • 24 hour auto audit
  • On Demand Detail Audit
  • Changelog with alerts
  • Software License Management

Benefits

CentraStage Audit & Inventory takes care of tracking all of your system hardware & software assets reliably and efficiently, no matter where the machines you manage is located. From the moment a CentraStage agent is installed on a device, you can be confident you have all the information needed to ensure you make the right decisions.

Features – In detail

Agent Based - once an agent is installed, you have permanent visibility of your devices. It’s that simple. VPNs, NATs, firewalls… our architecture means that devices are visible as long as they have a TC/IP connection to the Internet.

Device Discovery – one agent on a network can discover other devices, and initiate an install of the agent. This way you will always know what’s out there.

Scheduled Audits - CentraStage refreshes the audit information every 24 hours, ensuring that you have an up-to-date database of the assets that you support.

On Demand Audit - need the very latest information? Request an instant audit and within seconds CentraStage will refresh the audit data from all supported devices across the estate, on demand.

Changelog & Alerts - the CentraStage changelog keeps track of all changes made to the device – hardware, software & system – since the agent was installed. Vital for effective support.

Software License Management - CentraStage tracks all installed software. You can then set the system to alert you when the numbers installed exceeds the licence quantity. Software asset management made simple.

Keywords: Hardware

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