Bit9 announced the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ has accumulated more than 6 billion records, making it the most comprehensive repository of information on software ever compiled. Designed to help determine the authenticity and trustworthiness of software, the Bit9 Global Software Registry has grown 300 percent in the past year.
Along with the 6 billion record milestone, Bit9 unveiled two new capabilities to its continuously updating Bit9 Global Software Registry:
The Bit9 GSR now aggregates data on software by categories, including categories that traditional security and antivirus tools do not detect, including: hacking tools, network sniffers, password crackers and denial of service tools.
By gathering a new rich set of software information tailored to the Software Asset Management industry – including vendor names, product names, software descriptions, SKUs – the data can be used for software management and inventory. Bit9 has packaged this view in the new Software Asset Management Service.
“The Bit9 Global Software Registry is truly unique in the industry; it is the largest software repository of its kind containing the most comprehensive amount of metadata and intelligence about software,” said Mario Vuksan, director of research at Bit9. “Whether it is making other technologies more accurate or whether it is integrated into software distribution, patch management, and IT software distribution processes, Bit9 GSR provides the visibility and intelligence enterprises need to better control their computing infrastructure.”
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management.
On a voluntary basis Martin a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
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