In the past, Network Inventory has been a contentious issue for IT professionals and meant visiting each computer or buying large, expensive PC Audit tools. NEWT Professional make jobs like PC Audits, Computer Audits, PC Inventory, Software Asset Management and general Network Management a few clicks away. NEWT Professional by Komodo Labs was developed over 5 years ago and since then it's been through several improvements, including 50 times faster scanning by scanning 100 PCs in under 5 minutes, all while keeping bandwidth very low. While most agentless methods have security issues related to misconfiguration of WMI or remote registry, NEWT Pro by-passes these, requiring fewer settings to be correct.
When choosing a Network Management software product, it's important to be aware of the two major methods such products use to collect data. Some products use an agent, others are agentless. Often when using an agent, it is installed on each system the software is meant to scan, and then must be manually updated. On the other side, agentless methods often encounter security errors with remote PCs that require the user to visit those machines to correct the problem. Using advanced Network Inventory techniques, NEWT Professional avoids the security setbacks that can halt agentless Software Inventory in its tracks. NEWT Pro also prevents the need to manually install software on each scanned machine, often required with agent methods. This has reduced auditing time to minutes as opposed to hours or days with competing Network Inventory Solutions. Whether you need Software Asset Management or Network Inventory, NEWT Professional fills the need.
NEWT audits common hardware and software configuration data such as CPU type, computer and monitor serial numbers, memory, operating system, product keys, software inventory, attached storage, printers, etc., but also provides more detailed information not seen in other products.
It also gives more detailed information, including CPU temperature, hard drive type (IDE vs SATA/SATA-II) and even the brand and serial number of each stick of RAM. These are impossible to detect by other means. Even the video monitor's display type shown accurately as LCD or CRT, a feature unavailable in most competing products. This can be invaluable for video monitor upgrades from CRT to LCD, for example.
A free 25 node edition is a Free Download on the Komodo Labs website, almost identical to the purchased version. This means smaller MSPs (Managed Service Providers) and other organizations with 25 computers or less can use NEWT Professional free of charge - without expiration. Komodo Labs believes smaller organizations deserve to have a free product for Network Scanning.
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