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KeyServer Fundamentals: Network Organization and Hardware Management

Two sessions available: Wednesday, February 28th 10AM EST (3PM UTC)  or 7PM EST (11AM March 1st AEDT)   We’ve heard it a thousand times: “We don’t need SAM anymore because Adobe and Microsoft went to the cloud, license management is built in for this and that, and we just buy site licenses for everything now.” In other words: “We […]

Lab Computer and Software Availability Maps in K2 KeyServer

Though availability maps have been around since the 7.2 version of KeyServer, we’ve found that many K2 administrators either still aren’t aware of them, or they just aren’t sure where to start when it comes to implementing them. Therefore, we’ve put together the video above to help you get going. If you’d prefer to read through the instructions, […]

SAM and K2 KeyServer in the Age of GDPR

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 […]

Microsoft SAM: When Publishers Manage your Software Assets for You

  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 […]

CCleaning Up The Trojan Mess

I came across an article a couple of days ago that explained how hackers had managed to embed a “decapitated botnet” (trojan malware) into the installer package of the computer storage and registry utility CCleaner (version 5.33, released August 15, 2017), by Piriform Ltd., which was recently purchased by security giant Avast. As reported: Talos recently […]

Win the Software License Optimization Game with K2 KeyServer

You Can’t Win the Game if You Don’t Play Expensive science and engineering software products like Autodesk, Bentley or Vectorworks often require the use of built-in or third party tools to manage concurrent use or “floating” licenses, prevent unauthorized use, and potentially even monitor and bill for overages. As a result, many IT and software procurement professionals think their organizations […]