[MUSIC PLAYING] This is Nick, he's an IT admin, and, thanks to KACE, an IT ninja. Nick defends his company's IT environment and faces many challenges against the forces of evil. But sometimes, Nick must fight alongside those who may appear to be evil, but actually fight on the side of good.
This is the Endpoint Compliance Police, an elite team with one job-- ensuring all businesses adhere to compliance rules and regulations. They monitor software license compliance and security risks that are increasing due to the unchecked growth of endpoints with BYOD and IoT devices.
When the Endpoint Compliance Police come to visit, they're looking at issues such as software license compliance. For example, once an audit has been implemented, your company may be in breach if it doesn't have enough licenses per seat. And this could mean a hefty fine.
But if licenses are underutilized, you're wasting precious IT budget, which is a crucial component of the FITARA compliance. IT admins must also ensure adherence to data protection laws, such as GDPR. And CCPA, as well as security compliance rules and regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI.
A business may have good intentions and try to address these compliance issues with native tools. But those are underpowered and only deliver a limited overview of endpoint software licensing and security.
Further, the IT budget may not have the flexibility to fully address potential security compliance issues, such as patching, user write administration, and port accessibility. But thanks to KACE, Nick the IT ninja has the mystical power to maintain software license compliance with software inventory and metering capability for all endpoints.
Software licenses are tracked and logged, and utilization is constantly monitored. And automated reporting gives full visibility of license usage. This means the business never over or under spends budget on software licensing, saving money and avoiding fines.
Adhere to security and compliance standards and rules so security policies are always enforced. With proactive and reactive security measures in place, unknown applications are never installed. Patch management is automated, and system vulnerabilities are identified and fixed.
Ensure employees have the correct port USB access and administration rights, and that application control is assigned appropriately. And when documents with sensitive information are scanned, they're transmitted to a server instead of being stored on the endpoint. You can rest assured that they're in a secure location.
Some may be worried when the endpoint compliance police come around, but not Nick. Thanks to KACE and its automated reporting capabilities, Nick ensures his business is ready for audits, always compliant, and is meeting and exceeding the ever-changing industry security compliance regulations.
Nick the IT ninja gladly works with, not against, the Endpoint Compliance Police. You too can have this power.
Follow the path to IT enlightenment with KACE. Learn more at Quest.com/EndpointCompliance.