iInventory, formerly LANauditor, has been updated to version 5 and is shipping with a new stable of Mac agents for Mac OS 8.x, 9.x, and OS X (LANauditor included a Mac agent for many years).
“We find that most of our (corporate) users have a number of Macs somewhere, despite the prevalence of Windows,” Nick Bell of iInventory Ltd. told MacCentral.
iInventory is an application designed to simplify the maintenance of an accurate hardware inventory and to monitor software license compliance on all of your Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. After installing iInventory on a single Windows PC you create inventory agents that you can run on every computer throughout an enterprise via e-mail, LAN, WAN, login script, Internet, intranet, or floppy disk. No software installation is required on the target computers and they can be located anywhere in the world. The inventory data is imported from each machine, and stored in a Microsoft Access 2000 database.
In addition to collecting user-defined information such as department name, location, and sticker ID, iInventory collects bios data, CPU (central processing unit) information, physical and logical drive data, device driver descriptions, IO Port data, network, NIC, operating system information, and even user logins. The program also inventories all required files types, to detect software and unapproved files such as music (.MP3) and movies (.AVI). A dictionary of 80,000-plus entries is used to help identify software, and is constantly updated by iInventory staff.
Pricing begins at US$220 for an 11-node license. Multi-node, enterprise, and one-time audit licenses are available. In addition to taking the online audit, a 10-node evaluation version of iInventory is available for download from the iInventory Ltd. Web site.