The Absolute 2012 Endpoint Security Report Shares Data Security Trends
and Information From 12,000+ Stolen Device Investigations Around the
VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today released the second annual Absolute Endpoint Security Report.
The report is a follow-up to the 2011 Computer Theft Report, expanded to
include trends in data protection undertaken by Absolute customers in
calendar year 2012. Data protection details include data recovered and
deleted as well as the types of encryption employed.
"Data protection continues to be a priority for our customers," said
John Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "In 2012 our customers
performed over 6,440 data delete commands, an increase of 34% from
2011. This focus on data security speaks to the needs of our corporate
customers to safeguard against data breaches and to satisfy compliance
requirements by government and corporate regulatory bodies."
Additional information in the report compares statistics from device
theft in 2011 with successful theft recovery investigations that
occurred in 2012. Interesting changes include:
Device theft increased in Chicago and Washington DC, although Chicago
maintained its first place position as the #1 city for device theft
Houston, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles all saw theft rates decline
The United States continues to top the report as the country with the
highest number of reported thefts
"In 2012, the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team
investigated over 12,700 device theft reports," said Ward Clapham, Vice
President, Investigation and Recovery Services at Absolute Software.
"The mobility of the end user is a definite trend we've observed, with
many recoveries occurring in a different country - and even a different
continent - from where the device was originally stolen. This
geographical expansion allowed us to hit a team milestone in mid-2013,
with the inclusion of Kosovo for a total of 103 countries where we've
effected the successful recovery of a stolen device."
A copy of the report is available at: http://www.absolute.com/en/resources/whitepapers/endpoint-security-report-2012
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 Computrace LoJack for
Laptops - 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.
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