Absolute Computrace delivers automated security capabilities for offline devices
Vancouver, Canada: February 18, 2015 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced an important new security feature for Absolute Computrace® - Device Freeze Offline Policy.
This capability allows IT to set an automated freeze command for any device that remains offline for a specific period of time. The policy is engaged each time a device disconnects from the network. When this occurs, a timer will be activated in the device with a duration assigned by IT. If the timer elapses before the device makes contact with the Absolute Monitoring Center, the device will automatically freeze and IT will be alerted.
The Device Freeze Offline Policy extends the security capabilities of Computrace to devices that may be unassigned or misplaced. For example, organizations with large endpoint inventories can ensure that forgotten devices are secured even if they remain in a dormant state – allowing them to satisfy corporate and regulatory concerns relative to data security and device usage.
The Device Freeze Offline Policy is easily customizable and allows IT to define a window of time that best supports their unique security requirements. To maintain oversight, a summary reporting function is offered that can provide details regarding every endpoint that has been frozen. This allows IT administrators to investigate each device, validate status, and unlock those devices that are not at risk.
“Information security must be enforceable even when a device is not plugged in or powered up,” said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. “With this policy, our customers can actively protect all of their devices – and the sensitive information they contain – regardless of internet connection, user or location.”
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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