For the First Time Absolute Software is Included in the Magic Quadrant
for Mobile Device Management Software by Gartner, Inc.
VANCOUVER, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices,
today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche
quadrant of the Mobile Device Management Software* (MDM) Magic
Quadrant. This is the first year Absolute Software has been included in
this Magic Quadrant. Absolute Software is also positioned in the
Visionaries quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant** by
Absolute Software's MDM solution, Absolute Manage MDM, allows customers to remotely secure and manage all the mobile devices
in their deployment including Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices.
The solution provides support for mobile applications management,
security for corporate content, controlled network access, and
automated workflows for the enrollment of employee-owned devices for
organizations that support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and other
programs. Customers can manage enterprise- and employee-owned devices
on the go from any ultra-portable device, as well as from a PC or a
Mac-based console where they can also manage laptop and desktop
"We consider our positioning in the Niche quadrant by Gartner, Inc.
confirmation that our growth and innovation strategy is a success,"
said John Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "The MDM capabilities
within Absolute Manage allow our customers to manage and secure their
entire deployment of computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices from
a single console. We are proud to provide a solution that continues to
meet our customers' evolving needs and our growth in the MDM space."
For inclusion in the May 23, 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device
Management Software, vendor solutions were considered based on the
following criteria: support for enterprise-class (non-carrier),
branded, multiplatform support MDM (software or SaaS), with an emphasis
on mobility, support for three different mobile OS platforms (not
version), at least 500,000 devices licensed, five referenceable
accounts, no more than 65 percent of revenue in one main geographic
region or market, at least $8 million in MDM-specific revenue and 200
MDM customers, with one customer with 20,000 seats or more.
To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner, Inc.'s Mobile Device
Management Software Magic Quadrant, visit: www.absolute.com/gartner
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software,
Phillip Redman, et al, May 23, 2013;**Magic Quadrant for Client
Management Tools, Terrence Cosgrove, April 9, 2013.
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About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
ultra-portable devices 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 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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