Asset Lifecycle Management
When Assets Reach their End-of-Life
Keep track of obsolete and unsupported assets.
Ensure continued updates and support for your assets.
Anticipate and prevent potential security risks in unsupported assets.
Asset End-of-Life in Lifecycle Management
As a part of the asset management lifecycle, every asset will after a certain period of time reach its end of life. As manufacturers release new products, the older ones become obsolete and increasingly more expensive to support. So instead most manufacturers will end support for their older products so they can focus on the new ones.
For this reason, it is important to keep an eye out for assets that are close to going end-of-life or end-of-support. Not only will you no longer be able to receive support for these assets, but there are also a number of risks connected to working with obsolete devices.
The Risks of Unsupported Assets
As long as an OS or software is supported, manufacturers will periodically put out updates and patches to take care of vulnerabilities that are spotted. You can keep track of these using Lansweeper's Lifecycle Insights. Assets that have reached their end of life no longer receive such security updates or patches, so any vulnerabilities that pop up will never be patched, leaving them open to exploit.
Additionally, since these assets receive no more updates or patches, their reliability will continue to decline, as well as their compatibility with new applications. Receiving support, if that is still available, will often come at an extra cost. After a while, the cost of maintaining these assets will outweigh their productivity.
Leverage your Lifecycle Data
For all these reasons, it is important to know ahead of time when an asset will be reaching its End-of-Life or End-of-Support. That way you can make the necessary decision to retire or replace old systems. Lansweeper's Lifecycle data shows you the hardware EOL and EOS dates, as well as the status of your assets' operating system or firmware. Using this information you can make sure that your systems are still fully supported and take action before the possibility of security risks becomes an issue.
Track IT Assets Throughout the Lifecycle & Optimize Costs
Find which of your hardware assets and Operating Systems will go end of life. Access lifecycle information to track the support status of products in your environment, allowing you to plan future purchases, replacements, upgrades, and assess security-related risks due to lifecycle status.