baramundi software AG and amando software GmbH present Combined Client and License Management
A collaboration between the client management solution manufacturer baramundi software AG and amando software GmbH is enabling companies to combine their end device management with their software license management. So not only can software be installed and updated, but the correct licensing can also be checked and proven.
LONDON, March 24, 2015. baramundi software AG, the German-based specialist in developing client lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, is expanding its range of solutions to offer users license management. A new interface for this, developed in collaboration with amando software GmbH, connects the cloud-based software asset management solution “e:SAM” to baramundi Management Suite. As a result, IT managers can now use the solution to address a wide variety of compliance issues. As well as checking clients for security gaps, they can now also verify that the company’s software is correctly licensed.
Via the interface, the amando solution always has the current inventory data for hardware and installed software available to it from baramundi Management Suite. It is therefore possible to check whether the current stock of licenses corresponds to those purchased. For IT administrators, the combined solution has the advantage that the necessary steps to restore the correct licenses can be initiated immediately.
Efficient license management and auditing
It is important for a company to be able to demonstrate that the correct licenses are in place, particularly when it comes to licensing audits by major software manufacturers. But, especially in larger IT environments or where there are volume or upgrade licenses, compliance can be difficult to prove without the use of additional tools.
baramundi’s Managing Director, Marcus Eiglsperger, explains: “Correctly recording licenses and comparing them with the existing software inventory is a burden on administrators’ precious time. Thanks to our cooperation with amando software GmbH, we are delighted that we can now offer our customers a comprehensive made-in-Germany solution to help meet the challenges of license management.”
Software asset management as part of a compliance strategy
Ensuring license conditions are adhered to on all devices is an important requirement when it comes to compliance – as is complying with security guidelines. Here baramundi Management Suite offers an important tool for administrators in the shape of an automated vulnerability scan. Any security gaps can also be closed automatically by the baramundi solution. As well as patch management for Microsoft products, there are also ready-to-deploy, prepared updates for numerous standard applications from other manufacturers, such as Adobe Reader, Flash, and Oracle Java.
“Connecting software asset and license management to our solution also enables IT administrators to check license compliance and ensure conformity with the manufacturer’s requirements. The amando solution therefore perfectly complements our vulnerability scan: it is now possible to check compliance with both security and licensing rules on a client,” says baramundi Managing Director Uwe Beikirch.
About amando software GmbH
With 20 years of experience in software license management, amando software GmbH is one of Europe’s most successful providers of innovative software solutions and services for software asset management (SAM). Countless satisfied customers use the amando solution to deploy their software licenses in a cost-optimised way and to prevent compliance risks through incorrect licensing. amando software products have been certified by leading auditors KPMG and are recognized by all leading software manufacturers.
About baramundi software AG
baramundi software AG provides companies and organisations with efficient, secure, and cross-platform management of workstation environments. Around the world, over 1500 customers of all sizes and from every sector benefit from the independent German manufacturer’s many years of experience and outstanding products. These are compiled into an integrated, future-orientated approach in baramundi Management Suite: client management, mobile device management, and endpoint security are provided via a shared interface, using a single database, and according to global standards.
baramundi Management Suite optimizes IT management processes by automating routine tasks and providing an extensive overview of the status of the network and clients. It relieves the pressure on IT administrators and ensures that wherever they are, users always have the necessary rights and applications on all platforms and form factors, whether on PCs, notebooks, mobile devices, or in virtual environments.
baramundi software AG is headquartered in Augsburg. The products and services of the company, which was founded in 2000, are fully Made in Germany. baramundi successfully works with partner companies around the world in sales, consultancy, and user support.