Lansweeper vs. Device42

Looking for an alternative for Lansweeper IT asset management (ITAM)? See how Device42 is the best solution. Device42 provides comprehensive IT asset management capabilities including powerful and agentless auto-discovery and configurable asset types. With RESTful APIs and a holistic approach to IT infrastructure, you get a single source of truth for your entire IT enterprise. Lansweeper provides a basic IT inventory management tool. If you are looking for comprehensive data to populate your configuration management database (CMDB) that integrates data center management, IP address management, and IT inventory with strong auto-discovery capabilities – Device42 is the right tool for you.

And there are more reasons to consider Device42…

  • First, you don’t need to spend a lot of time designing your configuration items (CIs) and their interrelationships. Device42 offers pre-defined Cis and relationships. It also offers extensive customization features for CIs.
  • Second, Device42 offers strong auto-discovery features that you can use to populate virtually any CMDB.
  • Third, once the CMDB is populated, Device42 provides you with great visualizations including application dependency maps, room and rack layout views, network topology maps, power and IP connectivity, and much more.
  • Last and probably most important, Device42 gives you a single source of truth for all of IT. It populates your CMDB, works as a full DCIM tool, a full ITAM tool, and also offers cable management (with more helpful visualizations), together with a full password manager.

    Load CIs rapidly with
    Powerful Auto-Discovery Tools

    Populate your CMDB with almost no manual effort using an extensive range of auto-discovery tools for physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure. Increase efficiency and maximize productivity by getting clear visibility into what you have while promoting transparency companywide.

    Device42 provides…

    • Fast, flexible deployment
    • Agentless discovery
    • Scheduled discovery
    • Support for multiple protocols (e.g. SNMP, WMI, SSH, …)
    • Native support for virtualization platforms
    • Native support for public and private cloud platforms
    • Granular APIs with sample scripts for custom discovery
    • Fast, flexible and easy to deploy
    • Result is a system that is always audit ready

    Visualizations

    Once your data is loaded into Device42, it’s time to reap the benefits. Device42 offers an extensive and highly-customizable set of reports and inquiry screens to access your CI data. But even better, Device42 provides an extensive set of visualizations including….

    • Server rooms and racks with power and capacity heatmaps
    • Full IP connectivity and power chain
    • Hardware, software, and application dependencies
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    Automated service impact discovery

    • Know what services are listening on what ports
    • Find out all the open ports on a machine
    • Visualize all the dependencies for a particular machine
    • Get a list view of the service and remote dependencies as well
    • No need to configure expensive span ports to get dependencies between servers
    • Easy migration path for your legacy systems

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    Software License Management

    Using Device42’s powerful agentless software discovery process, organizations can create and maintain a comprehensive, accurate profile of the software deployed on Windows and Linux machines across the entire IT infrastructure — from the server, to the desktop level.

      • Compare current usage to license counts
      • Detect prohibited software
      • Track license agreements and expiration dates
      • Identify purchased vs. installed software
      • Provide customizable notification alerts

    Rapid Deployment

      • Most customers are up and running with much of their infrastructure loaded in less than a day
      • Auto-discovery requires just filling in a few forms with parameters like IP ranges and authentication parameters
      • Spreadsheet-based imports are available for data that cannot be discovered
      • RESTful API’s are available for customized data-loading and mapping

    We invite you to learn more.
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