“Flexera Software is the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises.”Flexera
Despite the name changes, the InstallShield name is well known as a product line by developers as the leading installation solution on the market. In 2003, InstallShield released AdminStudio as a solution targeted at IT professionals and it has been evolving ever since. In 2007 the first FlexNet products were introduced with (the then Macrovision) focus on software license management solutions. Recently the company has begun offering Vulnerability Management Solutions. You’ll find a history of the products introduced here on their website.
Key things to know
Solutions for Application Producers
InstalShield, InstallAnywhere and FlexNet solutions are aimed at software developers. This is their older, time-tested market focus and is considered to be the leader in this space. The IT Pro focused solutions like AdminStudio are based on these same technologies.
Solutions for Enterprises
Software readiness and license optimization are how they term their IT Pro focused solutions (AdminStudio and FlexNet branded solutions). There are several AdminStudio branded products and solutions beyond the original focus on repackaging today.
Flexera offers consulting services (on the Enterprise side) for Application Readiness, Software Vulnerability Management and Software License Optimization products. Their focus is on the implementation and training of their products; they rely upon partners to deliver these and other services.
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