Entitlement based Software Asset Management

Screencast: presentation by John Tomeny I was recently asked the question “What are the key components of Software Asset Management (“SAM”)?” As I considered this, I realized that I like to start such a discussion by defining the outcomes (or goals) of the SAM effort. In 2008 and again in 2011, the ISO/IEC 19770 International […]

2013-08-01 image released

Release Ribbon

The August 1 image has been released, which includes version 7.1.0.2 of all components. Changes include a KeyServer fix to record all offline usage events as intended, a fix to avoid setting Dormant computers to Dedicated, a KeyAccess fix to avoid improper denials of offline launches in certain cases, support for PRS working behind a […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.1 released

Enhances Software Identification and Hardware Discovery Hanover, NH – May 28, 2013: Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.1 introduces a new software Product Recognition Service (PRS) to accompany K2’s extensive SAM […]

2013-05-15 image released – K2 v7.1

Version 7.1 of K2 has been released in the 2013-05-15 image. Version 7.1 introduces a new software Product Recognition Service (PRS) to accompany K2’s extensive SAM and ITAM capabilities. Now software licensing administrators will automatically receive software product updates based on software discovered across their organization. For more information, read the Press Release.

Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 Licensing

K2-KeyServer continues to manage license compliance and cost reduction analysis for CS6 products, and can also be used to optimize licensing and reduce the costs of Creative Cloud products. K2 provides definitive analysis of software usage that aids in optimizing licensing contracts and reducing the cost of software for all products – whether delivered through […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.0 released

Entitlement-based Software Asset Management Hanover, NH – November 1, 2011: Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.0 adds purchase histories and product recognition to K2’s usage tracking, hardware & software auditing, and […]

Sassafras Software Integrates Software Purchase and Entitlement Tracking into K2 v7

Hanover, NH – October 18, 2010: Sassafras Software, a long time innovator in the fields of Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), is adding comprehensive software purchase tracking tools to the next major release of its award winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. With the release of K2 version 7, the […]

K2 receives 2010 CODiE Award for “Best Asset Management Solution”

K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer receives the 2010 CODiE Award for “Best Asset Management Solution” San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2010: K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer, from Sassafras Software, has been named the Best Asset Management Solution in the 2010 CODiE Awards competition. This prestigious award was presented to Sassafras Software by the Software […]

Using K2 for Software License Compliance, Security, and Cost reduction

Three critically important topics to any IT Asset Manager are software license compliance, security, and hardware/software cost reduction. Our customers have proven that K2 is extremely effective at addressing these important issues in one common, well-integrated interface. Following are some examples of their experiences. Scott Lemm, a K2 administrator formerly at University of Michigan and […]