Absolute Software Introduces Device Freeze Offline Policy

Absolute Computrace delivers automated security capabilities for offline devices

VANCOUVER, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced an important new security feature for Absolute Computrace® - Device Freeze Offline Policy.

This capability allows IT to set an automated freeze command for any device that remains offline for a specific period of time. The policy is engaged each time a device disconnects from the network. When this occurs, a timer will be activated in the device with a duration assigned by IT. If the timer elapses before the device makes contact with the Absolute Monitoring Center, the device will automatically freeze and IT will be alerted.

The Device Freeze Offline Policy extends the security capabilities of Computrace to devices that may be unassigned or misplaced. For example, organizations with large endpoint inventories can ensure that forgotten devices are secured even if they remain in a dormant state – allowing them to satisfy corporate and regulatory concerns relative to data security and device usage.

The Device Freeze Offline Policy is easily customizable and allows IT to define a window of time that best supports their unique security requirements. To maintain oversight, a summary reporting function is offered that can provide details regarding every endpoint that has been frozen. This allows IT administrators to investigate each device, validate status, and unlock those devices that are not at risk.

"Information security must be enforceable even when a device is not plugged in or powered up," said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. "With this policy, our customers can actively protect all of their devices – and the sensitive information they contain – regardless of internet connection, user or location."   

Availability
Device Freeze Offline Policy for Absolute Computrace is available now. Watch a short video.

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 three Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools (CMT), the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and the Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both the CMT and EMM Magic Quadrants. 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 www.absolute.com.

©2015 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. For patent information, visit www.absolute.com/patents. LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not responsible for any content herein. 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 Software, 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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