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 […]

We moved to a new office!

We are excited to announce that Sassafras Software has moved to a new location in Hanover. We spent many years in our old office — it served us well, but we’re thrilled to be in our new space. The new office is in the same building as the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network. As a company that […]

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 […]

2017-07-10 image released

The July 10 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.1.2 of all K2 components. This release fixes rare crashes in KSdbConsist and KeyServer, improves identification of certain Windows programs, and improves some functionality for importing and duplicating Purchases. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.

2017-05-07 image released

The May 7 image has been released, which includes version 7.4.1 of all K2 components. This release contains various minor bug fixes and functionality improvements. KeyServer 7.4.1 fixes a problem where some product definitions would not be retrieved from PRS.  Also new in this release are a JDBC driver for accessing K2 data, and improvements to […]

Sassafras K2 supports ISO 19770-2 and 19770-3 standards for Software Asset Management

I think it was sometime in the spring of 2006 that a seemingly unremarkable decision happened in a committee meeting that destined a small group of us to forever change the way that Software Asset Managers do their jobs. The meeting was the development group for the ISO/IEC 19770-2 SWID (software identification) standard. It was […]