Absolute Endpoint Data Discovery Confronts Insider Threats

VANCOUVER, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Absolute® (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions, today announced the release of Endpoint Data Discovery (EDD), a new feature within Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS) that allows organizations to identify and protect sensitive data stored on an endpoint.

EDD provides a unique counter to the insider threat by identifying devices and users accessing sensitive information in contravention of data access policies.

Leveraging Persistence® technology from Absolute, a reliable two-way connection is maintained with each device. If suspicious activity is detected, a customer can determine if any sensitive data is at risk and take appropriate measures to protect it.

The presence of sensitive data on an endpoint is an important factor in determining how to respond to a security incident. Additional insight is provided through detailed user and device telemetry collected by Absolute DDS. This contextual approach to data security allows the organization to respond based on the actions of the user, the behavior of the device, and the data that is at risk.

With EDD, IT oversight is extended with a persistent endpoint connection to include devices located beyond the corporate network, a key differentiator from traditional data scanning technologies which typically lack this depth of visibility.

"Endpoint Data Discovery helps our organization confirm where our most sensitive data lives and to more effectively monitor and restrict its exposure," said John Krischer, senior manager of IT Operations, Answers Corporation. "This is a powerful and intuitive tool that allows us to prioritize content types and establish user access policies to sensitive data."

EDD provides detailed reporting for regulatory compliance to prove no sensitive data was stored on a compromised device at the time of a security incident – definitive proof that no data was breached.

"Endpoint Data Discovery is one of the most notable product advances in the history of Absolute," said Eric Aarrestad, senior vice president, Product Management, Absolute. "EDD provides persistent visibility into at-risk data so organizations can verify where sensitive data resides and identify negligent and malicious insiders. We are confident in the value this feature brings to our customers as well as its significance in expanding our market differentiation."


Endpoint Data Discovery is available now with the release of Absolute DDS 6. Watch the video for more information.

About Absolute

Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions. Persistence® technology from Absolute provides organizations with visibility and control over all of their devices, regardless of user or location. If an Absolute client is removed from an endpoint, it will automatically reinstall so IT can secure each device and the sensitive data it contains. No other technology can do this. Persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute, visit www.absolute.com.

©2016 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Absolute and Persistence are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. For patent information, visit www.absolute.com/patents. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation

For further information: Public Relations: Becky Obbema, Interprose, becky.obbema@interprosepr.com or 1 408 778 2024; Toru Levinson, Absolute, tlevinson@absolute.com or 1 604 730 9851 x208; Investor Relations: Kristen Dickson, NATIONAL Equicom, kdickson@national.ca or 1 416 848 1429

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