Belarc

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Belarc Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer software
Founded1997
HeadquartersMaynard, Massachusetts, USA
Key peopleGary Newman, President
Sumin Tchen, Chairman
ProductsBelManage
BelSecure
beITsmart
Belarc Advisor
WebsiteBelarc website
 
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Belarc Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer software
Founded1997
HeadquartersMaynard, Massachusetts, USA
Key peopleGary Newman, President
Sumin Tchen, Chairman
ProductsBelManage
BelSecure
beITsmart
Belarc Advisor
WebsiteBelarc website

Belarc develops and licenses Internet based products which help make personal computers easier to use and maintain by large enterprises, small businesses and individual consumers. Belarc's products are used for Software Asset Management, 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: Agfa Healthcare, AIG, Catholic Relief Services, Defense Logistics Agency, FAA, Holcim, Kindred Healthcare, NASA, Sungard, Travelers, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Unilever, WebMD/Emdeon.

Belarc Advisor[edit]

Belarc also offers the Belarc Advisor as a free download for personal use. The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of installed software and hardware, missing security patches, anti-virus status, and NIST SCAP security configurations (USGCB, FDCC) and displays the results in a Web browser. All of the profile information is kept private on the user's computer and is not sent to any web server.[citation needed] There are over 500,000 downloads of the Belarc Advisor every month.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Belarc was founded in 1997 by Gary Newman and Sumin Tchen. Dr. Jack Goldman,[1] creator and visionary behind Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC), was an early director of the company. Belarc is owned by its founders and employees.[citation needed]

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