Topic: flexera

SD Times news digest: Parasoft C/C++test, Scale’s Series B funding, and Flexera’s FlexNet Code

Parasoft has announced the latest release of Parasoft C/C++test, a testing solution for C and C++ applications. This release focuses on helping developers secure their code, with full static analysis coverage of the CERT C Security Coding Standard rules and compliance reporting. This release also features support for the AUTOSAR C++14 coding standard, a new … continue reading

Flexera’s bringing software suppliers, buyers together to tackle SAM challenges

Traditional processes for buying and managing software require a customer to “prove” to a vendor what they are entitled to use in case they are audited. Often times this is dysfunctional, and leads to disagreements between the supplier and buyer as to how much software has been used, and how much is owed. There needs … continue reading

Tricentis’ exploratory testing add-on for Atlassian JIRA, Slack’s App Directory update, and IBM Watson — SD Times news digest: July 12, 2017

Tricentis announced a exploratory testing tool for Atlassian JIRA. The native add-on aims to simplify planning, documentation and reporting of exploratory testing within the JIRA environment and provides full traceability between exploratory test results and associated JIRA issues. According to Tricentis, with this new add-on, agile teams can rapidly and reliably receive and deliver feedback … continue reading

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

Flexera’s new solution embeds open-source security scanning in development build process

Flexera is reimagining its software supply chain safety by embedding open-source security directly into the software development build process. In order to keep the software supply chain secure, the company announced its new FlexNet Code Aware product, which is an automated, open-source risk assessment and package discovery solution that lets developers quickly scan products for … continue reading

Flexera: Ensure Safe, Secure Software Products

Software developers use a lot of third-party software today, much of which is open source.  As software designs continue to become more modular, the use of third-party software is increasing.  As a result, software is becoming more difficult to understand, even by the people who built it, which enables licensing and security risks to creep … continue reading

FTC’s new IoT challenge is a ‘no-win situation’

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a new competition that challenges the public to create a tool that consumers can use to protect their homes from Internet of Things devices. While contestants can use this opportunity to show off their skills, Flexera Software said this challenge is a “no-win situation,” and that it shouldn’t … continue reading

Software licensing may go pay-for-use

Software innovations are disrupting entire industries in ways that were once unimaginable. New technologies, tools, business models, and licensing models are facilitating these changes and at the same time creating a more complex playing field than software development teams have ever known. Not all organizations are prepared to deal with the changes. The shift from … continue reading

Lucidworks View released, Microsoft’s Global CSS Property Usage, and Keras 1.0—SD Times digest: April 12, 2016

Lucidworks, a search and analytics software company, today released Lucidworks View, an extension to its flagship product Fusion. It allows companies to create custom search-driven applications that use Apache Solr and Apache Spark. Companies that build a recommendation-driven e-commerce site, or a searchable customer service portal, can use Lucidworks View to give their customers access … continue reading

Industry Watch: Are you paying too much for your software?

People can find out in as little as 15 minutes if they’re paying too much for their auto insurance. There’s even a little green gecko to tell them so. Determining if you’re paying too much for software, though, might be a more complex task. Failure to understand and manage your licenses can lead to staggering … continue reading

Software licensing flexibility is key

Today’s businesses run on software, but the ways they want to license it are changing. To keep pace with end users’ expectations and to stay competitive, software companies are embracing more types of licensing models, including perpetual, subscription, pay-per-use, hybrid and others. On-premise licenses are being supplemented with or replaced by SaaS alternatives, and more … continue reading

Software licensing trends mean business

Software licensing models are continually evolving to accommodate new technologies and business models. Over the past 15 years alone, licensing terms have expanded to take into consideration the mobile population, virtualized servers, multicore processors, subscription models, and the digital delivery of products. Metered usage may represent the next wave of change as the number of … continue reading

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