Absolute Manage Self-Service Portal Saves IT Time
and Increases Employee Satisfaction
VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced the launch of a new employee self-service portal with the release of Absolute Manage 6.7.1.
The new portal provides employees with a level of control over the devices they use at work. They can use the web-based portal to view device information and perform remote actions on any of their devices that are under management including laptops, tablets, and smartphones – even if they are personally owned.
The first phase of the portal includes functionality such as resetting a device passcode, displaying a message on a missing device, locking it, and if a device has been stolen or can't be retrieved, users can wipe the device to erase all the data it contains.
"The Absolute Manage self-service portal reduces the burden on IT, freeing them from simple tasks that can be easily resolved by the end user," said Peter Frankl, VP & GM, Client Management Solutions, at Absolute Software. "By helping employees to help themselves IT can free up valuable time and redirect resources to deal with higher value IT projects."
Absolute Manage 6.7.1 also includes a new 'Attention Mode' feature, which allows IT to remotely freeze a device while simultaneously displaying a custom message. Combining this feature with Absolute Manage smart policies will allow customers to take remote security or management actions, ensuring that users comply with device usage policies.
To watch a short video featuring the new self-service portal, visit: http://www.absolute.com/en/resources/videos/ask-absolute/self-service-portal
Absolute Manage 6.7.1 is available now. This release also includes support for Apple FileVault disk encryption technology as well as support for software reporting and license management for Microsoft App-V virtualized applications. Support for new iOS device restrictions and configuration options for education standardized testing are also included in this release.
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 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions – Computrace®, Absolute Manage®, Absolute Service, and Absolute LoJack® – 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 three Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools (CMT), the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and the Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both the CMT and EMM Magic Quadrants. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, 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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SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation
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