SAM GDPR Assessment


A Software Asset Management (SAM) GDPR Assessment provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your data management infrastructure. Ensuring that you have the right processes in place to minimize the risk to personal data exposure, freeing you to focus on your business instead of compliance1.

Benefits of a SAM GDPR Assessment
  • Identify how personal data is used and accessed
  • Recommend security controls to prevent, detect, and respond to vulnerabilities and data breaches
  • Provides guidance on data management practices 
  1. This assessment does not guarantee compliance, it helps you identify areas in need of remediation
"Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR"



Key considerations for a SAM GDPR Assessment

As you consider undertaking a SAM GDPR Assessment, it’s important to partner with the right advisor. This decision directly impacts the outcome of your engagement and positions your business for ongoing success and management of your technology investments.


Things to consider when engaging a SAM partner

When you evaluate a SAM partner, don't hesitate to ask questions. Does the partner:
  • Provide valuable experience and knowledge about SAM?
  • Have an in-depth understanding of software licensing as well as specific expertise about genuine software?
  • Offer a basic GDPR assessment or partner with a company specializing in GDPR to provide a full GDPR review?
  • Have a solid IT background, enabling them to evaluate the pros and cons of different SAM tools and GDPR solutions?
  • Provide other services such as migration and implementation? If not, do they have relationships with other partners that can offer these services?

The SAM process

Learn more about the SAM process and what to expect during a Microsoft SAM Assessment.