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The Application Recognition Library (ARL), as used by FlexNet Manager, has been updated. The updated version for the ARL is #2450.

The Service Life Data Pack has been updated to version #299.


What's new in this release

 Changes to note:

  • 45 applications have been added with lifecycle dates.
  • In accordance with the latest Oracle announcement for Java, applications for 8.0.201 and 8.0.202 have been classified as freeware.
  • Office for mac products version hierarchy has been updated.
  • FNMS 2019 R1.6 products have been added.
  • IBM Websphere Message Broker and Integration Bus product family have been re-branded to App Connect Enterprise.  
  • Applications from below Tier3 publishers have been updated to their current acquirer.
Old publisher  Current publisher

AWIND and MirrorOp Team


Centennial Software

FrontRange Solutions

Netiq Micro Focus
Blue Pumpkin Verint Systems
CapturePerfect Canon


Count of new applications added:

Publisher Number of Applications
Canonical 104
Software in the Public Interest 79
Oracle 44
CentOS 43
IBM 36
Puppet 17
Microsoft 14
Micro Focus 10
The MathWorks 10
Adobe Systems 9
Other 176 Publishers 326
Total 692


Current Library Totals:

  • Number of applications in ARL: 287,961 across 17,435 publishers.
  • Number of evidence recognition rules: 982,324
    • Installer evidence rules: 645,991
    • File evidence rules: 334,706
    • WMI evidence rules: 1,269
    • Application suite evidence rules: 358
  • Number of commercial applications with service life dates: 32,479


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, September 02, 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, September 05, 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