Absolute Software Announces Proactive Event-Specific Response Capabilities for Data and Device Security
Absolute Computrace Launches Event Calling – A Tailored Response to Potential Data Breaches and Security Incidents
Vancouver, Canada: July 30, 2014 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today launched Event Calling, a security feature supported by Absolute persistence technology.
Event Calling is available with Absolute Computrace® and allows customers to receive immediate alerts if an event they consider to be significant occurs. Absolute customers can design thousands of different conditions to trigger an alert, allowing them to tailor their security protocols to address the unique needs of their business. Some examples of conditions include if the device hardware or software is altered, if a device connects to a different network, changes location, or if a different user logs on to the device.
Event Calling is particularly relevant to organizations that must adhere to strict data security regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare and broader reaching regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, and others.
Organizations bound by these regulations have strict policies in place to control corporate devices and the data they contain. If an unauthorized action or status occurs – for example if a device moves outside of a geographical location – it can be a prelude to a more serious security event. Event Calling will warn IT when a notable change occurs on the endpoint using a level of priority that is set by the customer. This early warning will allow IT to take proactive security measures using Computrace to remotely track, freeze, delete data, or recover data from the device.
Computrace allows organizations to persistently track and secure all of their endpoints within a single cloud-based console. Computers, tablets and smartphones can be remotely managed and secured (on or off the network) to ensure—and most importantly prove—that endpoint IT compliance processes are properly implemented and enforced.
“Event Calling provides our customers with a policy-based approach to regulatory compliance, risk management, and enterprise security. By prioritizing the alerting capabilities of Computrace, customers can focus immediate attention on the endpoint conditions they care about most,” said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. “For example, if a healthcare organization is alerted that a hospital device has left the property, IT has the ability to respond quickly to freeze the device and ensure no patient or other sensitive information is breached. Many of our customers rely on these workflows to prove compliance with corporate and government regulations.”
The Event Calling security feature Computrace is available today for desktop and laptop computers.
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 at www.absolute.com and follow us at @absolutecorp.
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