February 28th, 2018 Blog Post Open-AudIT and the GDPR By Mark Unwin - Open-AudIT Founder and Product Lead “Open-AudIT is exactly what we needed to be able to address the GDPR requirements of a large European government. We had it up and collecting in 90 minutes.” – PeterS (Sales Engineering head of EMEA Global Systems Integrator). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that intends to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. If your company is EU based or does business in the EU, you will have to comply with the GDPR. The GDPR comes into effect on the 25th May, 2018. Open-AudIT can provide very valuable insights into your IT infrastructure and assist in your GDPR compliance. As part of the GDPR you must be able to show that you know where your customer data is stored and be monitoring for potential breaches. To be able to determine where your data is, first you need to know What’s On Your Network. Obviously, this is where Open-AudIT steps up. From download to install to discovering devices and reporting on their hardware, software and settings in under 10 minutes. Don’t believe me? Too good to be true? Check out this recent blog post of mine that proves it. Under 10 minutes from nothing to having a discovered network of devices. Not only can Open-AudIT discover your devices, but it also tracks any changes to them. Software installed or removed, users & group membership changes, file changes, hardware changes – and so much more. So there’s your devices found and any changes to them being recorded. But Open-AudIT can do more, much more. What about listing all your databases (SQL Server and MySQL) and websites (IIS and Apache)? What about comparing a group of devices to see where they are different in terms of installed software? What about emailing the many included reports and summaries directly to you in a format of your choosing? What about the Restful JSON API. It’s completely open. It’s your data. We just help you to unlock it. And on top of that – what about automating it all? Open-AudIT really does make it simple to report on What’s On Your Network and help with your GDPR compliance. Download it today from https://opmantek.com/network-discovery-inventory-software/, there’s a free 20 device license waiting for you. I genuinely hope you find Open-AudIT as useful as I do. Oh, and by the way – I still didn’t mention Active Directory and OpenLDAP integration. And the maps. And the networks listing. And assigning assets to different departments or companies. And the custom fields. And the many inbuilt queries and summaries. And the ability to make your own queries and summaries. And the other features too numerous to list. It’s all documented on the Open-AudIT wiki. Check it out for either a quick overview or a deep dive into the specifics. And if you have questions – there’s always the Forums and Questions sites as well! What are you waiting for? Try Open-AudIT today!