READING, United Kingdom, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Absolute® (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions, today announced an expanded partnership with Getac, a leading global designer and manufacturer of rugged mobile devices.
"We are pleased to be extending our relationship with Absolute and enhancing our security offering in Europe," said Peter Molyneux, president, Getac UK. "Today's announcement underpins our commitment to delivering additional value to customers, particularly in the critical areas of durability and security."
Getac customers include armed forces, emergency services, utilities, and logistics providers across Europe. This partnership will allow them to leverage patented Persistence® technology to maintain tight control over their devices and the sensitive data they contain.
Under the agreement, Persistence technology by Absolute will be embedded in Getac's European suite of rugged mobile devices during the manufacturing process. By activating Persistence, Getac customers will benefit from a reliable two-way connect with their endpoints, regardless of user or location.
"Getac's purpose-built rugged devices are designed to get business-critical data in the hands of knowledge workers in the field, no matter where their jobs take them," said James Pattinson, vice president, EMEA, Absolute. "We are pleased that Getac has expanded its focus to protect not only physical devices, but to also help secure the sensitive data they contain. We look forward to building upon our existing relationship with Getac and expanding our European footprint."
Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group, was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac's business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac's strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://www.getac.co.uk.
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.
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