The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Marks the First Android-based Tablet to Benefit from Computrace Persistence Technology
Vancouver, Canada: August 30, 2011 – Absolute® Software Corporation (“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, today announced the extension of the Computrace® persistence module into the firmware of the new ThinkPad Tablet from Lenovo, the fastest growing PC-maker worldwide.
“As organizations allow for new platforms and form factors to operate within their network they are faced with new security and manageability challenges,” states John Livingston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Absolute Software. “With our patented persistence technology, organizations using Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets will benefit from having a consistent connection to these devices, regardless of the user or the location.”
Absolute customers place a high degree of value in Computrace persistence technology. It provides them with a comprehensive view of all their mobile devices and allows them to take proactive and immediate action on devices that are at risk, whether they are on or off the network.
“Persistence technology built in to the devices in our deployment provides our company with the ability to accurately track our mobile assets beyond that of any other technology available,” stated Deron Means, Information Security Officer for Scantron Corporation. “Even in the event of an asset theft, Computrace persistence technology allows our company to maintain control over the unit so we can recover or delete sensitive data. Persistence technology has also proven itself incredibly valuable in deterring any potential internal theft situations.”
“All of our devices carry sensitive patient information. Computrace persistence technology from Absolute provides an additional layer of security,” said Kyle Duke, Chief Information Security Officer, HealthSpring. “Persistence is imperative as it allows us to continue to track, monitor, and manage devices to ensure all sensitive data is wiped and not disclosed.”
“We created the ThinkPad Tablet to address our customers’ needs to access data the way they want,” said Tom Butler, director, ThinkPad Marketing, Lenovo. “With Computrace persistence technology embedded in the Tablet, we’re providing customers with the latest in endpoint security and management to ensure their devices and data are protected. There are no other Android tablets on the market today that can provide this capability.”
To learn more about Absolute persistence technology for ultra-mobile devices, view the Computrace Persistence for Android video.
How Computrace Technology Works
Computrace products are powered by the Absolute Software patented Computrace persistence technology. When embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and tablets from leading computer manufacturers, Computrace can survive operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging, ensuring that the service is there when it’s needed most.* The Computrace Agent is virtually undetectable and calls home to the Absolute Monitoring Center with IT asset information including the physical location of each device. If a computer is reported stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team works on behalf of the customer to gather evidence from the computer to identify where it is and who’s using it, then they work with local police to get the computer back. Customers can also remotely delete data, freeze a device, and remotely retrieve files to secure the device (and the data it contains) – a reliable contingency when other data protection solutions fail.
*For a list of computers with firmware-embedded Computrace technology, visit www.absolute.com.