Automated software license auditing and software metering to track and enforce software license compliance |
Regular audits of software license compliance (also called software compliance audits) can help to avoid regal risks associated with software being used without acquiring proper licenses for it. Organizations need to prove that all copies of software products installed on their network have appropriate licenses that are valid and the licenses usage does not exceed purchased quantities. Violations of license usage can lead to serious consequences and organizations like BSA are utilized by software vendors to perform third party software license audits.
Action1 automates software license audits to monitor software license compliance and minimize software audit risk failures. Action1 is a free tool for software license management that scans your entire network to track all software licenses being used and performs software metering to help understand what licenses are unused and can be safely repurposed for other users. The software audit tool tracks all available license keys, expiration dates and more to enforce strict software license control. You can perform scheduled software audits, view software usage reports, installed licenses and more.
Sign-up for Action1 Free Edition to receive real-time alerts and view instant data from your endpoints, such as alert on Software License Compliance created, deleted or modified or run live or scheduled queries with the ability to export to CSV or Excel. Action1 Endpoint Security Platform is entirely SaaS, with online web interface (no management tools to install) and it has zero cost for basic functionality. Running in the Cloud, Action1 discovers all of your endpoints in seconds and you can query your entire network in plain English.
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