IT | Security

Absolute Manage Releases New Features

By: Absolute Team | 4/14/2011

Absolute Manage is now available in version 5.4, introducing a whole new set of features. We're quite excited to be able to offer IT departments additional ways to manage their data devices, in particular their iOS4 devices, while maintaining high standards of enterprise security.

One of the new features is the ability to detect jailbroken devices. Jailbroken devices open up devices for additional malware risks, so the detection of jailbroken phones is important to enterprise security.

New features in Absolute Manage 5.4 include:

  • App Store Volume Purchase Program (ASVPP) management - Apple's ASVPP program provides schools with special discounts and the option to complete volume purchases of Apple iOS4 Apps using purchase orders. Customers can automate the management of this program, distributing purchased apps, and tracking ASVPP code redemptions within the Absolute Manage console for accurate license compliance and management.
  • Geolocation - IT Administrators can locate a lost or stolen device on a Google map. Depending on the perceived security risk, the call frequency of the device can be adjusted and additional security measures can be invoked, such as device freeze or wipe.
  • Active Directory Integration - Organizations using Active Directory can leverage their existing security and infrastructure to authenticate users on enrolment. Users will be able to enter their normal Active Directory credentials to authenticate. Additional directory information is automatically imported from Active Directory and attached to the device record on enrolment, enabling mobile device management policies based on existing organizational units.
  • Detection/Reporting of Jail-broken Devices - IT administrators can detect compromised devices enabling administrators to take remedial actions to protect network security or ban the compromised device.

Learn more about Absolute Manage here.