Flexera Acquires Software Vulnerability Specialist Secunia
Secunia products help IT security and operations teams proactively identify, assess and remediate software vulnerabilities.Flexera Software, which provides software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions to application producers and enterprises, announced the acquisition of software vulnerability management solutions specialist Secunia. Secunia products help IT security and operations teams proactively identify, assess and remediate software vulnerabilities. One such product is Vulnerability Intelligence Manager, which provides IT security teams with verified, accurate and comprehensive vulnerability intelligence from Secunia Research, along with workflow management, alerts and reporting. "We see strong synergies between software vulnerability management and our existing software license optimization and application readiness solution lines," Mark Bishof, president and CEO of Flexera, told eWEEK. "All these disciplines require at their foundation an organization's ability to discover and inventory all hardware and software assets on their networks." A software license optimization solution such as Flexera's FlexNet Manager Suite will reconcile inventory data with product information, contract information and usage data to help organizations buy only the software they need and use what they have, typically saving organizations as much as 25 percent of their software spend by keeping them in continual compliance and optimizing software spend, according to Bishof.
Another of Secunia's offerings is Corporate Software Inspector, which provides IT operations teams with multiplatform assessment of software vulnerabilities and cost-effective patch creation and deployment to reduce enterprise software security risks.