Acquisition Enhances Absolute's Governance, Risk Management and
Compliance (GRC) Offering
VANCOUVER, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today announced it has acquired the assets of privately-held Palisade Systems, a data security and data loss prevention (DLP) provider.
The Palisade technology delivers enterprise data security solutions for
web monitoring and filtering, data monitoring and DLP, based on
Palisade's patented PacketSure Data Security Platform. Palisade Systems
solutions enable healthcare, corporate, government and education
organizations to monitor and secure sensitive and proprietary
intellectual property, and to prevent it from leaving company networks
and endpoints; define and enforce access to external network resources;
and enforce compliance with federal privacy and industry security
Palisade Systems products have several key competitive advantages
including easy deployment and operation, and comprehensive
multiple-purpose capabilities. Palisade Systems is positioned by
Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention.
"Our customers have been requesting that we add this type of endpoint
DLP capability to Computrace, our endpoint GRC offering. The
technologies are complementary. We can now provide our customers with
an expanded GRC offering that allows them to not only remotely invoke
security commands to prevent and mitigate data breach scenarios,
including data delete, data retrieval and device freeze, but also to
now proactively monitor and manage data at risk on the endpoint," said
John Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "We welcome the Palisade
Systems' team to the Absolute family. Their expertise will add
significant value and allow us to continue our impressive growth within
the endpoint security space with an expanded GRC solution."
"We believe that integrating the Palisade DLP solutions into a module of
Computrace will result in an unparalleled endpoint DLP offering that
complements Absolute's endpoint data security and GRC expertise," said
Guy Helmer, CTO at Palisade Systems. "Everyone at Palisade is excited
to join the Absolute team and accelerate the growth of the combined
business. As part of Absolute, while continuing to support our network
DLP customers and prospects, we will be focusing our efforts in our
first year on integration to enable Absolute customers to manage their
endpoint DLP over the cloud from the Computrace Customer Center, to
utilize persistence to ensure their endpoint policies stay in place,
and to provide a simple to use DLP solution for our customers."
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 more than 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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