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30 November 2016

Is your security software secure? Not so much. One reason? Vulnerable open source components

Cambridge Network
With security software serving on the front line – protecting individuals and enterprises from hacker threat – it may come up as a surprise that between August and October of 2016 – 11 security products were included on a list of products with the most software vulnerabilities.
30 November 2016

Report: Open source opens security products to hacking

SiliconAngle
A new report from software vulnerability management and open source security solutions company Flexera Software LLC has found that a significant number of security products are included on a list of products with the most software vulnerablities.
29 November 2016

Will the MEGABYTE Act Make Waves in Federal Software Procurement?

FedTech
The White House’s latest software requirements could generate significant savings, but the jury is out on whether federal CIOs will stand behind the bill.
22 November 2016

Flexera boss Jim Ryan praises Box Hill, Melbourne team

The Australian
Private equity-owned software firm Flexera may have almost 1000 employees across 10 companies, but it’s the business’s 60 or so workers in the Box Hill, Melbourne operation that delivers the secret sauce, according to global chief executive Jim Ryan.
22 November 2016

Software vulnerability management: How ‘intelligence’ helps reduce the attack surface

Security Brief
Each year, thousands of software vulnerabilities are detected in thousands of products.
15 November 2016

Microsoft Windows OS vulnerabilities appear to be stabilising after year-long decrease

Vigilance Security Magazine
The percentage of unpatched Microsoft Windows operating systems on private PCs seems to be stabilising after a year of steady decline. But the level of unpatched non-Windows applications on private PCs continues to rise.
11 November 2016

Licence Optimization: $2 Billion Could Be Saved

iTWire
Australia has a $2 billion shelfware problem, according to Flexera Software CEO Jim Ryan.
7 November 2016

Vulnerable Voting Machines Yet Another IoT Device to Secure

eSecurity Planet
This election season, voting machine security is probably not top of mind.
2 November 2016

England expects... you to patch your apps and not just Windows

The Register
We're getting better at fixing Microsoft's OS but not so much with applications
2 November 2016

New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report: Windows Operating Systems vs. Non-Windows Applications – A Tale of Contrasting Vulnerability Risk

Tech Recur
Microsoft® Windows OS vulnerabilities appear to be stabilising after year-long decrease, while non-Windows application vulnerabilities still on the rise
1 November 2016

New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report: Windows Operating Systems vs. Non-Windows Applications – A Tale of Contrasting Vulnerability Risk

IT News Online
Microsoft® Windows OS vulnerabilities appear to be stabilising after year-long decrease, while non-Windows application vulnerabilities still on the rise
1 November 2016

PC Users Still Failing to Patch Non-Microsoft Apps

Infosecurity Magazine
UK PC users are still struggling to patch non-Windows applications, exposing themselves to unncessary risk, according to Secunia Research.
31 October 2016

Pokemon GO or No Go?

Rust Report
Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms.
21 October 2016

Study Reveals Market Shake up Possible

Print IT Reseller
The enterprise software marketplace is undergoing a massive transformation as the pricing and licensing models dictating how software is bought and sold evolve
20 October 2016

Pokémon GO or No Go? Mobile Games May Pose More Risks to Companies beyond Employee Distraction

Vigilance Security Magazine
Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms.
20 October 2016

Pokémon GO or No Go? Mobile Games May Pose More Risks to Companies beyond Employee Distraction

IT Security Guru
Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms.
19 October 2016

Could Pokemon Go Put Business at Risk?

Technology Decisions
A new report suggests that popular gaming apps such as Pokemon GO could be violating corporate risk policies.
18 October 2016

Mobile Games May Pose a Risk to Business

Beta News
Mobile games are increasing in popularity, boosted by augmented reality apps like Pokemon GO.
18 October 2016

Mobile Games May Pose a Risk to Business

Beta News
Mobile games are increasing in popularity, boosted by augmented reality apps like Pokemon GO.
18 October 2016

Pokémon GO or No Go? Mobile games may pose risks to companies beyond employee distraction

Cambridge Network
Many mobile games can access sensitive functions and data on employer-issued devices including SMS, social networking, location services, tracking and calendars, warns Flexera Software.
18 October 2016

Pokémon GO or No Go? Mobile Games May Pose More Risks to Companies beyond Employee Distraction

Information Security Buzz
Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms.
13 October 2016

Keep IoT A-OK – Hackers Capitalise on Software Vulnerabilities

IT Security Guru
Ah, the Internet of Things…  IoT brings with it endless opportunities – and, quite a few security challenges. 
11 October 2016

New duties of security executives

CSO
Building security into enterprise culture from the top down
26 September 2016

Software Licensing May Go Pay-for-Use

SD Times
Software innovations are disrupting entire industries in ways that were once unimaginable. New technologies, tools, business models, and licensing models are facilitating these changes and at the same time creating a more complex playing field than software development teams have ever known.
15 September 2016

Flexera’s Vulnerability Update Reveals Critical Flaws in Both Major and Niche Platforms

MS Power User
There are thousands of security vulnerabilities out there, with more being discovered daily. Flexera's latest update points out some serious ones that all tech decision makers need to know about.
14 September 2016

Why and How to Build an Enterprise App Store

IT Business Edge
Challenges in creating an entprise app store
13 September 2016

Gain More Control of BYOD Apps with an Enterprise App Store

IT Business Edge
IT departments are looking for any way possible to gain more control over the devices that are connected to the corporate network. One way that is growing in popularity is the enterprise app store.
12 September 2016

Flexera’s Vulnerability Update Reveals Critical Flaws in Both Major and Niche Platforms

Tech Republic
There are thousands of security vulnerabilities out there, with more being discovered daily. Flexera's latest update points out some serious ones that all tech decision makers need to know about.
12 September 2016

Flexera Update: Vulnerabilities High in Widely Used Operating Systems and Niche Products

Cambridge Network
Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, has released a Vulnerability Update covering the Top 20 products with the most vulnerabilities in May, June and July 2016.
12 September 2016

Flexera’s Vulnerability Update Reveals Critical Flaws in Both Major and Niche Platforms

Sector Publishing Intelligence
There are thousands of security vulnerabilities out there, with more being discovered daily. Flexera's latest update points out some serious ones that all tech decision makers need to know about.
12 September 2016

Operating System Vulnerabilities Remain High

Technology Decisions
Microsoft was the software company with the most vulnerabilities among the top 20 most vulnerable products during the three months ending in July, according to Flexera Software's latest Vulnerability Update.
11 September 2016

Vulnerabilities Still High in Widely Used Operating Systems and Niche Products

Vigilance Security
Flexera Software has released a Vulnerability Update covering the Top 20 products with the most vulnerabilities in May, June and July 2016. According to the report, the total number of recorded vulnerabilities across these top 20 products was 2,686.
9 September 2016

May-July 2016: Popular Operating Systems and Products Had 2,686 Vulnerabilities

PC World
The total number of recorded vulnerabilities across widely-used operating systems and niche products was 2,686 from May through July 2016
9 September 2016

Niche Software Vulnerabilities Leave Enterprises Open to Attack

Beta News
News of software vulnerabilities often centers on products from well-known companies that potentially put large numbers of end users at risk.
9 September 2016

IoT Security Features as Healthcare Software Tops ‘Buggiest’ Top 20

Infosecurity Magazine
There were over 2,600 software bugs reported from May to July across the 'top 20' products, including flaws in highly sector-specific applications, which could be a worrying sign of things to come, according to Secunia.
9 September 2016

SAM to the Rescue

Vigial Security
Flexera Software has announced a new release of FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, the industry leading Software Asset Management & License Optimisation solution. The latest release takes Software Asset Management (SAM) to the next level, ensuring companies do not overspend on software despite the increasingly different ways they license and access software – including Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and subscriptions.
8 September 2016

FlexNet Manager Suite 2016 Extends Software Asset Management (SAM) Reach

Cambridge Network
Flexera Software is the first to tackle the most complex asset management challenges, including Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions and CALs.
8 September 2016

May-July 2016: Popular Operating Systems and Products Had 2,686 Vulnerabilities

SC Magazine UK
The total number of recorded vulnerabilities across widely-used operating systems and niche products was 2,686 from May through July 2016.
8 September 2016

New Flexera Software Vulnerability Update: Vulnerabilities Remain High in Widely Used Operating Systems and Niche Products

Tech City News
Product with the most vulnerabilities between May and July 2016 is a niche solution in the healthcare industry.
5 September 2016

What IT Doesn’t Know about Mobile Apps Can Hurt the Enterprise

Beta News
Ubiquitous in the workplace, mobile devices vastly increase employee productivity, connectivity and their ability to collaborate.
26 August 2016

Will the Megabyte Act Save Money?

FCW
A recently signed law promises to save the government at least $2 billion a year on software. Even with the coming change of administration, lawmakers and industry experts are hopeful the measure will live up to its billing.
24 August 2016

Federal Agencies Will Be Required to More Accurately Track Software Licenses

FedTech
Under provisions of the recently enacted MEGABYTE Act, agency CIOs will need to create a comprehensive licensing policy to manage software inventories.
12 August 2016

People are Patching Windows, But Not Their Apps

Network World
Users are far more lax about updating and fixing apps they run on their PCs than updating Windows
11 August 2016

Self-patching Chrome, Windows 10 Close Security Gaps But Admin Neglect Leaves Other Apps Exposed

CSO
Australian computer users and administrators are getting better at patching their Windows environments but are lagging when it comes to patching non-Microsoft applications and even non-Windows Microsoft products, recent audits of patching discipline have found amidst warnings that businesses are leaving their applications and networks wide open to attack.
11 August 2016

Yes, Australians Do Patch Windows: But Not Their Software, Report Finds

IT Brief AU
Flexera Software has found good news and bad news for both Australian Windows users and cybersecurity. New research from Secunia Research shows that the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems dropped in the second quarter of 2016, but the percentage of unpatched non-Microsoft software is on the rise.
11 August 2016

Yes, Australians Do Patch Windows: But Not Their Software, Report Finds

Security Brief AU
Flexera Software has found good news and bad news for both Australian Windows users and cybersecurity. New research from Secunia Research shows that the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems dropped in the second quarter of 2016, but the percentage of unpatched non-Microsoft software is on the rise.
8 August 2016

Rate of Unpatched Non-Microsoft Programs on the Rise

SC Magazine UK
The percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems was on the decline in the second quarter of 2016, leading to an overall decrease in the number of exploitable Windows vulnerabilities.
2 August 2016

2016 ARN ICT Industry Awards: And the Finalists Are

ARN
ARN is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 ARN ICT Industry Awards. Competition was very tough across the eight categories, with a record number of entries.
26 July 2016

Why every tech pro should learn to code

ComputerWorld
Coding is one of the hottest skills on the tech market. According to a recent survey from Burning Glass, programming jobs are growing 12 percent faster than the average. According to the survey in 2015 there were seven million job openings that required coding skills.
26 July 2016

Why every tech pro should learn to code

CIO
Coding is one of the hottest skills on the tech market. According to a recent survey from Burning Glass, programming jobs are growing 12 percent faster than the average. According to the survey in 2015 there were seven million job openings that required coding skills.
26 July 2016

Why every tech pro should learn to code

InfoWorld
Coding is one of the hottest skills on the tech market. According to a recent survey from Burning Glass, programming jobs are growing 12 percent faster than the average. According to the survey in 2015 there were seven million job openings that required coding skills.
26 July 2016

Why every tech pro should learn to code

Network World
Coding is one of the hottest skills on the tech market. According to a recent survey from Burning Glass, programming jobs are growing 12 percent faster than the average. According to the survey in 2015 there were seven million job openings that required coding skills.
22 July 2016

9 Ways for Enterprises to Find Unused Apps and Weed Them Out

eWeek
Today's enterprises have amassed many applications that must be maintained and supported daily. The amount of apps in most portfolios has vastly increased due to mergers, acquisitions and organic growth, and includes a wide range of desktop applications, editions and versions.
20 July 2016

Flexera Software Presents 2015 Partner of the Year Awards

Channel EMEA
Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced their 2015 Partner of the Year Awards. Accolades were presented to KPMG, Mindgrape, Grupo SIA and Softline Group during Flexera Software’s annual Partner Summits in Big Sky Montana for North America, and the French Alps for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
11 July 2016

Are you spending too much with our cloud provider?

IT Brief
Public cloud offerings allow IT to get out of the business of running data centres, where for years most of the budgets have been spent on hardware and software maintenance and upgrade.
6 July 2016

5 Steps to Getting Rid of Application Sprawl

Enterprise Apps Today
Application sprawl is a major challenge for IT operation teams. The modern enterprise has accumulated many applications over the years that must be actively maintained and supported
29 June 2016

AdminStudio Suite 2016, Workflow Manager 2016 Add Mac Support

Mac Tech
Flexera Software (www.flexerasoftware.com) has updated AdminStudio Suite, a unified application readiness solution for packaging, virtualisation and management, adding Mac support along with that for Windows and mobile applications.
28 June 2016

Flexera Software Launches AdminStudio Suite 2016 and Workflow Manager 2016; Adds Support for Mac® Applications

Dzone
Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced the latest release of AdminStudio Suite, the industry-leading unified Application Readiness solution for reliable packaging, virtualization and management of Windows, Mac and mobile applications.
27 June 2016

10 ways to avoid wasting money on software

GCN
The federal government spends more than $6 billion per year just on software. Without a governmentwide software asset management strategy in place, as much as 25 percent of that software spend -- or $1.5 billion -- can be wasted.
27 June 2016

Apps for Euro 2016

Professional Security
Football fans around the world have been watching 24 teams as they play 51 games at the Euro 2016 championships to July 10. And many of those are using popular mobile apps to stream content and stay up to date – apps that could pose security risks to enterprises, it is claimed. According to a new report, “Will Companies be Shown a Yellow Card during EURO 2016?”, if used on employer-issued or employee-owned BYOD devices, many of these apps could violate corporate risk policies.
23 June 2016

Sports apps raise staff security risks

Technology Decisions
Many of the popular mobile apps designed for the EURO 2016 UEFA European Championship could violate corporate risk policies and leave companies vulnerable to attack, a new report from Flexera Software shows.
22 June 2016

Football mania brings security risks to workplace bring-your-own-device policies

Security Brief NZ
As football mania is sweeping the world, employees could be putting your company at risk through your 'bring-your-own-device' policies, warns Flexera Software.
22 June 2016

Football mania brings security risks to workplace bring-your-own-device policies

IT Brief AU
As football mania is sweeping the world, employees could be putting your company at risk through your 'bring-your-own-device' policies, warns Flexera Software.
22 June 2016

Football mania brings security risks to workplace bring-your-own-device policies

IT Brief NZ
As football mania is sweeping the world, employees could be putting your company at risk through your 'bring-your-own-device' policies, warns Flexera Software.
22 June 2016

Football mania brings security risks to workplace bring-your-own-device policies

Tech Day
As football mania is sweeping the world, employees could be putting your company at risk through your 'bring-your-own-device' policies, warns Flexera Software.
22 June 2016

Football mania brings security risks to workplace bring-your-own-device policies

Security Brief AU
As football mania is sweeping the world, employees could be putting your company at risk through your 'bring-your-own-device' policies, warns Flexera Software.
21 June 2016

HTML5 Won't Stop Malvertising, Brings New Threats

Security Week
Flash is one of the most abused pieces of software in use. Flexera Software's Vulnerability Review 2016 counts 457 vulnerabilities in 2014 and 2015 (second only to Chrome with 516 vulnerabilities).
5 June 2016

Enterprise app stores: delivering on the promise of IT self service

Tech Page One
IT is coming under increasing pressure from CEOs to give employees a more consumer-like experience when fulfilling requests. This is most commonly felt in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment, where employees want to connect to work through their personal devices – iPhones, iPads, etc.
12 May 2016

Panama Papers fiasco reflects “extinction-level” risk from ignoring security basics: Trump

CSO
The recent massive hack of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca – and the publication of its trove of confidential information in a publicly-searchable format that has cast suspicions on everyone from David Cameron to Emma Watson to cybercriminals themselves – is the kind of “extinction-level event” that businesses should better prepare for when their viability is entirely based on trust, one security consultant has warned.
11 May 2016

Enterprise App Stores Can Give IT Celebrity Status

ITAM Channel
Corporate IT budgets are expected to grow by just 2.0% this year, with OPEX surpassing CAPEX for the first time since 2009, according to recent research.
10 May 2016

The 50 most awesome things in Chicago technology offices

Chicago Tribune
Click through to see our 50 favorite Chicago office-design features.
10 May 2016

A New Era in the Software Licensing World

ITAM Channel
The model for how organisations have purchased enterprise software has largely been the same – i.e. perpetual licensing, whereby companies pay the full price of the software up front and are allowed access in perpetuity.
9 May 2016

The Hidden Cost of Enterprise Software – 10 Key Steps to Successful Software Compliance

ITAM Channel
Software wastage is on the agenda for many organisations, as awareness of Software Asset Management and its benefits widens. Indeed a recent report into the key trends in software licencing highlighted yet again why SAM is critically important.
5 May 2016

Top five ways to manage cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Compare the Cloud
According to Gartner, the cloud services industry is growing more than five times faster than other IT categories as companies shift away from internal hardware to greater use of public cloud infrastructures.
5 May 2016

Flexera Software FlexNet Manager for cloud infrastructure

Techonolgy Decisions
Flexera Software has launched the FlexNet Manager for cloud infrastructure which gives organisations centralised visibility into their cloud services use and allows them to optimise utilisation and control costs.
4 May 2016

What Does It Take to Achieve Software Licensing Optimization?

Corporate Compliance Insights
What is Software License Optimization? The short answer is: Software License Optimization is the ongoing process of proactively managing the software estate, throughout the software product lifecycle, to maximize utilization of assets, minimize costs and maintain license compliance.
2 May 2016

Trim Your Application Portfolio For Savings

NWW
Reducing the number of applications can save money, but be prepared for a potentially tedious inventory process -- and for users with emotional attachments
2 May 2016

Trim Your Application Portfolio For Savings

InfoWorld
Reducing the number of applications can save money, but be prepared for a potentially tedious inventory process -- and for users with emotional attachments
2 May 2016

Trim Your Application Portfolio For Savings

ComputerWorld
Reducing the number of applications can save money, but be prepared for a potentially tedious inventory process -- and for users with emotional attachments
28 April 2016

Flexera Identifies Top PC Vulnerabilities for Aussie Users

SecurityBrief Australia
Australian PC users are making some progress in patching software vulnerabilities but significant challenges remain, according to Flexera Software’s latest report.
27 April 2016

PC Users Getting Better at Patching Windows

Technology Decisions
Australian PC users are becoming more diligent about patching their Windows operating systems, but usage of unpatched non-Microsoft software remains precariously high, according to Flexera Software.
25 April 2016

Software Audits: How High Tech Plays Hardball

TechWorld
'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted
25 April 2016

Software Audits: How High Tech Plays Hardball

ARN
'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted
25 April 2016

Software Audits: How High Tech Plays Hardball

Computerworld
'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted
25 April 2016

Software Audits: How High Tech Plays Hardball

Network World
'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted
25 April 2016

Software Audits: How High Tech Plays Hardball

CIO
'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted
22 April 2016

How to Thwart Software Piracy

IT Briefcase
Software piracy continues to be a growing threat to software producers’ revenue and reputation as many have unknowingly left their products exposed, including market leaders like Microsoft®. How can you thwart digital theft?
18 April 2016

New Products of the Week 4.18.16

Network World
Our roundup of intriguing new products.
15 April 2016

Managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Costs

The ITAM Review
Our friends at the big G state that spending on public cloud is growing five times faster than other IT categories.
15 April 2016

Flexera Software Introduces New Cloud Infrastructure Optimization Platform

App Developer Magazine
Flexera Software has launched FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure, a solution addressing the management of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The platform gives organizations centralized visibility into their cloud services use providing the ability to track, manage and optimize cloud services usage.
14 April 2016

Real World Problems Solved by IoT

DZone
More references to industrial than consumer - where the money is
13 April 2016

Solutions Roundup: Flexera Software Launches FlexNet Manager for Cloud, and Other News

ARN
Software Asset Management (SAM) vendor, Flexera Software, has released FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure to market. The solution is designed to give companies centralised visibility into their Cloud services use, with a focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS), to allow businesses to optimise utilisation and control costings.
13 April 2016

Flexera Software Extends the Power of Software Asset Management (SAM) with Launch of FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure

DZone
First-to-market solution provides centralized visibility into use of public cloud services and tools to eliminate waste and optimize spend
13 April 2016

Flexera Extends Software Asset Management to the Cloud

IT Pro Portal
While it’s important for companies to manage their software licensing effectively, with the shift of many systems to the cloud doing so has become more difficult.
12 April 2016

Flexera Extends Software Asset Management to the Cloud

BetaNews
While it's important for companies to manage their software licensing effectively, with the shift of many systems to the cloud doing so has become more difficult.