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27 September 2016

Flexera Software Launches App Portal 2016, Extending Software Asset Management to Improve User Experience, Save Money and Reduce Audit Risk

Universal Enterprise App Store with a Consumer-store Feel for Desktop, Mobile and Cloud Applications

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today unveiled the latest release of its universal enterprise app store for desktop, mobile and cloud applications, App Portal.  The new release further extends Software Asset Management (SAM) capabilities within the enterprise app store environment to reduce software cost and license compliance risk, and improve the employee self-service experience.  Enhanced governance now automatically checks license requirements and availability to optimize license consumption, reducing software costs and audit risk by enforcing continual compliance with licenses and corporate policies, and by controlling the distribution of approved and authorized software.

8 September 2016

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

Product with the most vulnerabilities between May and July 2016 is a niche solution in the healthcare industry

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today released a Vulnerability Update covering the Top 20 products with the most vulnerabilities inMay, June and July 2016.  According to the report, the total number of recorded vulnerabilities across these top 20 products was 2,686.

7 September 2016

FlexNet Manager Suite 2016 Extends Software Asset Management (SAM) Reach – Helping Customers Navigate Microsoft Complexity, Subscriptions and Bundled Software

Flexera Software first to tackle the most complex asset management challenges including Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions and CALs

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced a new release of FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, the industry leading Software Asset Management & License Optimization 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.

17 August 2016

Flexera Software’s App Broker 2016 for ServiceNow™ Turns Service Portal into an Enterprise App Store

Enhances ServiceNow Service Portal with automation for Software Asset Management, governance and deployment

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today launched App Broker 2016 for ServiceNow, empowering organizations using ServiceNow to provide intelligent license checking and software reclamation within that environment, and deliver automated deployment of applications directly from the ServiceNow Service Portal.

8 August 2016

Good Security News for Private U.S. PC Windows Users – Rates of Unpatched Windows Operating Systems Declining According to New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Report

But the news is not all good – the rate of unpatched non-Microsoft programs is on the rise

There’s good news for Microsoft, and for private U.S. PC users in their battle against hackers and potential exploits.  The percentage of unpatched Microsoft Windows® operating systems is on the decline as of the second quarter of 2016 – meaning those users are less exposed to exploitable software vulnerabilities via their operating systems.  But, there’s bad news too.  The percentage of private U.S. PC users with unpatched non-Microsoft programs is on the rise – so users still face considerable exposure to hacker exploits.

19 July 2016

Flexera Software Presents 2015 Partner of the Year Awards

KPMG LLP, Mindgrape, Grupo SIA and Softline Group Named Top Partners

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).

28 June 2016

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

Only Solution for Unified Application Readiness with Capabilities to Automate and Efficiently Plan, Package and Deliver Windows and Mac Software

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.  In addition, the company unveiled the latest release of Workflow Manager, a Web-based end-to-end IT process management solution that tracks service-level agreements using out-of-the-box automation for change and asset management.  Workflow Manager also standardizes, coordinates and streamlines procurement, preparation, deployment, audit and retirement processes for engineers to get ahead of backlog packaging requests, and prepare for more frequent application update and migration projects.

21 June 2016

EURO 2016 Mobile Apps May Pose More Risks to Companies beyond Employee Distraction

UEFA European Championship apps may violate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies

With EURO 2016 in full swing, soccer fans around the world are watching 24 teams play 51 games now through July 10. And millions of those fans are leveraging popular mobile apps to stream content and stay up to date - apps that could pose security risks to enterprises. 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 popular apps could violate corporate risk policies.

26 April 2016

US PC Users Making Some Progress in Patching Software Vulnerabilities, But Significant Challenges Remain

Private Microsoft ® Windows ®users patching their operating systems more diligently - but the same cannot be said of Apple ® QuickTime ® and Oracle ® Java ® users.

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises today has published Country Reports covering Q1 2016 for 14 countries. The reports, compiled by the Flexera Software's Secunia Research team, provide status on vulnerable software products on private PCs in those countries, listing the vulnerable applications and ranking them by the extent to which they expose those PCs to hackers.

12 April 2016

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

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

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises today announced the launch of FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure. The first solution from a Software Asset Management (SAM) vendor addressing the management of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), FlexNet Manager for Cloud Infrastructure gives organizations centralized visibility into their cloud services use and allows them to optimize utilization and control costs.

16 March 2016

16,081 Vulnerabilities Recorded in Close to 2,500 Applications in 2015

Flexera Software publishes annual Vulnerability Review from Secunia Research, presenting global vulnerability data for products in use in corporate environments

Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today released the Vulnerability Review 2016, the annual report from Secunia Research at Flexera Software, which presents global data on the prevalence of vulnerabilities and the availability of patches, maps the security vulnerability threat to IT infrastructures, and also explores vulnerabilities in the 50 most popular applications on private PCs.

14 March 2016

March Madness Apps May Create 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) Risk for Enterprises Devices Pose a Security Risk?

Unbeknownst to employees, the behaviors and functions of widely used March Madness sport and media apps may violate corporate BYOD risk policies

As American employees succumb to the frenzy of NCAA Basketball March Madness - the growing roster of mobile apps feeding their obsession could pose a security risk to organizations if used on employer-issued devices or employee-owned, BYOD devices capable of accessing corporate data. According to a new report from Application Readiness expert, Flexera Software, many of the apps popularly used by employees to do everything from create brackets to follow their favorite NCAA teams - could exhibit behaviors that violate corporate risk policies

9 February 2016

High-Tech Valentine: Do Dating Apps Installed on Company-Issued Mobile Devices Pose a Security Risk?

New Flexera Software report explains why some dating apps employees use on corporate and BYOD devices to find love – may be risky

As Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to cupid. So in this age of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and high-tech dating, CIO’s must consider a novel question: do the dating apps employees might be using on their corporate-issued or BYOD phones present a potential security risk to the organization? According to a new report from Application Readiness expert, Flexera Software, the functionality and behavior of many popular dating apps could violate organizations’ BYOD policies.

26 January 2016

Despite Stagnant Enterprise Software Budgets, Waste Is Running Rampant According to New Flexera Software Report

Most organizations have shelfware, most are out of compliance with their software contracts, and most are getting audited by their vendors - often resulting in six- and seven-figure "true up" fees

While enterprise software budgets will largely stay the same or shrink this year, a new Flexera Software report, The State of the (Software) Estate: Waste Is Running Rampant in Enterprises , reveals that most organizations are unnecessarily wasting significant portions of their enterprise software budget. The report elaborates, explaining that most organizations are wasting money on "shelfware" (unused or underused software), most are (simultaneously) out of compliance with their software contracts, and most are getting audited by their software vendors - frequently resulting in "true up" fees that can exceed six- and seven-figures. Among the report's findings:

19 January 2016

If You Only Install One Security Update this Month, Make Sure it's Adobe Flash ® !

A zero-day vulnerability discovered in Adobe Flash Player / AIR 20 could possibly be used to exploit end of life version 19 - found on 73 percent of all private US PCs.

Secunia Research at Flexera Software, a leading provider of software vulnerability intelligence, has published country reports covering Q4 2015 for 14 countries. The reports provide a status on vulnerable software products on private PCs in those countries, listing the vulnerable applications and ranking them by the extent to which they expose those PCs to hackers.