IT | Security

Absolute Adds Wi-Fi Tracking to Computrace

By: Absolute Team | 2/2/2009

Absolute Software announced today that its customers can now use Google Maps, GPS and Wi-Fi to visually track their computers!

Absolute has added Wi-Fi geolocation tracking to its Computrace line of anti-theft and management products. Customers can now use Google Maps to see where their computers are in either GPS or in Wi-Fi triangulation information sent back from the laptops. IT managers can track all their computing assets on a single worldwide map.

This new capability makes recovery efforts more successful for Absolute Software which, in turn, reduces the loss and exposure that are the result of a data breach associated with lost computers.

"When used effectively, this intuitive tool can help them mitigate losses by enabling simple and timely identification of when an asset may have moved to unauthorized locations." - John Livingston, CEO of Absolute Software

Since Wi-Fi is built into most laptop computers this becomes an efficient means of tracking computers. Computrace now uses all commercially-available tracking methodologies: IP tracing, global positioning system tracking and now Wi-Fi tracking.