Welcome to the Flexera Software news center. Here you will find the latest press releases on our company, solutions and strategically managing application usage.
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 . This risk window gives hackers plenty of opportunity to exploit vulnerabilities, and perpetrate attacks with costly consequences to businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.