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The Application Recognition Library (ARL), as used by FlexNet Manager, has been updated. The updated version for the ARL is #2445.

The Service Life Data Pack has been updated to version #294.


What's new in this release

 Changes to note:

  • 126 applications have been added with lifecycle dates.
  • SQL Server Data Quality Service applications have been excluded from suite applications and now preceded by SQL Server Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Developer and Standard editions of 2012, 2014 and 2017 versions respectively.
  • 24 tier 3 publisher applications have been updated to their current acquirer.
Old publisher Current publisher
TNT Express FedEx
Xtranormal Nawmal
Zwicker Systems ADOPT ID
Lincoln Biscom
McHugh Software JDA Software Group
Moeller Software Eaton
Mylex Microsemi
TRISTAR Planex Communications
Octaga visCo
OurPictures TiVo
Paxar Systems Group Avery Dennison
TradeCapture Amphora
Raindance Communications West
Raindrop Geomagic 3D Systems
Scinaptic OnePlace Solutions
ShowCase HelpSystems
PC Magazine Ziff Davis Publishing Holding
Punch! Software Encore
RWD Technologies GP Strategies
SteelEye Technology SIOS Technology
Warburg Dillon Read UBS
Marshal8e6 Trustwave Holdings
MOTEX Kyocera


Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications

Software in the Public Interest

IBM 31
Oracle 18
CentOS 16
ABB 11
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 10
Micro Focus 8
Free Software Foundation 6
Canonical 3
Other 21 Publishers 24
Total 201


Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 286,693 across 17,398 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 979,127
    • Installer evidence rules: 643,179
    • File evidence rules: 334,324
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,267
    • Application suite evidence rules: 357
  • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 32,432


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, August 12, 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, August 15, 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