Absolute Software Offers Endpoint Security for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3

July 02, 2014

Patented Absolute Persistence Technology Embedded in Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Available Through Authorized Surface Resellers in US and Canada Beginning This Month

Vancouver, Canada: July 2, 2014Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced it will embed its persistence platform in Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet.

Under the terms of the agreement, Absolute persistence technology will be embedded in Surface Pro 3 tablets in the 29 geographies where Surface tablets are sold. The Surface Pro 3 offers the power and performance of a traditional laptop, including the ability to run Windows software, on a lightweight and versatile tablet form factor. With Absolute persistence technology embedded into the firmware – once the Absolute software agent is installed and activated – IT can secure corporate devices and the sensitive data they contain.

When Absolute Computrace® and/or Absolute Manage® are installed and activated on the Surface Pro 3, the software will persistently reinstall, even if the device is factory reset. IT administrators can remotely invoke endpoint security and management commands to protect data, support BYOD workflows, and easily manage each device regardless of user or location.

With Absolute alerting capabilities, customers can respond preemptively if a device is deemed to be at risk. Most importantly, organizations can prove that IT compliance processes are properly implemented and enforced.

“We are thrilled to work with Microsoft to offer customers persistent endpoint security and management capabilities on the Surface Pro 3,” said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. “The Surface Pro 3, with Absolute persistence, provides IT with the means to support employee productivity while securing the device and the confidential data it may contain.”

Consumers that purchase the Surface Pro 3 can also choose these enhanced protection options. With firmware persistence, consumer users can leverage Absolute LoJack® to remotely lock, delete, and locate their device and will also have access to the services of the Absolute Investigations team.

To learn more, visit: www.absolute.com/partners/oem/microsoft

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Absolute Software (NASDAQ: ABST) (TSX: ABST) is the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions. Embedded in more than 600 million devices, Absolute is the only platform offering a permanent digital connection that intelligently and dynamically applies visibility, control and self-healing capabilities to endpoints, applications, and network connections - helping customers to strengthen cyber resilience against the escalating threat of ransomware and malicious attacks. Trusted by more than 18,000 customers, G2 recognized Absolute as a leader for the tenth consecutive quarter in the Summer 2022 Grid® Report for Endpoint Management and as a high performer in the G2 Grid Report for Zero Trust Networking.

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