Schaumburg, IL - Jan 17, 2011 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and their customers, today announced the general availability of FlexNet Manager for Symantec. Built upon the FlexNet Manager Platform, FlexNet Manager for Symantec is a new Software License Optimization product that enables enterprises to identify Symantec software installations, reconcile purchases with installations, and optimize license consumption. This end-to-end license management reduces ongoing license and maintenance costs while ensuring compliance. Also announced today is an upgrade to the FlexNet Manager Platform, which delivers scalable software and hardware asset management across more than 11,000 publishers and 100,000 applications, and insight into installed software, application usage, and purchase versus installed license reconciliation.
FlexNet Manager for Symantec
"License optimization requires more than indentifying software installations and comparing them to purchase quantities; license consumption must be minimized by applying each application's product use rights," said Alan Swahn, vice president of product management at Flexera Software. "Our automated solution relies on intellectual property libraries for application recognition, matching purchases to installations, and applying product use rights. These libraries provide the accuracy and completeness necessary for an audit and to optimize software spend." FlexNet Manager for Symantec includes:
FlexNet Manager for Symantec is part of the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, which includes:
"While many companies have made investments in IT asset management to help keep an inventory of their software estates, additional benefit can be recognized when these companies focus on optimizing their license assets to stay in compliance and pay only for what they need," said Amy Konary, Director of Software Pricing and Licensing Research at IDC. "Software License Optimization tools like FlexNet Manager for Symantec and the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises can help companies achieve that next level of value by automating some of the most complex software license management processes."
FlexNet Manager Platform
FlexNet Manager Platform includes a variety of significant enhancements, including:
"All asset management platforms are not created equal," explained Swahn. "Many are good in one discipline, but none have the out-of-the-box depth of FlexNet Manager Platform for managing physical and virtualized assets, including contract management, and tracking application usage to identify shelfware."
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