Hardware audit


I am going to be going to one of our offices next week and I need to do a full audit of the devices on the network. Any good tools to do this to gather the information. We have spice works on our main site but I am more just wanting to do a quick scan.

We also have had reports of speed issues. Any good tools to monitor the network traffic? What devices are sending the most data etc.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Speccy (Piriform) will give decent hardware results when run on a computer. Belarc can also help.

Speedtest.net can give an initial view as to speed. You would need something like Comm View (tamosoft.com) to see if one or two devices have excessive packet flow.
Can you provide more details such as are you scanning on a client device or from your own? Since you stated you were conducting an IT audit the assumption is made that you would be using your own device. Will you be using the guidelines from ISACA? Are you looking for a Freeware version or a version that you would have to purchase ?  If you're looking to purchase then take a look at Capterra's site on the various ones that are worth something. You can also look at free ones such as Open Audit. It's once of the better free ones out there. There are others that are more NMS such as Spice Works which you are already using that will give you what you're wanting but you will have to install it on a machine.  However, there is an MSP version that should allow you do what is needed. Manage Engines. Another one is FlexNet.

FlexNet Manager Platform is convenient and great for tracking maintenance fees and issues: http://www.flexerasoftware.com/enterprise/products/software-license-management/core-software-asset-management/

"Total Network Inventory 3" is a great software for asset management.  http://www.total-network-inventory.com/


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Bryant SchaperCommented:
I always vote manage engine as well. They can do a sweep for hardware and test your circuit. Speedtest allow has a local install you can host in house to yes a wan.
madunix (Fadi SODAH)Chief Information Security Officer Commented:
Personal recommendation Belarc; It's a System identification tool that can detect most installed hardware and software
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