(SANTA CLARA, Calif.--BUSINESS WIRE--Oct. 11, 2005) Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq:MVSN), today announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated has licensed Macrovision's FLEXnet™ Publisher version 11 platform to provide new licensing options serving the sophisticated requirements of its customers.
"Adobe outlined an extensive set of business and technology requirements for electronic license management, and the new FLEXnet Publisher platform proved to be the most capable product in the market," said Drew McManus, Adobe's director of anti-piracy operations. "FLEXnet Publisher enables Adobe to provide enterprise customers with a more effective means of managing their Adobe software licenses and monitoring usage throughout their organizations. Macrovision's expertise and technology address the unique requirements within our consumer, enterprise and education market segments, and will ultimately help us provide new licensing models and better answer the evolving needs of our customers."
"Adobe's prior use of FLEXnet technology and the company's licensing of our new platform reaffirms our position as an important strategic partner for large software vendors that strive to maximize revenues and maintain strong relationships with their customers," said Fred Amoroso, CEO of Macrovision. "In the two years that Adobe has utilized FLEXnet Publisher's licensing capabilities, Adobe has realized value by customizing and simplifying its software delivery for retail customers."
Macrovision's FLEXnet Publisher lets software vendors easily automate, customize and manage product pricing, licensing and protection to quickly enable new revenue opportunities. As a part of Macrovision's Software Value Management platform, FLEXnet Publisher helps software vendors and their enterprise customers maximize the value they receive from their software applications. Driven by end-user demand for more flexibility in pricing and licensing and more accurate usage monitoring, companies have the option to easily develop customized variations of software products as well as unique pricing plans to meet the precise business needs of their end-users. FLEXnet Publisher offers greater flexibility in applying these licenses across the entire product suite, which allows companies like Adobe to reach out to new markets in a more flexible and customer friendly manner.
Macrovision Corporation is the market leader in electronic licensing, installation, and digital rights management (DRM) technologies. Over 50,000 software vendors, publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use Macrovision's technologies to maximize the value of their software. Software Value Management solutions bridge the gap between pricing and packaging software on the developer side, and purchasing and managing that software on the enterprise side. Macrovision markets the FLEXnet Software Value Management platform which includes FLEXnet Publisher, the InstallShield suite of software installation tools, and the AdminStudio packaging solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Macrovision holds more than 910 software licensing, DRM and content protection patents worldwide. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision and Software Value Management solutions can be found at www.macrovision.com.