Our proud history
A history of transforming IT
Since day one, Flexera has sought to be an essential IT optimization resource, from developing one of the most widely used tools for software packaging (InstallShield) more than 30 years ago to acquiring the market leader in cloud management (RightScale) in 2018, and cloud migration planning (RISC Networks) in 2019.
Today, Flexera continues to search out new ways to expand and evolve our solutions, always seeking to help companies realize the power of IT to transform their business.
InstallShield is born. This is the first major entry by the company into the software market during the early days of what would eventually become Flexera.
FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications is launched. The FlexNet Manager solutions will become the industry standard for software management.
The company opens its first European office.
AdminStudio is developed, strengthening InstallShield’s place in the application management space with a powerful tool.
Software giant Macrovision acquires InstallShield.
Acresso Software is spun off from Macrovision as a private company. In 2009, Acresso officially changes its name to Flexera Software.
Flexera opens its first Asia-Pacific office after purchasing ManageSoft.
App Portal (now App Broker) is added to Flexera’s line of solutions. This gives the company the ability to provide enterprises with a self-service app store, changing how they deliver software to employees.
Flexera moves its headquarters to our current offices in Itasca, IL.
Flexera acquires Denmark-based Secunia, a leader in vulnerability intelligence and remediation solutions backed by a dedicated threat intelligence research team. With these powerful security capabilities, Flexera helps enterprises safeguard their software against cyberattacks.
The products that would become Software Vulnerability Manager and Software Vulnerability Research are added to Flexera’s solution portfolio. With these solutions, Flexera helps enterprises safeguard software from hackers with backing from a trusted research team.
Flexera acquires BDNA and, with it, Technopedia, the world’s largest repository of IT asset data. This forms the backbone of our IT Visibility solution, providing deep insight into IT ecosystems.
Cloud Management Platform and Optima from RightScale, along with SaaS Manager, are brought into Flexera’s portfolio of solutions. Flexera’s cloud offerings are named a leader in cloud management platforms by Gartner.
Flexera strengthens its presence in the cloud management arena by acquiring RISC Networks and adding Foundation and CloudScape to its list of integrated solutions. Now customers are supported at every step, from migration to management, in their cloud journey.
Launch of Flexera One, our unified solution that integrates all our capabilities into a single user interface.
2021 and beyond
2021 and beyond
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