Absolute Software Expands Governance and Compliance Support with New Computrace Features
Computrace 5.11 Provides End-of-Life Data Delete Certificate
Vancouver, Canada: June 5, 2012– Absolute® Software Corporation(TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded, persistent endpoint security and management solutions, announced today the release of Absolute Computrace® 5.11. With this release, Absolute customers now have more tools to securely address the critical governance and compliance requirements they are challenged by every day in implementing their data security and management strategy. Computrace 5.11 includes industry leading features such as the ability to inventory device serial numbers for greater efficiencies while performing asset administration tasks and to generate an End-of-Life Data Delete Certificate to prove compliance.
This new certificate is generated at the successful completion of an End-of-Life Data Delete command in the Absolute Customer Center console. The certificate is signed by the customer and retained as proof that no data remains on the device after it was decommissioned, providing Absolute customers with the ability to prove compliance with corporate and government regulations.
“To decommission computers today, organizations either need to manually delete the machine via a complex unautomated and non-centralized process, or they need to rely upon their recyclers to do it for them. Both processes, in addition to being cumbersome, are prone to human error. The result for organizations can be having data left on devices after recycling causing significant data security and compliance issues,” states John Livingston, Chairman and CEO at Absolute Software. “Our customers have expressed their frustration with this compliance risk. In response, we have now provided them with a cloud-based centralized and automated solution to simply and cost effectively solve this data risk for them.”
A Computrace data delete command provides IT administrators with the ability to remotely delete data from devices regardless of user or location. Data delete commands can be stealthy so unauthorized users are unaware until after deployment; perpetual so the data on a missing or stolen device can never be accessed again; granular so only specific documents and data are deleted; and enforceable to ensure IT policies are complied with when decommissioning or repurposing a computer.
“Computrace provides Crystal Vision/Das Global with priceless peace of mind,” said Roger Fultz, General Manager, Crystal Vision/Das Global. “We rely on the data delete capability to remove sensitive data if a device is at risk regardless of user or location. The new end-of-life certificate will be extremely useful to organizations that use the data delete capability to decommission or repurpose a device.”
Absolute empowers more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications, and users against theft or attack — both on and off the corporate network. With the industry’s only tamper-proof endpoint visibility and control solution, Absolute allows IT organizations to enforce asset management, security hygiene, and data compliance for today’s remote digital workforces. Absolute’s patented Persistence®technology is embedded in the firmware of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 22 other leading manufacturers’ devices for vendor-agnostic coverage, tamper-proof resilience, and ease of deployment. See how it works atwww.absolute.comand follow us at@absolutecorp.
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