Flexera Completes Acquisition of BDNA

Posted by content on 19 September, 2017 | No Comments.

Flexera is extremely pleased to announce today that we’ve completed the acquisition of BDNA.  We first  announced our intent to acquire BDNA on September, 12 – and the transaction has now closed.  Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. Another game changer for Flexera, we’ve brought together two leaders with a shared vision of...Read More

The Equifax Breach and the tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

Posted by content on 17 September, 2017 | No Comments.

By Marcelo Pereira, Product Marketing Manager The tale H.C. Andersen’s tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, published in 1837, tells the story of a vain king, more concerned with his appearance and his clothes than with his kingdom and his subjects. The king is fooled by two weavers who promise him a new set of clothes,...Read More

Q&A from webinar: Patch the Right Things at the Right Time

Posted by content on 17 September, 2017 | No Comments.

  This month we had the pleasure to have Kent Agerlund join us for this webinar on the challenges of patching beyond Microsoft OSs. If you missed the presentation, you can catch up with it here. Below, the answers to the questions (unedited) raised during the live presentation: Question: What tool are you using to...Read More

Flexera to Acquire BDNA, Reimagining How Data Powers the Software Supply Chain

Posted by content on 12 September, 2017 | No Comments.

  Flexera has just announced that on September 7, we signed an agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based BDNA.  Why is this such a great fit for Flexera?  Software Asset Management, IT Service Management, IT Financial Management and Software Vulnerability Management solutions (and others) are essential tools to help companies solve business problems.  But it's...Read More

When you cannot distinguish apples from oranges. Or reimagining patch management.

Posted by content on 18 July, 2017 | No Comments.

At the time this blog is being posted, the referred post has been removed by the original publisher. The intention of this blog is not to make product comparisons, but clarify the challenges Flexera’s products for managing software vulnerabilities are helping solve. By Marcelo Pereira, Product Marketing Manager A recent social media post by a...Read More

Chasing WannaCry? What about Adylkuzz?

Posted by content on 17 May, 2017 | No Comments.

By Kasper Lindgaard Newly identified attack using EternalBlue and the DoublePulsar backdoor highlights the importance to patch vulnerable systems to stay secure. Yesterday, malware researcher Kafeine released a blog describing another attack using the Eternalblue exploit and the backdoor DoublePulsar, dubbed Adylkuzz. According to the blog the “Initial statistics suggest that this attack may be...Read More

Prevention is futile: A story that will make you WannaCry…

Posted by content on 14 May, 2017 | No Comments.

by Marcelo Pereira WannaCry is a great example how neglecting security patches can have a catastrophic impact on businesses. Last week’s big cybersecurity story, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack, makes me think of how bothered I feel when I hear the sentence “Prevention is futile”. The belief that prevention is futile encourages organizations to neglect simple,...Read More

The BIG Ransomware Attack that Could Have Been Avoided!

Posted by content on 13 May, 2017 | No Comments.

By John Emmitt Ransomware attacks are not uncommon; they are happening every day now. But, as reported in every major news outlet on the planet, including this article in Dark Reading, a new strain of ransomware called WannaCry (aka WanaCrypt and WCry) has spread through at least 74 countries. Tens of thousands of computers have...Read More

Microsoft Retires Security Bulletins as Customers scramble to revise how they research software vulnerabilities

Posted by content on 26 April, 2017 | No Comments.

Microsoft customers have reported a considerable increase in the amount of time it takes to digest software vulnerability information using the new Microsoft Security Update Guides portal (SUG).  Microsoft stopped publishing security bulletins starting with the April 2017 edition of Patch Tuesday. Security Bulletins have been around for years and administrators have built their processes...Read More

Understanding Your Role in Cybersecurity Defense and Software Vulnerability

Posted by content on 21 March, 2017 | No Comments.

Organizations are under constant attack by hackers targeting applications used by the business. The University of Maryland recently quantified the near-constant rate of attacks on computers with Internet access to every 39 seconds, and we believe that is a conservative estimate. The best defense requires a holistic approach and collaboration of different teams across the...Read More