Non-Executive Chairman of Sophos Joins Absolute in Advisory Role
Vancouver, Canada: July 28, 2015 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced that Steve Munford has been appointed as an Advisor to the company.
Mr. Munford is the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors at Sophos, a global provider of IT security and data protection products for businesses. Munford served as chief executive officer of Sophos from 2005 to 2012, during which time he led the company through a significant period of growth. Previously, he was the President of ActiveState, an email security software organization, before its acquisition by Sophos in 2003.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve to Absolute,” said Geoff Haydon, chief executive officer, Absolute. “Steve’s extensive operational experience, his outstanding leadership, and his knowledge of the information security industry make him a tremendous asset to Absolute. As we continue to pursue aggressive market growth, we know that his expertise and industry acumen will be invaluable to the company.”
“Absolute is a proven leader in the information security space with a unique market offering,” said Munford. “I’m excited to join the company’s Advisory Board and I am looking forward to working closely with Absolute’s leadership team to accelerate its growth and deepen its global market presence.”
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.