Absolute Software Issued Patent for a "Persistent Servicing Agent"
New Patent Reinforces the Value of Absolute Persistence Technology and Strengthens Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Solutions Offering
Vancouver, Canada: April 11, 2013 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices announced today it has been issued patent No. 8,418,226, dated April 9, 2013, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a persistent servicing agent.
The patent covers a persistent servicing agent installed in the read-only memory (ROM) in any electronic device to enable and assure the provision of various (data and device) services, including but not limited to data deletion, firewall protection, data encryption, location tracking, message notification and updating software. The patent also incorporates the method of automatic notification that all of the data has been remotely wiped from the device, an essential data protection solution that our customers rely upon to prove compliance with data breach notification laws.
"As the inventor of remote data delete and persistence technologies, the issuance of this patent reinforces the value of Absolute's solutions as a means to help ensure the endpoint security and management best practices that our enterprise customers demand," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "As organizations grapple with the challenges of mobility, only Absolute's patented persistence technology provides enterprises with comprehensive visibility and control over their entire device population, regardless of location or device type."
This patent further enhances Absolute's Intellectual Property portfolio. Absolute now has 31 patents issued and 121 patents pending covering a broad range of endpoint (device and data) security and management technology invention and innovation including, but not limited to: tamper resistant mobile device tracking, remote data deletion, firmware and BIOS agent persistence, automatic notification and alerting system for stolen devices coming online, device theft protection and device theft recovery. For a list of Absolute's issued patents visit our Patents & Intellectual Property page.
Absolute Persistence is built into the BIOS and firmware of leading OEMs and has been shipped on more than 1 billion devices worldwide. Learn more about Absolute Persistence.
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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