Audit, Inspection and Safety

04.04.18

Save 30% on your IT spend with SAM

Being able to optimise the purchase, deployment and maintenance of software within any organisation is already a difficult process. Add to that the utilisation and disposal of the applications across a public sector organisation, and suddenly the problem becomes more difficult to execute efficiently.

With GDPR approaching, many public sector organisations are preparing themselves for the necessary changes that will be put in place to ensure complete compliance. What they might have missed however, is how the new regulations affect the licensing and auditing of software.

Implementing a SAM tool to manage software assets offers accurate software license management and a reliable source of license and user information.

An effective SAM solution will enable IT Asset Managers to identify any areas lacking in appropriate GDPR security controls and create a clear view of where data is located, who is using it, and how it is being protected. With this knowledge, preventing and disabling the use of unknown, outdated, suspect, or even malicious applications becomes a straightforward process - ensuring that only authorized devices, software, and users have a place within the IT network.

In the costly event of a data breach, having this information readily available will help to pinpoint the source of the breach, and provide insight into how to immediately protect all other networked assets.

Whether your organisation is new to SAM, or is revamping a more mature solution, you can join License Dashboard and Phoenix Software in a live webinar to further explore the topic on April 24th 2018. To register for the free webinar and be in with a chance of winning £50 Amazon Vouchers, click here.

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