FAST IiS has completed an independent evaluation of Belarc's BelManage software

Maynard, MA, 20 October 2009 - Belarc Inc announced today that FAST IiS (Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software) has completed an independent evaluation of their BelManage software.

The FAST IiS report summarized BelManage as "The product strikes home for ease of implementation, ease of use and minimal disruption to the user. Its ability to sub-divide management domains based on the network map, company organisation or the default out-of-the-box configuration facilitates a structured platform for managing a large network of devices. The company has many security conscious institutions already using the product such as the US military and navy and as such has proven that the solution can scale to many thousands of devices". The overview and detailed technical evaluation reports are available on the FAST website:

"FAST IiS is dedicated to driving the adoption of Software Asset Management best practices and helping businesses achieve cost efficient license compliance," said John Lovelock, FAST IiS Chief Executive. "The evaluation reveals that the BelManage product combines strong auditing and reporting capabilities with a very robust web based console for ease of use".

"We are pleased that FAST's assessment of BelManage confirms the experience of our customers" said Andrew Ridgers, Belarc's EMEA Sales Director. "BelManage is used by large distributed organizations to manage all of their computer systems, providing complete up to the date asset and license information with a minimum of cost and involvement from IT staff.

About Belarc
Belarc, Inc. develops and licenses Internet based products which help make personal computers easier to use and maintain by large enterprises, small businesses and individual consumers. Our products are used for software license compliance, hardware upgrade planning, cyber security status, information assurance audits, IT asset management, configuration management, and more. Belarc's products are in use on well over twenty million computers and are licensed by numerous customers including: AIG, Dana, Kindred Healthcare, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Unilever, WebMD/Emdeon, and many more.

Belarc, Inc. is based at Two Clock Tower Place, Ste 520, Maynard, MA. 01754, USA and has offices in the United Kingdom and Mexico. Telephone: +44 1749 689 213. Email:, Website:

About FAST IiS
In September 2008 the Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software joined forces to advocate distilled, simplified and unified messaging on software asset management (SAM) and software licence management (SLM) best practice to the end user community. The strength of the two reputable brands encapsulates a holistic approach to driving the professional use of software across the industry and the globe.

The Federation Against Software Theft was formed in 1984; it was the first organisation globally to champion the professional management of legitimate software and protect publishers' rights. It aims to reduce, restrict and or lessen the incidence of unauthorised dealings in computer software. The Federation by way of the FAST IiS brand is a not-for-profit organisation that is limited by guarantee and wholly owned by its members. It works on many fronts to promote the legitimate use of software and protect its members' rights through education, enforcement, lobbying and promoting standards and best practice in business.