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Flexera Software Launches Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016

Enhanced product extends businesses’ ability to manage and control software vulnerability threats comprehensively across their entire application estates

Itasca, IL & Copenhagen, Denmark - Nov 10, 2015 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016, the latest version of its Software Vulnerability Management product. The new release enhances businesses' ability to manage and control software vulnerability threats comprehensively across their entire application estates.

"We're very happy to successfully launch this new version of Vulnerability Intelligence Manager - formerly a Secunia product - under the Flexera Software brand. The quality of the vulnerability intelligence delivered by Secunia Research is the backbone of the product, and this release demonstrates Flexera Software's commitment to invest, innovate and deliver the market-leading vulnerability intelligence solutions enterprises have come to expect and demand," said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management for Software Vulnerability Management at Flexera Software.

New capabilities in Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016 include information on alleged vulnerabilities that did not pass the validation criteria by Secunia Research and are therefore not categorized as having a security impact. This benefits customers who need to document decisions to not act on possible vulnerabilities for compliance or auditing purposes. Another new feature enables importing software inventories from Microsoft System Center 2012 to correlate vulnerability intelligence with asset lists, thereby reducing time required to mitigate threat and exposure to incidents and breaches.

Verified Intelligence for All Systems and Applications

Covering more than 50,000 software systems and applications, Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016 provides the most comprehensive intelligence about software vulnerabilities available to organizations, ensuring that all security threats can be dealt with before the IT infrastructure is compromised by cybercriminals. Through verified vulnerability intelligence covering all applications and systems across all platforms, it effectively reduces the attack surface for cybercriminals, drives prioritization by handling intelligence, workflows, tickets and alerts, and documents the steps to mitigate the risk of costly breaches.

"In the past years, cybercrime against corporations, organizations and government institutions has become a recognized security threat, and the importance of managing software vulnerabilities is an aspect of security that is receiving acute attention in organizations around the world. Software vulnerabilities are by far the most common entry point for cyber attackers to gain access to the IT infrastructure of any organization," said Santeri Kangas, Vice President and Chief Architect of Enterprise Products at Flexera Software. "Consequently, it is necessary to receive vulnerability intelligence for all the products that make up the organization's software infrastructure, in order for security professionals to assess, prioritize and mitigate the risk to the business. Vulnerability Intelligence Manager 2016 is the only product that can deliver verified vulnerability intelligence for all systems and applications in the environment, thereby effectively reducing the attack surface for cybercriminals."

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Secunia Research at Flexera Software

In September 2015, Flexera Software acquired Secunia, adding Secunia's Software Vulnerability Management solutions to complement Flexera Software's Software License Optimization and Application Readiness solutions. Under Flexera Software, Secunia Research continues to perform vulnerability verification, issue Secunia Advisories and publish data on the global vulnerability landscape.

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Flexera
John Lipsey
(224) 465-9139
jlipsey@flexera.com

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