A Lease License is a metric we at Sassafras Software created. It is meant to bridge the gap between the two most common license types, Node Lock and Concurrent Licenses (described in greater depth here), taking the positive aspects of both while eliminating the negative. The idea is that when a client uses a product, […]
Historically, there have been two main types of Software License – Node Lock Licenses and Concurrent Use Licenses. These two license metrics are distinctly different from one another, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. In recent years we have started to see much more variety in how licenses are written. Some of this is […]
An IRS report titled “Desktop and Laptop Software License Management Is Not Being Adequately Performed” has been released. Network World ran an article titled Software piracy discovered at the IRS, and of course it became big news in the Software Asset Management industry. Somehow we always react with outrage every time the government makes any […]
The September 1 image has been released, which includes version 126.96.36.199 of all components. Changes include a KeyAccess change to avoid a rare crash on Mac, a Windows KeyConfigure fix to properly deputize certain MSIs, and a KeyReporter fix to display the correct columns on Mac and Linux. For full details, visit the Component History.
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 […]
The August 1 image has been released, which includes version 188.8.131.52 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 […]
The June 21 image has been released, which includes version 184.108.40.206 of KeyAccess, KeyConfigure, and KeyServer. Changes include KeyAccess handling certain KS-aware programs better, fixes for KeyConfigure crashing, and improvements to the Windows KeyServer installer. For full details, visit the Component History.
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 […]
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.
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 […]