Open-AudIT

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Open-AudIT
Developer(s) Mark Unwin
Stable release v1.3.1 / May 16, 2014 (2014-05-16)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Audit management System administration
License aGPL Version 3 or Later
Website www.opmantek.com

Open-AudIT is a network auditing application. It is based on the scripting languages of PHP, Bash and VBScript. Open-AudIT can tell what is on your network, how it is configured and if there have been any changes. By being easily expandable the user community has grown to include over 25,000 users.[1] Main features include:

  • Hardware and Software Audits
  • Audit entire Windows Domain
  • No Windows client required, uses WMI to connect
  • Supports Linux
  • Audits IP devices and other network equipment.

Background[edit]

Open-AudIT was originally a script written in 1999 by Mark Unwin to audit computers on a network. He identified the need to extend the script to include a query based, web interface and released the project to the open source community in 2005 under a GPL v2 agreement.[2]

A major version release occurred in 2008 which updated much of the backend architecture, improved functionality and also changed to an a GPL v3 license.

In 2013, Opmantek acquired the rights to the intellectual property of Open-AudIT[1] - promising to keep it free and open source.

Requirements[edit]

Installing additional requirements will provide additional functionality.

It is available for download as a preconfigured virtual machine (running CentOS), a preconfigured portable XAMPP package (for Windows) or a zip archive (for use on any system meeting the above requirements).

License[edit]

Open-AudIT is licensed under the terms of the Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. Opmantek now provides Open-AudIT with commercial support after acquiring the intellectual property in early 2013

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chicaiza, Maria. "Open Source Software Company Opmantek Acquires Open-Audit". Newsmaker Media Release. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Spahn, Noah. "Open Audit The Automation of Network Inventory". PDF. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

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