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Latest News on Flexera Software and Strategically Managing Application Usage

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12 July 2017

Flexera & Microsoft Join Forces to Increase Software Supply Chain Transparency & Strengthen Customer Relationships

FlexNet Manager Suite Supports New Microsoft Intelligent Asset Manager, Giving Customers Shared View of Software License Consumption

Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Microsoft, solving a major problem afflicting the software supply chain.  The companies are creating transparency and visibility into how much software has been purchased, deployed and used.

10 July 2017

Flexera CEO Jim Ryan to Discuss Software Asset Management & the Dysfunctional Software Supply Chain at Microsoft Inspire

Ryan to Discuss Flexera’s Vision of Restoring Trust and Transparency by Reimagining how Software is Bought, Sold, Managed and Secured

Flexera CEO, Jim Ryan, will be a featured speaker at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual partner event.  Ryan will discuss the dysfunctional software supply chain, and how Flexera is restoring trust and transparency by reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured.

28 June 2017

Flexera Named a Bay Area News Group 2017 Top Workplace

The company reimagining the software supply chain is recognized as a significant Silicon Valley player – measured against employee expectations from the world’s top technology companies and start-ups

Flexera, the company reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced it has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Mercury News and East Bay Times.  The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, an organizational health and workplace improvement research firm.

20 June 2017

WannaCry Exposed Gaping Risk Window between Identifying Vulnerability Risk and Fixing It

Flexera’s New Software Vulnerability Manager First to Shut Risk Window…for Good

When WannaCry hit, the world learned that for two months a patch had been available that would have prevented the problem. But its victims were those that hadn't yet deployed this patch. As many companies discovered the hard way, there is an unacceptable 'risk window' that persists between the discovery of a software vulnerability and when the patch is successfully installed. In 2016 17,147 vulnerabilities were recorded in 2,136 products from 246 vendors. 81 percent of those vulnerabilities had patches available on the same day as disclosure. But, on average, it takes companies 186 days to completely install those patches [1]. This risk window gives hackers plenty of opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities, and perpetrate attacks with costly consequences to businesses.

14 June 2017

Get Faster Software Asset Management Value and Transparent IT Costs with Flexera Partner Webinars

Flexera Software will host three Software License Optimization partner Webinars with Apptio, BMC and SoftwareONE June 20 - 21. CIOs will learn how to speed-up Software Asset Management (SAM) value, and achieve IT cost transparency in digital transformation.

30 May 2017

Better Together — “And, Flexera’s Partners of the Year Are…”

KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE Earn Top Billing

Flexera Software, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced their 2016 Partner of the Year Awards.  Honors were presented to KPMG, Softline Group and SoftwareONE during Flexera’s annual Partner Summits.  The Summits spur discussion on significant product updates and enterprise strategy.  They also recognize strategic partners that routinely go above-and-beyond to help make customers successful.

15 May 2017

Flexera Issues New Warning about Future Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry: Vulnerabilities are Increasing, and Users Aren’t Patching as Diligently

New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching them

As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.

1 May 2017

Flexera Believes Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 Adds Teeth to MEGABYTE Software Asset Management Law and Will Save U.S. Taxpayers Billions

MGT Act funds tech spending for IT cost-cutting initiatives envisioned by MEGABYTE – and will help Federal agencies slash software spend by 30% or almost $3 Billion

On April 28, 2017, Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 (the MGT Act) which provides funding for IT modernization projects aimed at efficiency and cost savings. Flexera believes the MGT Act gives teeth to other cost-cutting legislation, such as the Making Electronic Government Accountable by Yielding Tangible Efficiencies law ( MEGABYTE ), which mandates that federal agencies develop a plan to eliminate waste in Federal software spend -- but does not fund the investment necessary to accomplish its objective.

18 April 2017

Almost 50 Percent of Businesses in France Haven’t Deployed Software Asset Management Solutions, Though More than 60 Percent Routinely Undergo Compliance Audits

Companies pay millions in fines, according to IDC’s “Management of Software Assets: an Essential for Cost Control and Compliance Risk Reduction” report sponsored by Flexera Software

Flexera Software, the company that is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announces today its sponsorship of IDC's "Management of Software Assets: an Essential for Cost Control and Compliance Risk Reduction" report, published in France. According to IDC, managing software assets is increasingly important to an organization's operational model.

4 April 2017

Flexera's Enterprise Solution First to Integrate IT Asset & Security Management

Flexera Vulnerability Intelligence Manager Now Leverages FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Data, Helping Security Teams Reduce Hacker Vulnerability Exploits

Flexera Software, the company that's reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed & secured, announced today it is the first-in-industry to integrate IT Asset & Security Management for better vendor, financial & risk management - as well as operational efficiency and optimization. Bringing together Software Asset Management (SAM) and Software Vulnerability Management technology is the initial step in this process, ultimately enhancing security for enterprises worldwide. To do that, Vulnerability Intelligence Manager can now leverage the core software and hardware inventory data from FlexNet Manager Suite to highlight enterprise risks, all while improving operational efficiency.

28 March 2017

Flexera Software and FS-ISAC Jointly Deliver Software Vulnerability Intelligence to Financial, Legal Services, Utilities and Oil & Gas Industries

Over 1,700 member organizations worldwide gain timely, accurate vulnerability alerts on industry-critical applications and systems

Flexera Software, the leading provider of Software Vulnerability Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today a renewed agreement with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to offer verified software vulnerability intelligence alerts to critical sector entities worldwide.

13 March 2017

Increase in Available Security Patches + Decrease in Patch Rates = Broken Software Supply Chain

Annual Flexera Vulnerability Review Shows 81 Percent of All Vulnerabilities Had Available Patches, Yet Common Software Programs Remain Unpatched

Flexera Software, the leading provider of Software Vulnerability Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, today released Vulnerability Review 2017, 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 explores vulnerabilities in the 50 most popular applications on private PCs.

9 March 2017

Flexera Webinar Sheds Light on Preventing Software Licensing Legal Actions

SAP® UK vs. Diageo Great Britain Highlights Pressing Need for Software Asset Management and Optimization

ISSUE: The recent SAP UK vs. Diageo Great Britain court decision is yet another software licensing lawsuit between large vendors and their customers. Enterprise software licensing agreements are complex documents. Companies license software products based on many different license metrics - including a quantity of named users or devices, fixed count of processors in a server, etc. In many software licensing models, once enterprises go above the number of licensed users/devices/processors, they are out of compliance. In most cases, the use of unlicensed copies of software by customers is unintentional - due to contract, product-use rights and license model complexity.

22 February 2017

7.4 Percent of Programs on Private U.S. PCs Are End of Life and No Longer Patched, According to New Secunia Research at Flexera Software Country Report

Unpatched end-of-life programs with vulnerabilities are attack vectors hackers can exploit

The average private user in the United States has 75 programs installed on their PC, and 7.4 percent of them are End-of-Life programs that are no longer patched by the vendor.  End-of-life programs containing unpatched software vulnerabilities are popular attack vectors for hackers to exploit because they are so widespread on devices today.