Absolute Persistence Technology Embedded in the Latest Samsung Galaxy
VANCOUVER, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today announced that Samsung has embedded Absolute persistence technology into the firmware of several more Galaxy mobile devices
including the Galaxy S5, NotePRO, and TabPRO.
In addition to KNOX, which is Samsung's end-to-end secure mobile
platform for enterprise users, Samsung also has embedded Absolute
persistence technology into select Galaxy mobile devices globally.
Following user installation and activation, Absolute Computrace® and Absolute LoJack® software agents remain persistently installed over the life of the
device, even if the device is factory reset. This provides
organizations and individuals with a trusted lifeline to their devices.
Computrace allows organizations to persistently track and secure all of
their devices, including the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones and
tablets. IT administrators can remotely invoke security commands to
protect data so they can ensure—and most importantly prove—that
endpoint IT compliance processes are properly implemented and enforced.
Customers can secure corporate data, safeguard against breaches,
monitor device status, receive alerts and respond preemptively in case
a device is deemed to be at risk.
When a protected Samsung Galaxy mobile device is stolen, the Absolute Investigations team can perform a remote investigation to determine the identity of the
current user of the device and work with law enforcement globally to
get the device back. Along with theft recovery, Absolute LoJack
customers can remotely lock, locate their device or delete sensitive
files to prevent identity theft.
"Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of select
Samsung Galaxy mobile devices to provide organizations and consumers
with a trusted lifeline to their devices in the event they are lost or
stolen," said Errol Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "With the
rise of mobile theft, and the increase in the value of corporate and
personal data, Samsung continues to be an industry leader for
implementing technology to protect their customers and their products."
"This agreement initiates a closer alignment between Absolute Software
and Samsung in addressing the growing importance of mobile device
security for enterprises and consumers around the globe," said Injong
Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile
Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung is committed
to ensuring the safety of our customers and with Absolute persistence
technology, our customers and their sensitive data will be protected."
Computrace is available for purchase on flagship Samsung Galaxy mobile
devices. For more information: www.absolute.com
Absolute LoJack is available for purchase on flagship Samsung Galaxy
mobile devices. For more information: www.absolutelojack.com
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, Absolute Secure Drive, 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, 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.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening
new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones,
tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people
across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover
more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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