Endpoint Security is No Sweat for Under Armour with Absolute

Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China.

In the last four years, the number of Mac computers at Under Armour has quadrupled. This increase in Apple devices proved problematic for IT since existing tools were unable to secure Mac computers with the same breadth and accuracy as their PC counterparts.

Challenges

  • Intellectual property, including new innovations and designs, is accessed by employees traveling in remote locations
  • Laptops are frequently left in airports or hotels, placing sensitive data at risk
  • If a device is stolen, data needs to be protected and retrieved

Solution

Under Armour uses Absolute to protect intellectual property. Through Persistence technology and the two-way connection this enables allows Under Armour to confidently manage mobility, investigate potential threats, and take action if a security incident occurs.

Results

1
DATA PROTECTION
Under Armour can enable their employees while ensuring their sensitive data is protected.
2
VISIBILITY AND CONTROL
Access hundreds of data points from each device to establish compliance status, regardless of device location or user.
3
ACCURATE AND ACTIONABLE DATA
If alerted to a potential security incident, Under Amour can apply Risk Response measures to protect their sensitive data.