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The Application Recognition Library (ARL), as used by FlexNet Manager, has been updated. The updated version for the ARL is #2439.

The Service Life Data Pack has been updated to version #288.


What's new in this release

 Changes to note:

  • 197 commercial applications have been added with lifecycle dates.
  • This ARL release has four suite applications for Oracle Java Platform Standard for versions 8.0.201, 8.0.202, 8.0.211 and 8.0.212, with corresponding versions of Java Development Kit Standard Edition and Java Runtime Environment as applications evidences. This activity also involved updating 300  plus installer evidence.
  • Four products have been updated according to its rebranding -
    • IBM Lotus Notes to IBM Notes
    • IBM Lotus Notes Client to IBM Notes Client
    • IBM Cognos Express Reporter to IBM Planning Analytics Express Reporter
    • Citrix Systems Receiver to Workspace App
  • A tier 3 publisher applications have been updated to their current acquirer.
    • AppSense to Ivanti

Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications


Quest Software 18
Thermo Fisher Scientific 17
Alteryx 16
Causeway Technologies 15
Joyent 14
IBM 13
Bentley Systems 12
Other 26 Publishers 64
Total 231


Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 285,089 across 17,395 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 974,434
    • Installer evidence rules: 638,691
    • File evidence rules: 334,120
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,266
    • Application suite evidence rules: 357
  • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 32,057


Details of changes in the ARL

You can inspect changes made in this ARL release as per the following links:


Updating library data

FlexNet Manager Cloud: These updates are expected to be installed prior to Monday, July 15, 2019.

FlexNet Manager On-premises: This library release will be applied to your FlexNet Manager according to schedule settings and processes configured for your instance. If your environment requires to you manually download and update library data, see the following article for guidance: Downloading the FlexNet Manager Suite Content libraries manually.

You can inspect the versions of currently installed libraries using the system Menu > System Health > System Health Dashboard menu option in FlexNet Manager.

Upcoming ARL and Service Life Data Pack updates: We nominally expect the next ARL and Service Life Data Pack updates to be published on or around Thursday, July 18, 2019.


Reporting issues with ARL and SLDP updates

Should you have any issues related to FlexNet Manager library data, please submit a case by logging in to the Flexera Community and then select the Get Support > Open new case menu option.

We are interested in feedback on these announcements. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements, please comment below.

We trust that you will find this update helpful and look forward to continually improving your application recognition results.


Flexera Content Team