Absolute Software Offers Consumers Data and Device Protection for Android Tablets and Smartphones
Available in Google Play, Consumers Now Have Access to the Advanced Data Protection Services Previously Reserved for Businesses via Absolute Data Protect
Vancouver, Canada: August 21, 2012– Absolute® Software Corporation(TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, today announced that consumers can now secure personal data on stolen or lost Android tablets and smartphones with Absolute Data Protect (ADP). Available for download at no cost in Google Play, Absolute Data Protect uses the same persistence technology and data protection that businesses use.
“Tablets and smartphones are rapidly growing in popularity not just for consumers, but for mobile device thieves as well. Until now, there have been very few options available to help the general public protect their devices and the data they contain in case of loss or theft,” said Mark Grace, Vice President of Consumer Business at Absolute Software. “Following our success in securing Android tablets, smartphones, and other mobile assets in the enterprise, offering the same data and device protection to consumers was a natural next step.”
Absolute Data Protect provides several security options including advanced lock functionality, with the ability to display a customized message to anyone in possession of the device. It allows users to remotely erase bank account or credit card statements, and other sensitive data from stolen mobile devices, greatly reducing the risk of identity theft. Absolute Data Protect can help validate the status of a device by providing current and historical location information on an internet map.
Absolute Data Protect for Android tablets and smartphones provides consumers with some of the features available in Computrace LoJack® for Laptops by Absolute Software.
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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