Micro Focus and HPE Software have joined to become one of the largest pure-play software companies in the world. Bringing together two leaders in the software industry, Micro Focus is uniquely positioned to help customers maximize existing software investments and embrace innovation in a world of hybrid IT—from mainframe to mobile to cloud.

We are a pure-play software company focused from the ground up on building, selling, and supporting software. This focus allows us to deliver on our mission to put customers at the center of innovation and deliver high-quality, enterprise-grade scalable software that our teams can be proud of. We help customers bridge the old and the new by maximizing the ROI on existing software investments and enabling innovation in the new hybrid model for enterprise IT.

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Micro Focus is headquartered in Newbury, United Kingdom. With more than 5,800 employees in R&D, the new combined company helps solve the most complex technology problems for customers through the delivery of world-class, enterprise-scale solutions in key areas including DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security and Risk Management, and Predictive Analytics.

Micro Focus at a glance


The Micro Focus Blog helps bridge the gap between long-term strategy and daily business needs by featuring the latest news, views, updates, webcasts, research, and events.


Micro Focus staff already regard this as a great place to work—a fact acknowledged by external organizations. Micro Focus was recognized by Best Companies as "One to Watch."

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Corporate Responsibility

The management team is committed to running the company according to corporate governance best practice. This commitment includes company-wide recognition of the importance of Micro Focus' corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

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Micro Focus events happen all over the world. Join us at our conferences and business shows to learn how our products solve your business challenges.

Investor Relations

Here, you will find all our latest regulatory announcements and information for shareholders.

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Micro Focus is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:MCRO) and has annual revenues of approximately US$4.4bn. Our success is driven by an experienced management team that upholds core values shared across the entire company.

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Press Room

Here, you will find all our latest press releases and related information.

Security and Trust Office

Our mission is to assure the secure development and delivery of Micro Focus software products, increase trust among our customers, and address and resolve security incidents.

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An industry giant in the making: Our history
  • 1957

    HP goes public

    HP becomes a publicly traded company.

  • 1958

    HP acquires F.L. Moseley Co.

    This company is in the printing business.

  • 1963

    HP’s first joint venture in Tokyo

    HP partners with Sony and Yokogawa Electrics in Japan.

  • 1976

    Brian Reynolds opens Micro Focus

    Paul O’Grady and Stewart Lang join him later that year.

  • 1979

    Novell is founded

    Dennis Fairclough, George Canova, Darin Field, and Jack Davis are co-founders.

  • 1980

    Serena is created

    Doug Troxel has 25 employees within 8 years.

  • 1981

    Borland is founded

    Philippe Kahn's Borland Software quickly becomes a world leader in PC compilers and development tools.

  • 1982

    Attachmate is founded

    Frank W. and Julia Pritt focus on IBM emulation software.

  • 1983

    Micro Focus listed on London Stock Exchange

    The company gains a global presence.

  • 1985

    TOWERS Software founded

    A pioneer of electronic records management software, TOWER developed TRIM and influenced the ISO 15489 standard.

  • 1989

    Mercury Interactive is founded

    Amnon Landan and Arye Finegold's software company is set to quickly become the world leader in software quality.

  • 1992

    SUSE is founded

    SUSE is the first provider of Enterprise Linux distribution.

  • 1995

    NetIQ is founded

    The company focuses on performance monitoring software.

  • 1998

    Micro Focus acquires Intersolv

    The company expands into ITIL-based IT services management software.

  • 2005

    Micro Focus returns to public trading

    The company is re-listed on the London Stock Exchange.

  • 2005

    HP acquires Peregrine Systems

    The company expands into ITIL-based IT service management software.

  • 2006

    HP acquires Mercury Interactive

    The company’s software portfolio continues to grow.

  • 2007

    Micro Focus acquires HAL Knowledge Systems and more

    The acquisition heralds continuing acquisitions.

  • 2007

    HP acquires Opsware and SPI Dynamics

    These acquisitions set an early course for leadership in IT Operations, Cloud Computing and Application Security.

  • 2008

    HP acquires TOWER Software

    Company Expands its Information Management portfolio.

  • 2009

    Micro Focus acquires Borland

    Acquisitions at this time also include Compuware's software testing business and NetManage.

  • 2009

    Authasas is created

    The company focuses on authentication solutions.

  • 2010

    HP acquires ArcSight and Fortify

    Further investments in security position HP as an emerging market leader in E2E security software.

  • 2011

    HP acquires Vertica and Autonomy

    The value of data and analytics is recognized and quickly added as a strategic asset set to benefit the larger portfolio.

  • 2011

    Novell is acquired by Attachmate Group

    The merger was complete by April of 2011.

  • 2014

    Micro Focus acquires Attachmate Group

    The company now includes Attachmate, Novell, NetIQ, and SUSE.

  • 2015

    HP acquires Voltage

    The company offers data security for enterprise, cloud, and mobile.

  • 2015

    Micro Focus acquires Authasas

    The company profile grows to include enterprise authentication solutions.

  • 2015

    HP splits into HPE and HPI

    The company sets out in a new direction to separate focus between consumer and enterprise products.

  • 2016

    Micro Focus acquires Serena

    The company focuses on application development for business.

  • 2016

    Micro Focus acquires GWAVA

    The company focuses on secure archiving and messaging for enterprise.

  • 2016

    Micro Focus agrees to a spin merge with HPE software

    The companies complement each others’ software portfolios.

  • 2017

    HPE Software merges with Micro Focus

    One of the largest pure-play software companies is created.

UK Headquarters Newbury, Berkshire
The Lawn 22-30 Old Bath Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 1QN United Kingdom
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