Acquisition expands Absolute's Asset Management capability and enters into the IT Service Support Management market
VANCOUVER, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded, persistent endpoint security and management solutions is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the assets of privately-held LiveTime Software, a SaaS and on-premise help desk and IT Service Support Management (ITSSM) provider.
"We are pleased to complete the acquisition of LiveTime Software," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO at Absolute Software. "LiveTime solutions will strongly complement our persistent endpoint security and management solutions. By leveraging our existing sales channels and current customer base, we are well positioned to become a major player in the help desk and ITSSM market."
"We are excited to be part of the Absolute team and have a clear vision forward with the integration of Absolute's best of breed solutions," said Darren Williams, VP & GM Service Management at Absolute Software. "Under the Absolute umbrella, we can now provide customers with both cloud and on premise solutions to automate their IT service management processes, thereby lowering their operational costs and improving operating efficiencies."
As part of the launch of LiveTime Software under the Absolute umbrella, LiveTime Service Manager will become Absolute Service and LiveTime Help Desk will be renamed Absolute Help. Consistent with all of Absolute's solutions, Absolute Service and Absolute Help will be differentiated based on ease of use, rapid deployment and multiple device support to provide customers with the required functionality without the extensive professional services and development work most solutions in the market currently require. More information can be found at www.absolute.com/livetime.
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, a leader in device security and management tracking for more than 18 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools in 2012, Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage, 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. The Company's Computrace persistence technology 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.
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