Announces new features to leading cross-platform systems
lifecycle management solution Absolute Manage 5.4
VANCOUVER, April 4 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or
the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of software and
services that manage and secure computers and mobile devices to reduce
IT costs, prove regulatory compliance, respond to computer theft, and
optimize productivity, today announced the general availability of
Absolute Manage 5.4.
"The continued growth in adoption of Apple iOS4 devices is driven both
by employees wanting to use their preferred device to access the
corporate network, and IT departments sanctioning the use of non-PC
devices. The growing challenge for IT administrators is to establish
effective security and management solutions at the endpoint, while
avoiding major disruptions to established server and network
architectures," said Peter Frankl, vice president, lifecycle management
at Absolute Software. "With the release of Absolute Manage 5.4, our
customers have even more flexibility in managing their iOS4
deployments, while maintaining enterprise-caliber security, in either a
Windows or Mac network and server environment."
With the release of Absolute Manage 5.4, new features include:
App Store Volume Purchase Program (ASVPP) management - Apple's ASVPP program provides schools with special discounts and the
option to complete volume purchases of Apple iOS4 Apps using purchase
orders. With Absolute Manage 5.4, customers can automate the management
of this program, distributing purchased apps, and tracking ASVPP code
redemptions within the Absolute Manage console for accurate license
compliance and management.
Geolocation - IT Administrators can locate a lost or stolen device on an internet
map. Depending on the perceived security risk, the call frequency of
the device can be adjusted and additional security measures can be
invoked, such as device freeze or wipe.
Active Directory Integration - Organizations using Active Directory can leverage their existing
security and infrastructure to authenticate users on enrollment. Users
will be able to enter their normal Active Directory credentials to
authenticate. Additional directory information is automatically
imported from Active Directory and attached to the device record on
enrollment, enabling mobile device management policies based on
existing organizational units.
Detection/Reporting of Jail-broken Devices - IT administrators, via Absolute Apps, can detect compromised devices.
This status is provided within the device report enabling
administrators to take remedial actions to protect network security, or
ban the compromised device.
IT administrators using Absolute Manage can efficiently manage all their
assets by automating time-consuming IT processes such as software
distribution, patch management, asset inventory and imaging for both
their Macs and PCs from a single, unified console. 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. For Apple iOS4 devices specifically, Absolute
Manage allows IT administrators to manage apps, collect asset inventory
and security data, as well as conduct change and configuration
management for each device.
Absolute Manage 5.4 is generally available as of April 4, 2011. More
information can be obtained by visiting www.absolute.com/absolutemanage.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking,
managing and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's
Computrace®, Absolute Manage and LoJack® for Laptops solutions provide
theft recovery, data protection and computer lifecycle management
capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company's software
agent is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders,
including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, General Dynamics Itronix, HP,
Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic 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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statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance,
functionality and availability of our services and products, and other
expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that
are not historical fact. When used in this press release, the words
"plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current
expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, changes in technology and general market
conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you should
understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
©2011 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
responsible for any content herein. U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No.
5,764,892, No. 5,802,280, No. 5,896,497, No. 6,087,937, No. 6,244,758,
No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, No. 6,507,914, No. 7818557, No. 7818803.
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patents No. EP793823, No. GB2298302 and No. GB2338101. German patent
No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No.
JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor
disapproved of the information contained in this news release.
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