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ISO/IEC 19770-3 Convened

The ISO/IEC 19770-3 Other Working Group (“OWG”) was convened on September 9, 2008. Over thirty Software Asset Management (SAM) industry participants had joined the work as of that date and more are continuing to join. The Working Group has been tasked with drafting an international data standard for software license entitlement tags. As I have […]

Development Begins for ISO/IEC 19770-3 Software Entitlement Tag Data Standard

Hanover, NH – August 25, 2008: John Tomeny of Sassafras Software Inc has been appointed as Convener of the ISO/IEC 19770-3 working group. The working group has been tasked by the joint technical committee (JTC1) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) with drafting an international data standard for […]

Sassafras K2 Supports new Adobe Licensing Options

Hanover, NH – July 2, 2007: In June 2007, Adobe Systems Incorporated reintroduced the concurrent-use licensing option for Adobe Acrobat products. Education customers can purchase concurrent licensing rights for Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard, Professional, and 3D under the CLP volume pricing program. Concurrent licensing continues to be offered for all Adobe CS3 products under the same program. Details […]

Sassafras Software Leads SAM Standards Development

Hanover, NH – May 2, 2007: Sassafras Software recently accepted a leadership role in developing an international standard for software licensing entitlements. John Tomeny* of Sassafras is leading a committee of major software developers and corporate software asset managers in the creation of an important new computing standard. The proposed SAM Software Entitlement standard will […]

K2 Version 6.1 Released

Hanover, NH – June 7, 2006: Sassafras Software, the pioneer of desktop software usage management, began shipping K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer version 6.1 today. K2 6.1 makes auditing, discovery, and management of software programs easier than ever. A new reporting architecture includes scheduling features to automatically run reports on a recurring basis, a web […]

K2 Support for Intel-based Macintosh Computers

Technical Advisory – January 4, 2006: Support details for Intel-based Macintosh computers in both the current shipping version, K2 6.0, and the upcoming K2 6.1. Version 6.0 (current): All components of 6.0 operate under Rosetta on Intel-Macs. All software audit and license management functions are fully supported. Version 6.0 supports the optional “keyed control” feature […]

Sassafras Slipstreams New Features into K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer, version 6.0

Technical Advisory – December 15, 2005. Sassafras Software announced today that it has pre-released several new features into K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer version 6.0 that were previously planned for release in version 6.1. K2 is a cross-platform IT asset management (ITAM) tool for software asset management (SAM), hardware auditing, usage tracking, and software license […]

Sassafras Simplifies Software Auditing & License Management

K2 version 6.1 simplifies software license compliance and usage tracking by automatically sorting application programs into categories.   Hanover, NH – September 14, 2005. Sassafras Software announced today that the upcoming K2 version 6.1, KeyAuditor & KeyServer, includes several new features to simplify software discovery and classification. In addition, an all-new Web Reports Server will […]

Sassafras announces K2 version 6.1, KeyAuditor & KeyServer with new IT Asset Management Reporting capabilities

Hanover, NH – January 5, 2005. Sassafras Software today announced an upcoming release for version 6.1 of their integrated IT asset management suite, K2 – KeyAuditor and KeyServer. K2 is a policy-driven software asset management tool that performs software deployment and usage audits, collects computer hardware inventory profiles, and enforces software licensing terms. Version 6.1 […]