Absolute Software Positioned in Three Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants
VANCOUVER, June 3, 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 a positive change in position by Gartner, Inc. in the
Visionaries quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant.*
This is the third year Absolute Software has been positioned as a
Visionary in this Magic Quadrant. Absolute Software is also positioned
in the Niche quadrant of the Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Mobile
Device Management Software** and the Niche quadrant of the Magic
Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention***.
Absolute Software's client management solution, Absolute Manage®, allows customers to remotely manage all the devices in their deployment
including PC, Mac®, Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices from
within a single console. IT can replace multiple systems with a single
solution so they can easily determine the status of each device,
conduct typical IT maintenance routines, manage MDM and employee-owned
devices and take immediate action if required.
The growth of non-Windows endpoints and the lessening dependence on
Windows applications continue to be the most impactful trends in the
client management tools market. Organizations are struggling to manage
the growing variety of smartphones and tablets connecting to their
corporate networks. This includes corporate-issued devices and BYOD.*
"We are pleased to see our continued movement up in the Visionaries
quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant," said Errol
Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "We believe one of the key
strengths of Absolute Manage is the breadth of device coverage,
supporting Windows PCs, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Our
customers have told us loud and clear that they want one solution that
will support many devices."
For inclusion in the May 22, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Client Management
Tools, vendor solutions were considered based on the following
functions: software distribution, hardware and software inventory, OS
deployment, and patch management as well as other functionality often
included such as remote control, security configuration management, and
software packaging. In addition, Gartner also looked at cross-platform
and mobile support, workflow capabilities to automate client management
processes, and self-service capabilities that were generally available
as of February 19th, 2014.
To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner, Inc.'s Client
Management Tools Magic Quadrant, visit: http://www.absolute.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-cmt
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*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Kevin Knox &
Terrence Cosgrove, May 22, 2014; **Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for
Mobile Device Management Software, Phillip Redman, et al, May 23, 2013
***Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss
Prevention, Eric Ouellet, December 12, 2013
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 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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