AbsoluteSafe Manages the Security Risk of the New Bring Your Own Device
Reality for Organizations
VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management
solutions, announced today it will be showcasing new functionality in
Absolute Manage 6.1 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las
Vegas, Nevada, including AbsoluteSafe, an app that provides
organizations with granular control over corporate data stored on an
Absolute Manage offers the only single, unified console that natively
enables IT administrators to efficiently manage all of their Mac, PC,
Android and iOS devices by automating time-consuming IT processes such
as software distribution, patch management, and asset inventory.
Additionally, Absolute Manage helps organizations save money by
allowing them to track installed applications and licenses, redeploy
under-used licenses and hardware to maximize inventory utilization and
avoid non-compliance fines, and implement power management policies to
reduce energy consumption. For Android and iOS devices, customers can
manage apps, collect asset inventory and security data, perform
configuration management tasks, and rapidly respond to security
incidents. It is the only solution to incorporate the robust principles
and polices of lifecycle management with mobile device management.
"We have more and more iPhones, more and more iPads and we have been
using the mobile device management capabilities of Absolute Manage. The
installation was nice and easy," says Michael Scarpelli, Technical
Support Manager at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.
"Absolute Manage is designed to be enterprise level management
software. So it handles all of our computers, all of our software
installs, and it does this quickly and with minimum effort. It helps
us save time with installations, computer management, and it saves
costs because it frees my techs from the rogue tasks that Absolute
Manage can automate, so they can focus on other more complex tasks."
AbsoluteSafe enables IT administrators to securely distribute sensitive
or confidential files to iOS devices including security options to
block the file from being copied or emailed, as well as password
protect files. Even the screen capture functionality can be turned off
for the tightest document/media security available on the market today.
AbsoluteSafe provides a solution for IT that removes the need for end
users to use tools like DropBox and email to access company liable
information on their iOS tablets and smartphones, and returns control
of that data to the company - a must-have to enable organizations to
embrace and fully leverage the consumerization and bring your own
"AbsoluteSafe allows our customers to manage and secure the growing
number of employee-owned devices that are making their way onto
corporate networks. AbsoluteSafe allows the organization to control
what corporate data is available on the device including time limited
access to data, as well as the ability to lock down all sharing
options," said Peter Frankl, Vice President, Lifecycle Management at
Absolute. "The response by our customers has been excellent. iOS
devices, including the iPad, are one of the top form factors requested
by employees. Now IT has an effective way to control the corporate
data that is stored on these devices."
According to survey results published by the Enterprise Device Alliance in November 2011, 55% of US based organizations will have deployed
iPads by the end of 2012. When asked if they will either be in full
deployment or at the pilot stage, this number jumps to 86%. Of those
surveyed, security issues remain the number one concern for
organizations. 59% are concerned about these devices being lost or
stolen, while 54% worried about securing access to company data.*
To learn more about AbsoluteSafe, visit http://www.absolute.com/absolutesafe or visit Absolute Software at CES 2012 at Booth #3801 (Toscana) 3rd Floor at the Venetian hotel.
* EDA Mobile Survey Summary, November 2011
Absolute Manage 6.1 is generally available as of today. More
information can be obtained by visiting www.absolute.com/absolutemanage.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the world leader in
firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and
ultra-portable devices. The Company's Absolute Computrace, Absolute
Manage, Absolute Secure Drive, and LoJack for Laptops solutions provide
organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance,
generate fast ROI, reduce overhead, and deliver comprehensive
visibility and control over all of their endpoints, anywhere, anytime.
The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of computers,
netbooks, and tablets 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 and http://blog.absolute.com.
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understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
©2012 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and
Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
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JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor
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