Absolute Extends Security Reporting to Microsoft SCCM, Introduces SIEM Integration

VANCOUVER, Aug. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets and smartphones, today announced new security functionality that extends IT oversight to include the status of Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) on each device as well as the integration of Absolute alerts with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

Many organizations rely on Microsoft SCCM to manage the deployment and security of devices and applications. If Microsoft SCCM is not properly working on an endpoint, IT can no longer manage the device. Leveraging Persistence® technology by Absolute, IT can monitor devices on or off network and receive an alert if SCCM is corrupted or removed. This early notification allows administrators to take corrective action so the device can be promptly returned to management.

The new SIEM connector allows customers to consolidate security data within their SIEM environment. If an Absolute security alert is triggered, the event details will flow into the customer's chosen SIEM application where the incident can be examined in the context of the broader security landscape.

"Our customers apply a layered approach to endpoint security so they can cover as many eventualities as possible," said Christopher Bolin, chief product officer, Absolute. "They rely on Absolute to persistently monitor complementary security applications such as encryption, anti-malware, and SCCM. The integration of security incidents into their SIEM environment will provide them with additional insight to their overall security posture."

Availability

Both features are available today through the latest Customer Center 5.24 update.

About Absolute
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. 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, Motion, 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, TMX|Equicom, kdickson@tmxequicom.com or 1 416 815 0700 x273


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