Absolute Software Included in Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant
VANCOUVER, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management
solutions, announced today it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in
the Visionaries Quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic
Quadrant. According to the report, "Visionaries have vision scores
that reflect feature-complete products, and they show technology
leadership in providing some life cycle management functions users have
begun requesting, or will have an impact during the next year or two
(as discussed in the Completeness of Vision section). A Visionary will
have particular strengths in certain emerging areas (e.g., mobile
device management, Mac management, appliances, SaaS or desktop
virtualization), but may lack a fully mature life cycle management
solution, a global market presence or brand recognition."
For inclusion in the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, vendor
solutions were considered based on the following functions:
Data/Settings Migration; Inventory; OS Deployment; Patch Management;
Remote Control; Software Usage; SW Packaging & Distribution; Power
Management. Mobile Device Management was another component, along with
Application and Desktop Virtualization.
"To be positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's Client Management Tools
Magic Quadrant is an important milestone for Absolute," states John
Livingston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Absolute Software.
"We were not surprised to learn that our customers gave us top marks in
support and product quality. These are the high standards we maintain
for all of our persistent firmware-embedded endpoint security and
To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner's Client Management
Tools Magic Quadrant, visit www.absolute.com/Magic-Quadrant
About the Magic Quadrant
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About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the world leader in
firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and
ultra-portable devices. The Company's Computrace, Absolute Manage,
Absolute Secure Drive, and LoJack for Laptops solutions provide
organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance,
generate fast ROI, reduce overhead, and deliver comprehensive
visibility and control over all of their endpoints, anywhere, anytime.
The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of computers,
netbooks, and tablets 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 and http://blog.absolute.com.
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©2012 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and
Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
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EP0793823, No. GB2298302, and No. GB2338101. German patent No.
69512534. Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No. JP4067035.
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