Cybersecurity has evolved as one of the top organizational areas of concern for both government organizations and commercial setups. Not a day goes by when we don’t come across organizations leveraging IT Asset Management in the form of a reporting tool for establishing cybersecurity compliance. With organizations spending approximately $81.7 billion on security forecasts in 2017, it becomes all the more important to adopt IT asset management as an essential business tool, as it helps you protect from ransomware and other cyber threats
IT asset management can be deployed as a strategy for minimizing cybersecurity threats. Software Asset Management works perfectly towards managing and optimizing the licensing positions of an organization while allowing it to remain compliant with the security regulations.
The top benefits of IT Asset Management include:
Restricting the Usage of Risky Applications
IT Asset Management improves overall visibility of the concerned software and therefore prevents the proliferation of malicious and suspicious applications. It allows organizations to install protective software even behind the firewall. Moreover, the inventory functionality associated with IT Asset Management allows companies to readily detect and disable unacceptable applications while restricting user accessibility.
Promoting Standardization and Rationalization
Asset Management tools can easily detect any outdated and redundant software by ensuring the existence of the updated ones. This involves standardization, rationalization and even consolidation of the unused software modules; allowing companies to implement all the necessary patches.
Leveraging Patch Management
Utilizing IT Asset Management is a handy approach as it allows companies to process overall efficiency and support patch management. With SAM, organizations can easily identify the scope of the associated targeted systems and apply the necessary patches within 24 hours of software release. IT Asset Management therefore facilitates quicker reactions when it comes to detecting the threats; thereby helping organizations run updated security software.
Identifying Malicious Entrants
An IT Asset Management module helps organizations maintain robust security. While software deployment across multiple avenues is a must, as it helps detecting malicious entrants that come along with software implementations. This process involves identifying blacklisted tools, rogue software and the existing vulnerability levels.
Examining Data Usage
Although there is always an additional level of security rendered to the IT systems, Asset Management further amplifies this scenario by offering real-time protection to the employee and organizational data. Therefore, if and when a security breach occurs, the concerned organization can examine the usage data and readily identify the suspect software that was used for initiating the break in.
Most IT Asset Management tools have access to the Recognition Database that eventually allows them to perform periodic checks on devices. It conducts anti-virus checks and therefore reduce the number of cybersecurity threats. IT Asset Management makes sure that the organizational devices are safe and protected against the lingering threats.
Seqrite’s Take on Asset Management
Seqrite’s Endpoint Security solution offers Asset Management as an integral cybersecurity feature for its clients. This feature monitors the software and hardware configurations of the concerned endpoints; thereby assisting administrators and IT managers look closely at the organization’s underlining hierarchy. Asset management identifies the systems and software modules that need to be patched for updates while rendering selective application control, restricted accessibility, file activity monitor and other forms of protective measures. Additionally, Seqrite’s Endpoint Security offers Asset Management for analyzing the hardware and software modifications at the endpoints while implementing changes.
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