IT | Security

What Is Persistence Technology?

By: Absolute Editorial Team | 4/3/2013

Absolute is known as the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones - but what does this persistence actually mean? Persistence technology by Absolute gives IT administrators the ability to stay connected to all the devices in their deployment, regardless of device location or user, ensuring device compliance and data control is maintained.

Before a device is shipped, manufacturers incorporate the persistence module directly into the firmware of many devices (desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones). When the IT administrator installs the software agent, the software is turned on. The purpose of the persistence module is add an extra layer of security and support against tampering; if the agent is removed (accidentally or on purpose), it will re-install itself. Persistence technology means that our agent will rebuild itself if the firmware is flashed, device re-imaged, hard drive replaced or device wiped… giving you the data and device security you need.

Persistence for Absolute DDS

Many organizations purchase and activate persistence using Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS), a cloud-based service to access their account, monitor the state of each device, and invoke security commands if a device is in trouble. Clients can also define conditions they want to flag and receive alerts if they occur, features which has helped clients dodge countless data breaches and non-compliant situations. Absolute DDS persistence works even if a device is missing or stolen.

From a governance, risk management, and compliance perspective – Persistence technology can mitigate most risk scenarios relative to the endpoint. This has been especially helpful in the last ten years when the focus has become more about the data and less about the device.

Read more about Persistence technology in our whitepaper or in our demo.