Absolute Announces New Data & Device Security Solution for the Healthcare Industry

VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions, today announced the release of a new offering to specifically serve its healthcare customers. Absolute DDS (formerly Absolute Computrace®) for Healthcare includes added support that helps customers determine healthcare compliance and regulatory exposure in the event of a security incident.

Absolute DDS for Healthcare is an expanded offering of the company's core security solution, developed to fulfill the highest levels of endpoint security, forensic support, and regulatory response for healthcare companies. Absolute DDS for Healthcare entitles access to Healthcare Endpoint Investigations delivered by certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioners (HCISPP) and Certified Protection Professionals (CPP).

"The adoption of enterprise mobility has had a tremendous and positive impact on the healthcare industry," said Geoff Haydon, chief executive officer, Absolute. "With valuable input from some of our largest customers, Absolute DDS for Healthcare was developed to deliver greater support through each phase of a security incident. By identifying and containing potential security risks, as well as navigating regulatory compliance responsibilities, our healthcare customers can advance the benefits of mobility, providing improved and immediate services to their patients and the community."

This industry-specific solution provides healthcare institutions with:

  • A comprehensive onboarding program delivered by certified Absolute healthcare data security specialists
  • A designated expert from the experienced Absolute Investigations team to lead the response efforts in the event of a security incident
  • Remediation workflows where the Absolute Investigations team walk through the steps of a security incident to ensure the risk of a compromised device has been contained
  • Forensic analysis reports provided at the end of an investigation as well as an interim report, if necessary, to comply with any federal, state or local timing requirements

Absolute DDS for Healthcare relies on patented Persistence® technology by Absolute. Persistence is embedded into the core of most endpoint devices at the factory. Once activated, it delivers a reliable two-way connection to confidently manage mobility, investigate potential threats, and take action if a security incident occurs.

Absolute DDS for Healthcare is available to new and existing Absolute customers in North America today.

About Absolute

Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions. Persistence® technology from Absolute provides organizations with visibility and control over all of their devices, regardless of user or location. If an Absolute client is removed from an endpoint, it will automatically reinstall so IT can secure each device and the sensitive data it contains. No other technology can do this. Persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute, visit www.absolute.com.

©2015 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Absolute and Persistence are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. For patent information, visit www.absolute.com/patents. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation

For further information: Public Relations: Becky Obbema, Interprose, becky.obbema@interprosepr.com or 1 408 778 2024; or Toru Levinson, Absolute, tlevinson@absolute.com, or 1 604 730 9851 x208; Investor Relations: Kristen Dickson, NATIONAL Equicom, kdickson@national.ca, or 1 416 815 0700 x273

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