Absolute Software Announces General Availability of Enhanced Geolocation Capabilities


Enables businesses and educational institutions to strengthen device and data security, protect end-user privacy in work and learning environments from anywhere

VANCOUVER, British Columbia & SAN JOSE, California, September 27, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Absolute Softwareâ„¢ (NASDAQ: ABST) (TSX: ABST), a leader in next-generation Endpoint Resilience â„¢ solutions, today announced the launch of enhanced geolocation capabilities, enabling businesses and educational institutions to strengthen the protection of devices and data in today’s work and learning. anywhere, and balancing the need for increased security with end-user privacy. With users and devices more mobile and distributed than ever, these enhancements allow IT and security teams to quickly view the locations of their distributed endpoints, even when those endpoints are not GPS enabled; identify movements of potentially risky or non-compliant devices; and take swift action to ensure devices and data remain secure and comply with organizational and regulatory requirements.

As most companies consider adopting some form of remote working for the long term, it is clear and urgent to move away from perimeter-based security approaches for those that focus on Zero Trust and prioritize securing terminals and sensitive data. residing on these devices. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting Inc. found that organizations are shifting their security priorities to align with the realities of remote and hybrid work policies; more than half of those surveyed said they focus specifically on automating both the protection of sensitive or risky data (60%) and the geolocation of devices (52%) over the next year.

Likewise, the “learn from anywhere” dynamic has underscored the critical need for education for visibility and control over student and staff devices, especially when they are outside the school network. school. The conclusions of the recent publication Absolute Endpoint Risk Report 2021-2022: Education Edition show that 47% of K-12 devices in spring 2021 were located more than 25 miles from their school or district, with 21% of devices registered more than 500 miles. With funding audits on the horizon, it’s critical that education IT teams are able to track the condition and location of all devices; take action to lock, erase or recover them, if necessary; and report stolen or unreturned devices to local authorities.

“With a large number of devices likely to stay out of corporate and school networks in the long term, and the significant amount of sensitive data stored on these devices, it’s more important than ever that IT and security have the ability to find, manage and remediate devices remotely and in real time, ”said Christy Wyatt, President and CEO of Absolute. “These enhanced geolocation capabilities were developed to meet the critical need for solutions that can protect devices, data and users while ensuring that end-user privacy remains protected and a priority. “

Anchored by sound Patented persistence built into firmware® abilities Residing in over 500 million endpoints, Absolute enables customers to have an always-on connection to all devices, capable of providing continuous visibility, control and intelligence across devices, data, applications and connections network. With new and improved geolocation capabilities, Absolute customers can better manage and secure their business and school devices. Benefits and use cases include:

  • Get full visibility into distributed device fleets: Visually locate endpoints via an interactive map and satellite views to ensure organization policies are adhered to.

  • Balance end-user security and privacy: Implement absolute user permission restrictions based on location levels to provide secure visibility into device locations at the macro level without compromising end user privacy – allowing only privileged administrators to accurately locate a specific device if necessary.

  • Leverage historical information to identify risks: View historical device location records to identify suspicious movements, to aid in the recovery of a lost or stolen device, or for routine security audits.

  • Identify unauthorized device movements: Define “approved” or “unapproved” geographic areas (also known as geographic barriers) and be instantly alerted to unauthorized device movements to ensure swift action.

All of Absolute’s business customers have access to geolocation capabilities through the latest update to the company’s platform. Certain features, such as location-based rules and alerts, may only be available to customers using Absolute Control or Absolute Resilience â„¢ service levels. To learn more, visit here.

To learn more about how Absolute’s Indelible Defense Platform enables organizations to tap into the power of self-healing devices, applications and network connections, visit www.absolute.com.

About Absolute Software
Absolute Software is a leader in next-generation endpoint resiliency solutions, delivering a unique security platform that unites the power of self-healing devices, applications and network connectivity. Absolute is the only endpoint security provider integrated into over half a billion devices that offers an always-on digital connection to automatically view, manage, secure and repair every device, and provide in-depth device health insights, applications and network connections. We empower customers with the essential capabilities required in a world of zero trust, enabling them to achieve a secure employee experience, a more efficient IT department, and a more secure organization in the workplace from anywhere. For the latest information, visit www.absolute.com and follow us on LinkedIn Where Twitter.

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