Absolute Manage 6.0 product release also extends mobile device
management to the Android and iOS5 platforms
VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management
solutions, today announced the general availability of Absolute Manage
Absolute Manage offers the only single, unified console that natively
enables IT administrators to efficiently manage all of their Mac, PC,
Android and iOS devices by automating time-consuming IT processes such
as software distribution, patch management, and asset inventory.
Additionally, Absolute Manage helps organizations save money by
allowing them to track installed applications and licenses, redeploy
under-used licenses and hardware to maximize inventory utilization and
avoid non-compliance fines, and implement power management policies to
reduce energy consumption. For Android and iOS devices, customers can
manage apps, collect asset inventory and security data, perform
configuration management tasks, and rapidly respond to security
"Our customers are facing increasing challenges in managing and securing
the growing number of employee-owned devices making their way onto
corporate networks. With the release of Absolute Manage 6.0, our
customers can apply the highest standard of endpoint management and
security across a variety of form factors and operating systems," said
Peter Frankl, Vice President, Lifecycle Management at Absolute. "In
addition, our customers are excited about AbsoluteSafe as it is an
industry breakthrough technology delivering unparalleled control to
securely manage company data residing on iOS devices within their
"We have already begun to see a rapid increase in mobile device
management activity in our business, which we believe provides an
excellent opportunity to accelerate our business growth supporting PC's
and Mac's too," stated John Livingston, Chief Executive Officer at
Absolute. "Last fiscal year, sales of our mobile solutions nearly
doubled primarily due to this increased activity. We believe the
launching of industry first features, such as AbsoluteSafe, and
offering our customers a unified, cross-platform console will help
further accelerate our expansion into the systems lifecycle and mobile
device management markets."
The release of Absolute Manage 6.0, which uniquely embeds mobile device
management capabilities into the robustness of a systems lifecycle
management solution, includes:
AbsoluteSafe: IT administrators can securely distribute sensitive or confidential
files to iOS devices including security options to block the file from
being copied or emailed, as well as password protect files. Even the
screen capture functionality can be turned off for the tightest
document/media security available on the market today. AbsoluteSafe
provides a solution for IT that removes the need for end users to use
tools like DropBox and email to access company liable information on
their iOS tablets and smartphones, and returns control of that data to
the company - a must-have to enable organizations to embrace and fully
leverage the consumerization and BYOD movement.
Scheduled Policies: Configuration profiles and media files can be assigned time-limited
access. Now IT administrators can shut down access to corporate
networks at a pre-defined time, or limit the availability of a document
on a device for the duration of a meeting. Once the meeting time ends,
the document is automatically removed from the device.
Policy-Locked Configuration Profiles: IT administrators can create corporate smart policies to provide devices
with access to company email and networks. Absolute Manage 6.0
provides them with the capability to attach conditions to these
policies so that non-compliant devices (jailbroken, containing
blacklisted apps, etc.) will immediately lose access to company
Management for Android Devices: Along with PCs, Macs, and iOS devices, IT administrators can now manage
Android devices within their deployment, all from the same console.
Absolute Manage 6.0 is generally available as of today. More
information can be obtained by visiting www.absolute.com/absolutemanage.
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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among other things, the expected performance, functionality and
availability of our services and products, and other expectations,
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including, but not limited to, changes in technology and general market
conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you should
understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
©2011 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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