Maynard, MA USA -- 15 May 2003 -- Belarc, Inc. announced today that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has chosen Belarc as one of its "Certified Audit Software Providers" for the SIIA's newly introduced Compliance Network program.
"The SIIA introduced the Compliance Network to pro-actively help IT managers with their software licensing and usage issues," said Keith Kupferschmid, Vice President, Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, SIIA. "The Compliance Network works for the IT manager and end-user to help resolve outstanding questions and implement policies for compliant use in the future. We also have the necessary experience and personnel to help organizations of all sizes to successfully complete this difficult task within a reasonable time period."
"We think that the SIIA is taking the right approach by helping IT managers with their software licensing tasks, rather than threatening them with an audit, said Sumin Tchen, Chairman, Belarc. "Combining Belarc's Intranet-based asset management system with the SIIA's Compliance Network is a winning combination for IT and License Compliance Managers. Belarc's systems have been used by customers such as the National Park Service, who deployed our BelManage system across their entire network of 20,000 desktops, servers and, laptops, throughout the U.S., in about two weeks time."
Belarc, Inc. develops and licenses Internet and Intranet based products which help make personal computers easier to use and maintain by large and small commercial and government users and individual consumers. Belarc's products are in use on well over twelve million PCs and are licensed by numerous end-users including Commercial Federal Bank, Dana, Dexter, EDS, Epsilon, Imation, Merck, Mitel, National Park Service, Pacific Life, Terayon, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Veterans Administration, Worthington Industries, and many more. http://www.belarc.com
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.
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