Addresses critical enterprise demands for efficient application packaging through standardized workflow, automation, and enhanced security
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SoftSummit 2005)-October 10, 2005-Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) today announced the release of FLEXnet AdminStudio 7, providing enterprises with a solution for efficiently managing the entire application packaging process. As corporations continue to invest in more productive operating systems, applications and powerful software deployment systems, the need and resulting benefits of efficient application preparation increases dramatically. FLEXnet AdminStudio 7 meets enterprise demands with enhanced packaging functionality combined with streamlined workflow management to reduce application packaging costs by 33% (Source: 2004 IDC report #4169), accelerate time to deployment and increase overall IT productivity.
"Preparing applications for deployment across our enterprise is a critical and complex process that involves many of our IT people and directly impacts everyone in our organization," said Ash Mughal, principal applications certification lead, American Airlines. "FLEXnet AdminStudio enables us to efficiently manage the total application packaging process and automate the workflow issues that surround it. We have been able to realize significant cost and time savings using the FLEXnet AdminStudio product suite."
FLEXnet AdminStudio manages the full application preparation process across the enterprise for applications supplied by third-party vendors as well as those developed internally, eliminating the complexities of packaging applications for deployment. FLEXnet AdminStudio delivers required enterprise-class capabilities such as customizable workflows, LDAP security, centralized reporting and an integrated, single-source file repository.
"Application management is very costly and yet most enterprises rely on manual processes for handling many of the key tasks involved in packaging and preparing software applications for deployment," stated Macrovision CEO Fred Amoroso. "Through the integration of advanced packaging functionality and process management capabilities, the FLEXnet AdminStudio product family enables enterprises to achieve application quality and reliability while increasing the productivity of the overall IT organization."
New features and benefits in FLEXnet AdminStudio 7:
- Integrated patch impact analysis complements advanced repackaging, customization, conflict resolution and testing capabilities for high quality MSI packages.
- Advanced workflow capabilities capture best practices and unique business processes, allowing complex application projects to move efficiently and increase productivity of IT departments.Automation capabilities speed the packaging process by enabling multiple tasks to be scheduled and run automatically, including importing packages into the Application Catalog, testing for conflicts, and conflict resolution.
- Centralized resource management: Single, centralized source for all application files and metadata eliminates duplication of tasks, improves resource allocation and overall security management, while advanced reporting capabilities enable management to review progress and quickly resolve issues.
- LDAP authentication support enables seamless integration into existing security infrastructure and simplifies ongoing AdminStudio account management.
The latest release of AdminStudio features tight integration with leading deployment solutions and includes an exclusive integrated Web Console for Microsoft SMS 2003. Additionally, NovellÂ® ZENworks includes a custom edition of AdminStudio in the new ZENworks 6.5, and LANDesk, an AdminStudio reseller, has named AdminStudio its preferred packaging solution-further validating AdminStudio's place as the leader in pre-deployment application preparation.
FLEXnet AdminStudio is a core component of Macrovision's FLEXnetÂ™ line of Software Value Management solutions, which include software installation, updating, packaging, licensing, entitlement management, end-user management and usage optimization.
Pricing and Availability
FLEXnet AdminStudio 7 is available immediately from Macrovision and a network of authorized resellers and distributors worldwide. Additional information on the complete FLEXnet AdminStudio product line, as well as training classes and professional services is available from www.macrovision.com or by calling 800-809-5659.
Macrovision Corporation is the market leader in electronic licensing, installation, and digital rights management (DRM) technologies. Over 50,000 software vendors, publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use Macrovision's technologies to maximize the value of their software. Software Value Management solutions bridge the gap between pricing and packaging software on the developer side, and purchasing and managing that software on the enterprise side. Macrovision markets the FLEXnet Software Value Management platform which includes FLEXnet Publisher, the InstallShield suite of software installation tools, and the AdminStudio packaging solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Macrovision holds more than 910 software licensing, DRM and content protection patents worldwide. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision and Software Value Management solutions can be found at www.macrovision.com.
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This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Macrovision's actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Macrovision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2005, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). Macrovision assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.