Hope I am in the right place, I have been tasked with coming up with a Software Audit process where I can quickly determine if any of our machines have unapproved software installed. My first thought was iVanti should be able to help me complete this task. We have a lot of "In-House" applications so I am thinking that a Query in iVanti might just be the ticket but can't seem to get there. I was thinking of querying the Computer|Software|Add or Remove Programs|Programs and compare that to a list of "approved" software and return any machine that has something installed that wasn't on the list. The problem with this approach is first the Computer|Software|Add or Remove Programs|Programs in inventory includes every update and I don't need that information. Second I cannot seem to find a spot to have a built in list of approved software. Since we have a lot of "In-House" applications I don't think Software monitoring would help with my task.
Has anyone out there come up with a solution similar to what I am trying to accomplish?
Security and Compliance Analyst