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Flexera One IT Asset Management October 2023 update includes the following new features and updates. 

Note: For detailed information on these new features and updates, see the What's New in Flexera One / October 2023.

New Features

New SAM Publisher Hub

The SAM Publisher Hub gives you a visual summary of how application publishers are being managed in your organization by consolidating publisher-centric data into one page in the form of various widgets, pie chart and trend diagrams.

New Intelligent License Allocation and Exemption

The Intelligent License Exemption and Allocation feature automates the process of allocating or exempting users and devices to licenses as defined by a report. This allows SAM managers to better influence the scope of license coverage in a more automated way and minimizes the time needed to manually allocate or exempt users and devices to licenses.

New IBM Products Non-Production Installation Visibility and Licensing for IBM Cloud Pak Licenses

IT Asset Management can now automatically detect IBM products/Cloud Paks that are installed in non-production environments. This feature ensures complete visibility and accurate licensing for both non-production and production installations of IBM products/Cloud Paks.

New FlexNet Beacon supports proxy authentication for secure internet connection via proxy server

As of a recent update, the FlexNet Beacon now offers support for proxy configuration with both anonymous authentication and user authentication. This means that users no longer need to manually edit the Windows Registry in order to set up proxy connections, as they can now easily configure these connections using either authentication method directly within the FlexNet Beacon UI.

Changes from Previous Releases

Changes to Supported Compatibility with Other Products

The following operating system versions have been added to the list of supported operating systems on FlexNet inventory agent:

  • Photon OS 5.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.8 and 9.2 (x86 64-bit only)
  • Fedora Linux 38 (x86 64-bit only)
  • Debian Linux 12.0 (x86 64-bit only)
  • Ubuntu 23.04 (x86 64-bit only)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.5 (x86 64-bit only)
  • macOS 14

The following product versions have been added to the compatibility list of IT Asset Management with other products:

  • IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) or HCL BigFix Inventory on IBM DB2 9.2.32
  • Tanium Asset 1.26.183

We love to hear about your experiences, so let us know how things go with these updates by posting a comment here or in the FlexNet Manager Forum. Of course, the friendly Flexera Support team is also always standing by to take your call.

Thanks for being a partner of Flexera on this journey.