Absolute today launched its Chromebook extension to the Absolute Mobile Theft Management (MTM) solution for Education customers. Absolute Mobile Theft Management (MTM) combines effective security technology and on-site student safety programs so you can track, locate, and recover your endpoints while ensuring the safety of your students. Paired with Absolute DDS (for Windows, Apple and Android) and you can effectively protect all of your devices in a single cloud-based console.
The new Chromebook MTM extension provides greater depth of reporting for hardware, software, and geolocation information within the Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS) console. In the U.S., Chromebooks are rapidly becoming the favored device in the K-12 school system, with an affordable price point and built-in access to apps and educational content. Our new Chromebook MTM extension provides a valuable level of oversight over Chromebook devices within Education organizations.
“Absolute has worked closely with Education organizations for more than 20 years, supporting the rapid adoption of technology in the classroom,” said Eric Aarrestad, senior vice president, Product Management, Absolute. “Our Chromebook MTM extension allows our Education customers to maintain a reliable connection across all of the devices in their deployment so they can safeguard students as well as their technology investment.”
School Districts across the U.S. rely on Absolute to provide effective student and endpoint protection based on a combination of technology and on-site programs, allowing them to effectively monitor, locate, and recover devices while ensuring the safety of their students.
Absolute MTM includes access to the Absolute Safe Schools program. Led by the Absolute Investigations team, the program helps educate users about device safety, provides awareness on-campus and within the community, and teaches students and staff how to avoid scenarios where they may be at risk. We also provide a lost-and-found service and theft recovery investigations, with our team working closely with local law enforcement to assist in the recovery of the device.