Discover, Identify, Manage and Track Software
Quest Workspace Asset Manager automates tracking and managing all of your software assets. This ensures license compliance, eliminates inefficiencies and wasted software, and streamlines the entire process of software asset management.
Recognize Software Intelligently
Successfully identify and categorize more than 85% of all software found without any manual intervention. The Software DNA Database includes more than 300,000 software packages, including bundles, so that you can differentiate between editions of common software.
Manage Licenses Effectively
Import software license agreements and link them with the applications that are installed. Never miss renewals or true-ups with alerting on key contract dates. Ensure all product use rights are understood including upgrade and downgrade rights and second-use rights. Asset Manager provides complete visibility into your licensing positions to ensure optimal use of licenses.
Buy Only the Software You Need
Don’t buy more software when you already have an unused copy on your network. Passive metering can track when and how often software is used. Put unused software where it’s needed, and see what parts of a bundle are being used so you can adjust your licensing accordingly.
Enforce Your License Agreements Automatically
If you have software that has concurrent licensing, you can use active metering to ensure you meet that license agreement. If, for instance, you license 100 copies of an application, active metering will prohibit the 101st copy from launching.
Track Software in Complex Virtual Environments
Track licenses in virtual environments as well as physical desktops and servers. Connectors are available for VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V server to track software on your virtualized servers, and Citrix XenApp to properly support published applications.
Block Unapproved Applications
Report and alert on new applications that have been added to your network and prevent unwanted software from being run. Maintain control over the applications that are installed in your environment to help eliminate the security risks and costs associated with maintaining unapproved applications.