Companies Supporting SWID Tags

Tool vendors are joining TagVault.org because they recognize that their application recognition libraries will never be completely accurate.  There are too many software publishers, too many releases and too many platforms for any tool vendor to even have a chance of getting to a reasonable level of accuracy.

HP, IBM, Microsoft Symantec are all members of TagVault.org – these are all organizations with the ability to fund the development of an identification library, but they are supportive of SWID tags – why is that?  The reason seems clear – if you expect your identification data to be accurate, you need to get that data directly from the publisher, not from a “best guess” from someone who is trying to second guess what the publisher has released.

Imagine a security system that attempts to patch the wrong product, or that reports a different version, edition or service pack for a product – could you trust that your approach to security in depth was done properly – no.  The same is true for software asset management (SAM) and any other IT tool that requires discovery data.

The vendors below are working with TagVault.org to make IT management easier, faster and less expensive for their user community.  Anyone who may be looking for a SAM or discovery tool would benefit from working with the organizations listed below!

 

eracent

Eracent

Gothaer-Systems-GmbH1

Gothaer Systems GmbH

HP-logo

Hewlett Packard Corporation

ibm

IBM Corporation

iQuate

iQuate

Microsoft SAM

Microsoft

scalable

Scalable Software, Inc.

open-it-logo

OpenIT

symantec

Symantec