Sassafras supplies an API that third party vendors use to build KeyServer support directly into their products. A vendor builds a custom license (.lic) file that includes basic details (such as the enabled count for the Policy) while the KeyServer Administrator retains the ability to work with settings such as Scope, Pools, Schedules, Custom Messages, […]
Last year Apple announced that High Siera (10.13) would be the last version of OS X to support 32 bit applications. Furthermore, starting in 2018, beta versions of the current OS (10.13.4) show a warning message when a 32 bit program launches. Sassafras has been preparing for this transition and will supply 64-bit versions of […]
In case you thought software license compliance wasn’t complex, confusing, or expensive enough already–say hello to GDPR, Europe’s well-intentioned approach to maximizing complexity, confusion, and cost in the name of personal data privacy and security. What is GDPR? GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation.” It’s a new EU law with implications that reach far beyond the […]
The January 1 image has been released, which includes version 126.96.36.199 of all K2 components. This release fixes a bug when trying to establish Trusted Service connections (188.8.131.52 components only), makes various improvements to KeyReporter, and other assorted issues. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
The December 2 image has been released, which includes version 184.108.40.206 of all K2 components. This release fixes an error when installing KeyConfigure on certain Windows computers, adds a legend to Availability Maps, and makes some improvements to the linux KeyAccess. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
The November 19 image has been released, which includes version 220.127.116.11 of all K2 components. This release improves identification of certain programs, improves integration with Active Directory for Admin Authentication, and fixes a bug where the Product Suggestions report will not run. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
On November 10, I traveled to Maidenhead, England to attend the annual ITAM Review Awards Banquet and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to a surprised colleague, David Bicket. David recently volunteered his time for 7 years to lead a distinguished group of Software Asset Management and IT Asset Management (SAM/ITAM) savants in developing a remarkable […]
What would you do if your tax preparer signed a deal with the Internal Revenue Service to “help” you comply with tax laws by forwarding them your pay stubs, bank statements, and other asset details, so that they could compare this “raw data” to your current and previous years’ tax filings, make sure there were no “compliance” issues, and […]
The October 2 image has been released, which includes version 18.104.22.168 of all K2 components. This release improves identification of certain programs, improves performance in large data sets, and fixes a rare KeyServer crash. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
As the newest member of the Sassafras team (who also happens to be brand new to the ITAM/SAM industry as well), I really didn’t know what to expect when I flew to Tampa to attend the ITAM Review Conference last week. Over the last month, I’ve read a lot about the industry, its practices, and our own software offering […]