Absolute Manage 6.5 also includes Integration with Samsung KNOX
VANCOUVER, July 16, 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 they are first to market with bring your own device
(BYOD) support for Mac and Windows computers. Organizations now have
the ability to secure and manage employee-owned devices beyond the
traditional form factors of smartphones and tablets - all from a single
Absolute Manage® 6.5 allows organizations to maintain control over sensitive corporate
data regardless of device ownership for the majority of form factors
and operating systems. This comprehensive approach to device management
puts control back in the hands of the organization, ensuring only
properly configured devices are permitted to access corporate networks
Although BYOD programs have been touted as important drivers for
employee productivity, they've had the opposite effect on corporate IT.
The influx of so many different devices has put IT at a disadvantage,
forcing the implementation of multiple device and OS-specific products.
As a result IT administrators are struggling with console fatigue and
significant IT resources are required to perform standard IT work
multiple times through multiple interfaces.
With Absolute Manage 6.5, BYOD capabilities have been extended,
providing IT with a single console from which they can manage a variety
of employee-owned devices including computers, tablets, and
"Absolute Manage provides us with the ability to manage all the devices
in our deployment including computers, tablets and smartphones. Now
Absolute Manage also allows us to support employee-owned computers,
securing corporate resources and optimizing employee productivity,"
said Karl Monnerais, Principal Technician at Transcontinental.
Absolute Manage 6.5 also supports Samsung KNOX Workspace, which is a new
product name for the secure container within the platform. It offers
cutting-edge core platform security that delivers a robust hardware and
software integrated security foundation for the mobile enterprise.
Along with managing all devices from a single screen, IT can now provide
remote Samsung device support at the employee's request. With Absolute
Remote for Samsung, users can permit administrators to remotely view
the service issue on the screen of a Samsung mobile device as well as
remotely implement the necessary fix to resolve the service request.
"Employee-owned devices, when supported with the appropriate security
and management infrastructure, can have a tremendously positive impact
on user productivity and satisfaction," said Geoff Haydon, CEO at
Absolute Software. "Absolute Manage 6.5 extends traditional BYOD
workflows to include all of the different devices an employee may own -
not just smartphones and tablets. Absolute customers with Android
devices will have the additional benefit of Samsung KNOX Workspace so
they can draw a clear line between corporate and personal, regardless
of who owns the device."
Absolute Manage 6.5 is available today. Visit the website for more information about Absolute Manage.
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 www.absolute.com.
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