IT | Security

Secure At-Risk Devices using the Absolute Control Mobile App

By: Neeraj Annachhatre | 10/22/2020 | 2 min read

In today’s post-pandemic era of remote work, IT and Security teams are having to manage and secure digital environments with an increased number of devices that reside off the corporate network. This lack of control results in endpoints either going dark or not having appropriate security measures in place, making it easier for cybercriminals to gain privileged access to the corporate network to initiate large-scale cyberattacks. Both are nightmare scenarios for IT professionals.

The dispersing of devices adds an extra layer of complexity to an already tedious job of maintaining device visibility and ensuring encryption and anti-malware remain in place to protect against such threats.

In an environment where device risk can change at any moment, time is of the essence. Endpoints having a treasure trove of sensitive personal or corporate data and not having the critical controls in place can often go missing. Being able to quickly identify and respond to suspicious situations is often paramount in stopping potentially harmful events from coming into fruition. IT and Security teams require the means to regularly monitor the security posture of their devices and take swift remedial action whenever necessary regardless of whether they are at their desk or are on the go.

The newly released Absolute Control® mobile app provides administrators the convenience and peace of mind of knowing that they can now monitor the state of their devices and quickly respond whenever a device goes missing at any time. The app allows for easy access to locate lost or stolen devices, check the health of critical endpoint security agents, and take swift action to lock a device if it is determined to be at risk, all through a few swipes on your smartphone.

Key capabilities of the Absolute Control mobile app include:

  • The ability to identify and lock potentially compromised devices to help ensure sensitive organizational or personal data does not end up in the wrong hands.
  • The ability to easily view the status of endpoint security controls to confirm they are installed, healthy, and working effectively.
  • The ability to quickly restore user access once it is determined that a device is no longer at risk of compromise.

The user-friendly app extends the power of the Absolute platform to mobile devices, underscoring the point that peace of mind doesn’t have to a back seat to real time accountability and powerful remote device management.

To learn more about the Absolute Control mobile app, visit here. The app can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices through the Apple App and Google Play stores respectively.