The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The Flexera Software digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by Flexera Software and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
Flexera Software is a software publisher formerly known as Acresso Software. Among their products are the FlexNet Publisher license manager and the InstallAnywhere and InstallShield installation packagers. The company used to be the Rovi Corporation's software division (at the time it was still named Macrovision). www.flexerasoftware.com
About (from Flexera Software at www.flexerasoftware.com)
“Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management. Flexera Software helps application producers and their customers strategically manage application usage to achieve continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value. The producer and consumer communities have moved beyond just tactical tools for application administration to now seek strategic solutions for Application Usage Management.
For over 20 years companies have turned to us for products to help manage applications. Our comprehensive suite of Application Usage Management solutions—from installation and licensing, entitlement management and delivery to application readiness and software license optimization— meet the needs of application producers and their customers and deliver continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value. Most importantly, our solutions come from a vendor trusted by both producers and their customers and are on over 500 million computers throughout the world.
As the pioneer and industry leader of strategic Application Usage Management solutions, Flexera Software has grown to become a large and successful company—a solidly profitable, top 200 software company with over 80,000 customers and market leadership in installation, licensing, entitlement & compliance management, application readiness and software license optimization.”