Software License Management for today’s complex IT deployments
BMC FootPrints Compliance Manager
Making sure your IT assets are compliant with wide-ranging industry regulations
and standards can be a major headache. Unfortunately, ignorance of compliance is
never a valid defense, and the burden of proof will always be with you and your
Non-compliance is embarrassing at best, and at worst can include significant
financial penalties. And to complicate matters further, regulatory standards are
often ambiguous and are frequently interpreted differently from one auditor to
another. To minimize the uncertainty surrounding compliance and to streamline
the auditing process, you need effective compliance management software.
BMC FootPrints® Compliance Manager allows you to define
policies based on your vendors’ licensing agreements and other regulatory
standards to quickly assess your compliance levels. With essential tools,
reports and templates for ISO 27001, ISO 27002, National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) and Microsoft® hardening guides, you’ll be ready for your
next audit with the minimum amount of disruption.
The power of three: compliance + power + device
FootPrints Compliance Manager integrates tightly with FootPrints Inventory Manager
to give you non-intrusive, agent-less scans of your network that will detect
potential compliance issues. The dynamic grouping options allow you to quickly
identify, group and take action against any devices that do not meet your
defined compliance policies. With FootPrints Compliance Manager’s comprehensive
reports and dashboards, you’ll be able to monitor your compliance every step of
the way. Along with integrated power and device management, key capabilities include:
- Leveraging pre-built or creating custom compliance templates specific to your industry or company standards
- Assessing licensable software units with intelligent software recognition
- Assessing your systems configuration against the compliance policy
- Prioritizing your non-compliant devices for remediation
- Remediating with automated patch management
- Delivering comprehensive reports to satisfy both internal and external audits
Intelligent software recognition and normalization easily distinguish and accurately count individual and suite deployments.
Automate and Consolidate to Simplify a Complex Task
IT deployments are rarely static and rarely reducing in size and complexity.
Whether change comes from a merger or acquisition or the success and growth of
your core business, managing technology is always top of mind. There are many
aspects to ensuring success. Three keys areas at the top of the list of most
compliance strategies are:
- Accurate license count and efficient deployment
- Software currency to proactively reduce known vulnerabilities
- At-a-glance and detailed reports demonstrating fiscal responsibility for auditors and executives
Intelligent software recognition technologies accurately assess your licensable
software units with normalization technologies for granular details. You can
choose what software licenses you want to manage, track, add or redeploy to
another user or system. With a manager-of-managers approach, FootPrints
Compliance Manager provides a single console to view, control, monitor and
update all major anti-virus and anti-spyware applications across your
environment. And real-time dashboards provide quick visual checks of your
compliance status with drill-down options for easy access of detailed
information or to take actions as required. To track additional data such as purchase, support or warranty dates or purchase costs, simply export you software inventory data, update the excel file and import. This reduces the need to input large quantities of data directly into the console and more easily update in a format that is more familiar to most users, particularly as this data is likely maintained by non-IT departments such as purchasing or finance.
Dashboards deliver easy to understand, at-a-glance views of your anti-spyware and anti-virus status.
The BMC FootPrints family of solutions
FootPrints Compliance Manager is part of the FootPrints family of products and
solutions for IT Lifecycle and IT Service Management. Built from the ground up
as a modular yet integrated system, FootPrints products can be purchased
separately or as a part of our broader FootPrints solutions including:
Service Management, Service Desk, Lifecycle Management, Desktop Management and Security & Compliance Management.
Try FootPrints Compliance Manager
Experience FootPrints Compliance Manager first-hand and see how it will meet your specific needs. Request your 30-day fully-functional evaluation today.