Software Identification (SWID)

Software Identification (SWID) Tags are defined by the ISO/IEC 19770-2:2015 standard. They provide a transparent way for organizations to track installed software on managed devices. The SWID Tags contain information for specific releases of a software product.

The SWID standard defines a lifecycle where a SWID Tag is added to an endpoint as part of the software product’s installation process and deleted by the product’s uninstall process.

For full detail, please see Guidelines for the Creation of Interoperable Software Identification (SWID) Tags.

A list of SWID Tag Tools can be found in NIST SDWID Tools.