Absolute Software Positioned in the Niche Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software

May 29, 2013

For the First Time Absolute Software is Included in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software by Gartner, Inc.

Vancouver, Canada: May 29, 2013Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of the Mobile Device Management Software* (MDM) Magic Quadrant. This is the first year Absolute Software has been included in this Magic Quadrant. Absolute Software is also positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant** by Gartner, Inc.

Absolute Software’s MDM solution, Absolute Manage MDM, allows customers to remotely secure and manage all the mobile devices in their deployment including Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices. The solution provides support for mobile applications management, security for corporate content, controlled network access, and automated workflows for the enrollment of employee-owned devices for organizations that support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and other programs. Customers can manage enterprise- and employee-owned devices on the go from any ultra-portable device, as well as from a PC or a Mac-based console where they can also manage laptop and desktop computers.

“We consider our positioning in the Niche quadrant by Gartner, Inc. confirmation that our growth and innovation strategy is a success,” said John Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. “The MDM capabilities within Absolute Manage allow our customers to manage and secure their entire deployment of computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices from a single console. We are proud to provide a solution that continues to meet our customers’ evolving needs and our growth in the MDM space.”

For inclusion in the May 23, 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software, vendor solutions were considered based on the following criteria: support for enterprise-class (non-carrier), branded, multiplatform support MDM (software or SaaS), with an emphasis on mobility, support for three different mobile OS platforms (not version), at least 500,000 devices licensed, five referenceable accounts, no more than 65 percent of revenue in one main geographic region or market, at least $8 million in MDM-specific revenue and 200 MDM customers, with one customer with 20,000 seats or more.

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software, Phillip Redman, et al, May 23, 2013;**Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Terrence Cosgrove, April 9, 2013.

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