Next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation company, Flexera Software, has acquired software vulnerability management firm, Secunia.
With this acquisition, Flexera Software will be able to offer its more than 80,000 customers worldwide the ability to discover, rationalise and normalise data tied to the identification of software, hardware, firmware and now security vulnerabilities across the network — putting management and risk mitigation back into the customers hands.
Additionally, this acquisition will transform software asset management practices by bringing together software license optimisation with cyber security.
Flexera Software CEO, Mark Bishof, said as cyber security threats continue to grow, companies will not only proactively manage these threats but will also integrate software vulnerability management into core software asset management processes.
“Secunia’s products deliver the software vulnerability management capabilities enterprises urgently need today while complementing our existing market-leading solutions for software license optimisation and application readiness,” he said.
Bishof claimed IT leaders are currently juggling IT asset management and security initiatives — both massive efforts, and usually undertaken by separate teams using separate technologies. He said security professionals need the critical software and hardware asset data generated by software asset management teams, which is foundational data for cyber security.
“Organisations are only now beginning to link the two, and this acquisition is the first of its type that will bring these two disciplines together, creating massive efficiencies, cost reductions while reducing security risk resulting from disparate, siloed teams doing often overlapping work.”
Secunia CEO, Peter Colsted, claimed being a part of Flexera Software represents the next stage of growth for Secunia’s employees, customers and partners.
“The synergies from this acquisition will enable enterprises to more proactively address cybersecurity threats as a core part of their processes for managing application usage. Organisations will be able to leverage asset management insights combined with vulnerability data to rapidly address the most relevant cybersecurity threats,” Colsted added.