Software Recognition Service (SRS)

Software Recognition Service (SRS) is a service developed by Snow Software, which automatically identifies software in an IT environment. The SRS basically consists of a central database and an automated process for identification of unrecognized software.

All subscribers of the SRS service have access to the central database, which includes rules for recognition of hundreds of thousands of software applications, ranging from commonly used commercial applications to freeware, games, file sharing clients, and poker clients. The number is steadily increasing as new applications constantly show up on the global market.

Based on the information from the SRS database, the local Snow License Manager is capable of identifying inventoried applications by name, manufacturer, version, and edition. Also, the database allows Snow License Manager to detect if the application was installed as part of a product suite and identify any upgrade and downgrade possibilities.

Any unrecognized software is automatically sent to the Software Recognition Service Desk. The experienced members of the SRS team analyze and identify the application and update the SRS database with the new information. Up-to-date filtering rules for software identification are sent to all subscribers of the Software Recognition Service and the information is automatically stored in the local Snow License Manager.