Spiceworks Inc., provider of the popular social networking platform for IT professionals, has launched a new cloud service discovery tool.
The tool detects cloud services running on a network. The tool has been integrated as part of Spiceworks 6.0, the latest iteration of the social media platform for IT pros. The new cloud service discovery features were designed to help IT pros improve network security and aggregate cloud licenses in order to acquire better volume discounts.
“With the growing number of easily-accessible cloud services, such as Amazon and Dropbox, IT pros can quickly lose visibility into what employees are using across their networks,” states a Spiceworks press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB. “This can increase the risk of accidental security breaches, unintended data sharing, and application costs.”
The new cloud service discovery features in Spiceworks 6.0 detects more than 40 popular cloud services. The features enable IT pros to automatically scan their networks to see exactly which cloud services are in use and by whom, providing an extra layer of control over sensitive resources.
Many cloud services providers are among the more than 1,000 technology companies with branded Vendor Pages in Spiceworks. Through these Vendor Pages, IT professionals can interact directly with experts from cloud providers and learn about the ideal cloud services for their businesses.