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Acresso changes name to Flexera

Hi All,

I read a news today that Acresso changed the company name to Flexera.

Mark Bishof, President and CEO of Acresso Software, On Oct 08  informed customers that the company will change its name to Flexera Software effective October 12, 2009.

 It seems to be there is an issue with trademark in  Netherlands. Looks like another company used the same name over there. ‘

This is the second name change for the maker of the InstallShield, InstallAnywhere, AdminStudio and FLEXnet product families within 19 months. Here’s a brief history:

  • In July 2004 Macrovision Corp., makers of FLEXnet and multimedia copy protection products, acquired InstallShield Software Corp., makers of InstallShield and AdminStudio.
  • In June 2005 Macrovision also acquired InstallShield’s former competitor, Zero G Software, Inc., makers of InstallAnywhere.
  • In April 2008, Macrovision’s software business unit was sold to private equity firm Thoma Bravo under the name Acresso Software.
  • On October 13, 2009 Acresso Software is renamed to Flexera Software.
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