Keep remote workers productive and secure with uninterrupted access to your corporate networks
Persistent, self-healing VPN connection available to every Absolute customer
At a glance
Free, limited time access for Application Persistence for supported VPNs
Supports Cisco AnyConnect, F5 BIG-IP VPN, and Pulse Connect
Available to all Absolute customers until August 31st, 2020
Proactively repairs and reinstalls VPN applications if misconfigured, corrupted or removed
How Application Persistence makes remote work efficient and secure
- Allows any supported application to automatically regenerate to a desired configuration
- Maximizes VPN uptime, even if the application or relevant files are removed or altered
- Protects sensitive data like IP, PII, and PHI when accessed from outside the network
- Allows employees to maintain productivity by accessing online tools remotely
- Ensures internal and regulatory compliance
- Provides the same functionality on or off the corporate network
1. Why VPN?
VPN is an essential tool for maintaining security while working offsite. In a recent study of endpoints, we discovered that nearly half of the endpoint devices with a VPN installed have one that is misconfigured, out-of-date, or non-compliant.
2. Is Application Persistence for any VPN application included for free?
We’re enabling Application Persistence for the three VPN apps that Absolute supports “out of the box”: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, F5 BIG-IP Edge Client, and Pulse Connect Secure. Other VPN apps can also take advantage of Application Persistence, but they require custom solutions that can be created with a paid Professional Services engagement.
3. How do I activate Application Persistence for VPN?
Take a look at these activation instructions to get started. If you need instructions for a specific VPN application, please see the Help page, or the specific Help pages on each VPN application (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, F5 BIG-IP Edge Client, or Pulse Connect Secure). If you’re looking for 1-on-1 support, fill out the form above and a Sales Development Representative will give you a call.
4. How does Application Persistence work?
Over 25 device manufacturers factory-embed Absolute in the firmware of their devices. This allows Absolute to self-heal after it’s disabled or removed, and this ability can be extended to VPNs and other apps with Application Persistence. If you’d like to learn more about how Application persistence works, visit the Application Persistence section of the Learning Hub.
5. Is Application Persistence able to support other security apps?
Application Persistence is also available to automatically remediate other applications and is included with a Resilience license. Absolute Resilience natively supports apps for data protection (BitLocker, WinMagic SecureDoc, Dell Encryption, Dell Data Guardian), endpoint management (SCCM, Ivanti Patch for Windows, Ivanti Endpoint Management, VMware Workspace ONE), and endpoint protection (ESET Endpoint Antivirus, VMware Carbon Black Cloud, CrowdStrike Falcon, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, Dell Advanced Threat Prevention, Ziften Zenith). Other applications may be persisted as well but require a paid Professional Services engagement.
6. What is a VPN?
VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, allow users to create secure connection to the organization's environment over non secure network. VPNs can protect that traffic from prying eyes and secure the traffic to resources that are typically only available to employees when they are safely connected to their internal organizational networks.
7. What happens on Sept 1, 2020?
If your devices don’t have Resilience licenses, Application Persistence’s ability to automatically repair and reinstall your VPN apps will no longer be available. However, your devices will retain the ability to report on VPN health, as part of both Visibility and Control licenses. If you'd like to keep this ability beyond August 31st, contact your Absolute representative to discuss an upgrade to Resilience licenses.