Computrace 5.11 Provides End-of-Life Data Delete Certificate
VANCOUVER, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX:
ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded, persistent endpoint
security and management solutions, announced today the release of
Absolute Computrace® 5.11. With this release, Absolute customers now
have more tools to securely address the critical governance and
compliance requirements they are challenged by every day in
implementing their data security and management strategy. Computrace
5.11 includes industry leading features such as the ability to
inventory device serial numbers for greater efficiencies while
performing asset administration tasks and to generate an End-of-Life
Data Delete Certificate to prove compliance.
This new certificate is generated at the successful completion of an
End-of-Life Data Delete command in the Absolute Customer Center
console. The certificate is signed by the customer and retained as
proof that no data remains on the device after it was decommissioned,
providing Absolute customers with the ability to prove compliance with
corporate and government regulations.
"To decommission computers today, organizations either need to manually
delete the machine via a complex unautomated and non-centralized
process, or they need to rely upon their recyclers to do it for them.
Both processes, in addition to being cumbersome, are prone to human
error. The result can be for organizations can be having data left on
devices after recycling causing significant data security and
compliance issues," states John Livingston, Chairman and CEO at
Absolute Software. "Our customers have expressed their frustration with
this compliance risk. In response, we have now provided them with a
cloud-based centralized and automated solution to simply and cost
effectively solve this data risk for them."
A Computrace data delete command provides IT administrators with the
ability to remotely delete data from devices regardless of user or
location. Data delete commands can be stealthy so unauthorized users
are unaware until after deployment; perpetual so the data on a missing
or stolen device can never be accessed again; granular so only specific
documents and data are deleted; and enforceable to ensure IT policies
are complied with when decommissioning or repurposing a computer.
"Computrace provides Crystal Vision/Das Global with priceless peace of
mind," said Roger Fultz, General Manager, Crystal Vision/Das Global.
"We rely on the data delete capability to remove sensitive data if a
device is at risk regardless of user or location. The new end-of-life
certificate will be extremely useful to organizations that use the data
delete capability to decommission or repurpose a device."
Computrace 5.11 is available today. For more information visit: http://www.absolute.com/en/products/endpoint-security/computrace
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. Positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of
Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools in 2012,
Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Secure
Drive, and LoJack for Laptops - 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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Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
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