Absolute Software Supports Apple's New Streamlined Device Enrollment Program
Absolute Manage Customers can Streamline iOS Device Enrollment and Maintain Management of Devices
VANCOUVER, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced full support for Apple's new streamlined Device Enrollment Program (ADEP), with the release of Absolute Manage® 6.4.2.
The latest release of Absolute Manage provides customers with zero-touch configuration for iOS deployments, streamlining the device setup process. Customers have the ability to include mandatory Absolute Manage enrollment, ensuring devices cannot be removed from management. Wireless supervision can be enabled to provide a higher level of oversight, providing additional features such as web-content filtering. These enhancements allow enterprise customers to significantly reduce the workload required when provisioning new iOS devices. Using Absolute Manage, customers can set up all devices consistently with minimal end-user input.
"Portland Public Schools worked closely with the development teams at Apple and Absolute Software to pilot the ADEP process. The ability to provision iPads over the air will significantly reduce the amount of time spent physically preparing iPads, allowing our school-based staff to focus on other meaningful work," said Jonathan Vail, User Experience Management Lead at Portland Public Schools. "Additionally, applying permanent management profiles will increase security and maintain desired configurations for each device."
"Working with Apple on the pilot ADEP program allowed us to integrate more automated features into Absolute Manage that will benefit all of our customers," said Errol Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "Combining ADEP with Absolute's unique smart groups and policies allows administrators to save time by automating key workflows such as application and content distribution, device restrictions or policies. With Absolute Manage and ADEP, end-users can be productive from the moment they receive their device."
Absolute Manage 6.4.2 is available today. This release also includes a new version of the Absolute Manage Windows agent, an updated Encryption Status Report, and several maintenance updates. ADEP is currently only available within the US, on devices purchased directly from Apple.
More information on Absolute Manage and ADEP is available in this short video.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
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