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What is an asset inventory?

An organization performs an asset inventory to account for important items (“assets”) and understand how they are used. Maintaining an accurate asset inventory is a challenge for most organizations, and connected devices— traditional servers, workstations and PCs to IoT, IoMT and OT devices—can be particularly difficult to discover and manage because they fall under different operational owners.

Inventory is typically performed using manual processes and span a variety of disparate systems across the entire organization. But, for connected devices, this can be a dangerous course of action when devices are missed for any reason, leaving them vulnerable to attack or misuse. For maximum effectiveness, asset inventory must be performed continuously, in real time, without impacting devices.

Ordr within a few hours of deployment – via a network tap or SPAN – Ordr automatically discovers and classifies every single device, complete with high-fidelity information such as make, classification, location, and application/port usage. This visibility is continuous, real-time and is the single source of asset inventory truth that can be integrated into ITSM, CMDB, and CMMS solutions.