Absolute Computrace Launches Event Calling - A Tailored Response to
Potential Data Breaches and Security Incidents
VANCOUVER, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today launched Event Calling, a security feature supported by Absolute
Event Calling is available with Absolute Computrace® and allows customers to receive immediate alerts if an event they
consider to be significant occurs. Absolute customers can design
thousands of different conditions to trigger an alert, allowing them to
tailor their security protocols to address the unique needs of their
business. Some examples of conditions include if the device hardware or
software is altered, if a device connects to a different network,
changes location, or if a different user logs on to the device.
Event Calling is particularly relevant to organizations that must adhere
to strict data security regulations such as the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare and broader
reaching regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, the
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, and others.
Organizations bound by these regulations have strict policies in place
to control corporate devices and the data they contain. If an
unauthorized action or status occurs - for example if a device moves
outside of a geographical location - it can be a prelude to a more
serious security event. Event Calling will warn IT when a notable
change occurs on the endpoint using a level of priority that is set by
the customer. This early warning will allow IT to take proactive
security measures using Computrace to remotely track, freeze, delete
data, or recover data from the device.
Computrace allows organizations to persistently track and secure all of
their endpoints within a single cloud-based console. Computers, tablets
and smartphones can be remotely managed and secured (on or off the
network) to ensure—and most importantly prove—that endpoint IT
compliance processes are properly implemented and enforced.
"Event Calling provides our customers with a policy-based approach to
regulatory compliance, risk management, and enterprise security. By
prioritizing the alerting capabilities of Computrace, customers
can focus immediate attention on the endpoint conditions they care
about most," said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. "For example,
if a healthcare organization is alerted that a hospital device has left
the property, IT has the ability to respond quickly to freeze the
device and ensure no patient or other sensitive information is
breached. Many of our customers rely on these workflows to prove
compliance with corporate and government regulations."
The Event Calling security feature Computrace is available today for
desktop and laptop computers. Watch the Ask Absolute video for more details.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers
worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage®,
Absolute Service, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with
actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and
deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices
and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants -
the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant
for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four
vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing
customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of
devices using a single solution. Absolute 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 Software, visit
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