Certero Discovery

Autodiscovery & inventory for all network platforms, locations & device types 

Certero Discovery is a core component of Certero for Enterprise ITAM and provides complete network visibility by proactively finding and auditing all types of network-attached devices, from mobiles and tablets to desktops and servers, plus non-PC devices including printers, switches and IP telephones.  

A dynamic baseline inventory of all IT assets is a critical foundation for any successful ITAM, SAM or ITSM program. Certero Discovery, part of the Certero for Enterprise SAM solution, meets these use cases and more by providing unparalleled visibility of the network.

What makes Certero Discovery different?

Proactive Discovery

Discovers all devices


Integrated into Unified Platform

Find new & unknown devices missing from inventories

PC, Servers, Mobiles, Tablets and all IP-addressable devices

Lightweight scanning technologies for no loss of network performance

Common architecture, user interface and asset repository

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The fastest discovery solution in the West

(& North, East, South)

Supported Platforms

Certero Discovery will identify computers running on all major enterprise platforms, including:  

  • Windows Desktop & Server  
  • Unix & Linux servers on-premises 
  • AWS & Azure (with Certero for Cloud) 
  • Android and iOS (with Certero for Mobile) 
  • Automatically discover IP-addressable devices for complete asset inventory

Hardware inventory to support all use cases

Unlike many inventory solutions that are primarily designed to support just one case, Certero Discovery is built to support multiple needs, from Hardware Asset Lifecycle to Software Asset Management, IT Service Management to Security and Technology Governance.

As such, Certero Discovery captures a full hardware configuration inventory for all device types and retains this data in the Unified Platform’s central asset repository where it is available to all Certero products and users.

Focused software inventory & prioritization

With thousands of applications installed on your desktops and servers, Certero’s prioritized reporting makes it easy to focus on the applications you need to manage the most.   Full software recognition comes courtesy of the global Software Recognition Database and is available in all Certero products across the Unified Platform, supporting compliance, license optimization, self-service and automating tasks like reharvesting and patching.  

Software usage tracking

To support use cases from compliance to spend management, Certero Discover automatically tracks the usage of software titles, making it easy to highlight which applications are being under-used and should be either reharvested or retired.  

Cloud inventory

Certero Discovery will also help you inventory your cloud assets (with Certero for Cloud to help monitor and manage SaaS applications), supporting instances in Azure and AWS.

More than technology – Discovery & Inventory services

Unlike other SAM tools vendors, we don’t leave our customers stranded without help. Our Discovery & Inventory services are available to all customers to help accelerate the network discovery process and ensure you get complete asset visibility.

Beyond Discovery & Inventory

As part of the Certero for Enterprise ITAM solution and the Certero Unified Platform, Certero’s discovery and inventory capabilities can be extended to support the full range of ITAM and SAM program requirements:

  • CMDB integration
  • Patch management
  • Software distribution
  • ITSM integration
  • License management & optimization
  • Appstore self-service
  • Mobile device management

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