Applications are everywhere. Whether local or in the cloud, shadow IT or sanctioned, IT is left trying to monitor a multi-environment software stack. As a result, they lack unified insights critical for confident action. 

Torii is tackling this visibility problem head-on by integrating with leading desktop monitoring apps you already use in your organization. By utilizing this data and representing it within Torii, IT teams now have a single location to view all data about their software, from desktop to cloud, whether shadow IT or sanctioned, all without compromising your organization’s security posture.

With this single source of truth, organizations take smarter action based on better data to improve license and app management, saving time and money. 

Important Note on Security: We are committed to helping you maintain your organization’s security posture. To that end, this discovery is made possible by integrating with your existing systems. Other SaaS Management Platforms try to accomplish this visibility by installing desktop agents onto your organization’s hardware devices. Not only can this introduce performance issues, but it also creates a new attack vector for bad actors and increases risk exposure to data breaches, compliance concerns, and other security threats. 

How It Works: Integration with Desktop Monitoring Apps

Torii’s approach to capturing desktop-based usage data is both innovative and security-conscious. By partnering with leading desktop monitoring applications, such as Jamf, Intune, and Kandji, Torii bypasses the need to install additional desktop agents, as these can pose severe security risks. This method allows for seamless data aggregation, providing IT departments with a comprehensive view of how software is used across the organization, regardless of whether the applications are cloud-based or installed locally.

The process is straightforward: once a desktop application is used, the monitoring software captures this activity and feeds the data into Torii’s platform. This integration ensures that the overall usage analysis includes even applications used “offline” or those not typically captured by API data or SSO logs. This holistic insight is critical for IT teams managing a diverse and complex software portfolio.

Why It Matters: The Impact on Software Management

The desktop-based usage data feature extends beyond the technical capabilities it introduces. At its core, this feature addresses a fundamental challenge in software management—the gap in monitoring and discovering desktop-based applications. By providing a centralized, comprehensive view of software usage, Torii empowers organizations to:

  • Optimize Software Licenses: Identify and eliminate underutilized licenses, ensuring resources are allocated to applications that offer real value.
  • Enhance Decision Making: With more accurate and complete data, organizations can make informed decisions about software purchases, renewals, and reallocations.
  • Improve Security Posture: The nonintrusive, agent-less data collection method respects privacy and security and aligns with modern IT standards.

In essence, this feature is a step towards perfecting data and discovery within Torii, addressing the previously unmet need for inclusive software management. It acknowledges that many organizations operate in a hybrid environment, with critical applications spread across cloud and desktop platforms. By bridging this gap, Torii not only enhances the efficiency of software management but also supports strategic business decisions, ultimately contributing to cost savings and operational excellence.

As the digital workspace continues to evolve, the ability to manage and optimize software assets becomes increasingly crucial. Torii’s desktop-based usage data feature is a testament to the innovation required to meet these challenges head-on, offering a comprehensive, secure, and efficient solution for today’s complex IT ecosystems.