Solutions Provide Persistent Endpoint Security and Management to K12
Students and Faculty
VANCOUVER, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today announced 21 of the 25 largest school districts in the United
States use Absolute Software solutions to protect, secure, and manage
devices used by students and faculty.* Absolute Software works
collaboratively with these school districts to provide a safer
environment while managing and securing mobile devices, including
Absolute's industry-only persistent monitoring, protection,
investigation, and recovery services.
The 2013 American School and University 100 list represents the largest school systems in the United States by
enrollment in 2011-12, based on data from state education departments
and individual districts.
Absolute Software has provided educational organizations with the
ability to remotely manage and secure their IT endpoints for more than
20 years. With Absolute technology activated on mobile devices,
students and staff are able to focus on learning and rest easy knowing
their devices are remotely managed and secure. With Absolute Software,
K12 IT managers in these large districts significantly reduce their
security risk and ensure students safety, while providing a seamless
and well-managed learning experience. As a result, Absolute K12
customers benefit from lower single-vendor costs and overhead, allowing
them to devote more resources and budget to learning initiatives.
Absolute K12 customers use the following solutions:
Absolute Computrace® to centrally track, locate, and secure PC, Mac and mobile devices that
support persistence, including Samsung Android devices and Windows 8
tablets within a single cloud-based console.
Absolute Manage® to manage, configure, and deploy Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
Absolute Service for IT service management and help desk capabilities, including
integration with Computrace and Absolute Manage so that K12 IT can
perform select commands from all products within a single console.
Absolute Safe Schools is an integrated program that works in conjunction with Computrace.
Overseen by the Absolute Investigations team, Absolute Safe Schools can
help keep students, staff, and school environments safe.
Computrace Mobile Theft Management safeguards iPad and iPad mini devices from loss and theft.
Many of these solutions are supported with Absolute persistence technology, providing K12 IT departments with the means to stay connected with
each device, regardless of user or location. This consistent connection
allows school districts to remotely collect detailed data from each
device so they can prove appropriate use to satisfy federal and other
public funding entities.
"Absolute Software is a trusted partner of Lewisville Independent School
District. Absolute Software allows us to remotely manage all of our
69,000+ mobile, OS X and Windows devices with a single solution," said
Mark Bulthaup, Desktop Management Lead at Lewisville Independent School
District. "With Absolute Manage we are able to provision devices, keep
track of software licenses and easily push out software updates in
minutes, freeing up valuable IT time for other tasks."
"Faced with limited budgets and the need to support 1:1 and other
learning initiatives, we've worked hard to support our Education
customers with the technology and programs they need," said Errol
Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "But it's about more than
simply protecting devices. K12 school districts also want to provide a
safe and secure learning environment for their students and staff."
Learn how Lewisville Independent School District was able to effectively manage all their devices while realizing significant IT savings.
*2013 American School and University 100: enrollment in largest US school districts compared with the overall
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 two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the
Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for
Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors
to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers
with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices
using a single solution. 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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