SAM Cybersecurity engagement

SAM for cybersecurity

SAM for cybersecurity

Cyberattacks worldwide cost businesses more than $400B annually.1 Studies predict that number could climb to $2.1T by 2019.2 Between apps being downloaded without approval, unmanaged devices being used within the corporate network, poor password protection, and more, too many organizations are leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. Now, with the arrival of digital transformation, more and more of these organizations need enhanced visibility and control over their IT infrastructure to take full advantage of the opportunity.

A Software Asset Management (SAM) Cybersecurity engagement provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your cybersecurity infrastructure, including your current software deployment, usage, and licensing data. In addition to helping ensure that you have the right processes in place to minimize cyber-risk, we’ll also offer prescriptive guidance and best practices about cybersecurity in a digital word, freeing you to focus on innovation instead of protection.

Benefits of a SAM Cybersecurity engagement

  • Minimize data loss, fraud, and employee downtime
  • Save money combatting cyberattacks and increasing efficiencies
  • Securely manage software assets and promote reliable cybersecurity practices
  • Build a resilient IT infrastructure that can quickly respond to threats
  • Ensure that you have a secure and effective defense against attacks

2 Juniper Research, Cybercrime and the Internet of Threats, May 2015

The results from Software Asset Management for Cybersecurity assessment clearly lay out the next steps and identify vulnerabilities to prevent future cybersecurity threats.

Santi Siritaweechai: Vice President - Information Technology, Mitr Phol Group

Key considerations for SAM Cybersecurity engagement

As you consider undertaking a SAM Cybersecurity engagement, it’s important to consider partnering with the right advisor. This decision can impact the success of your engagement and position 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 cybersecurity assessment or partner with a company specializing in cybersecurity to provide a full cybersecurity review?
  • Have a solid IT background, enabling them to evaluate the pros and cons of different SAM tools and cybersecurity 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 engagement.

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