What does the Absolute platform do?
The Absolute platform is a cloud-based Endpoint Visibility and
Control solution that allows you to see all your devices and apps, secure your data, and
I’m looking for Computrace. Is the
Absolute platform the same?
Computrace is a former product and brand of Absolute’s,
superseded in 2015. The Absolute platform includes newer and enhanced versions of the
device tracking capabilities of Computrace, plus numerous new capabilities to help with
security and compliance. This includes the ability to remotely execute scripts on
devices, scan for sensitive data, and self-heal critical third-party applications. The
Absolute platform provides all the popular features of Computrace and much more.
I’m looking for LoJack for
Laptops. Is the Absolute platform the same?
LoJack for Laptops1 is a former product and brand. Device tracking and
recovery features are available for individuals via Absolute Home &
Office, and for businesses/schools via the Absolute editions listed above.
What is Absolute Visibility?
Absolute Visibility is an edition of the Absolute platform
that provides information on device hardware, software, and location.
What is Absolute Control?
Absolute Control is an edition of the Absolute platform. It
includes all Absolute Visibility functionality as well as remediation capabilities, such
as the ability to remotely freeze devices and delete data.
What is Absolute Resilience?
Absolute Resilience is the most popular edition of the
Absolute platform. It includes all Absolute Visibility and Control features, plus remote
scripting, self-healing for critical apps, investigation and recovery services, and
sensitive data identification. The extensive capabilities of Absolute Resilience span IT
asset intelligence, automated endpoint hygiene, and continuous compliance, providing the
power to see, manage, and secure every endpoint, everywhere.
Do I need to purchase the same edition
for every device?
No. You can secure your devices with whichever combination of
editions best supports your needs.
What is Absolute Persistence?
Absolute's Persistence® is a patented security solution that provides
a continuous, tamper-proof connection between devices, data, and the cloud-based
Through our partnerships with device manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and
others, Persistence is embedded in the firmware of computers, tablets, and
smartphones at the factory, remaining dormant until the Absolute agent is installed.
Installation initiates a call to the Absolute Monitoring Center, and Persistence is
Once activated, the status of the Absolute agent or any
third-party applications is continuously monitored and, if it is missing or damaged,
a reinstallation will automatically occur. Persistence will survive attempts to
disable it, even if the device is re-imaged, the hard drive is replaced, or the
firmware is flashed.
What is Application Persistence?
Application Persistence is a feature of Absolute Resilience that provides embedded,
self-healing capabilities to third-party endpoint controls, such as VPN, anti-virus,
encryption, systems management, and other critical applications.
Virtually any app can be automatically reinstalled, regularly checked for version
control & integrity, and IT teams alerted the moment anything abnormal occurs.
Application Persistence works with devices on or off your
corporate network, and, as Persistence technology is embedded at the factory, it
can’t be compromised.
How do I purchase Absolute?
Absolute can be purchased through leading device
manufacturers, resellers, and distributors. Contact us
and we would be happy to help you with this process.
Which operating systems are supported?
The Absolute platform supports Windows, MacOS, Android, and
Chromebook devices. The cloud-based console that is used to secure and manage devices
can be accessed from any device or operating system. See more information on system requirements
How is the Absolute software agent
The Absolute software agent can be installed using standard
software distribution methods. This can be done on an individual device using
installation widgets, or across multiple devices using disk imaging, Microsoft SCCM, or
Active Directory. Other software distribution tools can also be used.
Can Absolute protect devices that are
not connected to a network?
Yes. Absolute only requires that the device has an internet
connection to communicate with the monitoring center. This allows for communication even
when devices are not connected to your corporate network.
Can I use Absolute for IT asset
Yes. Absolute is used by many customers to track and manage
all of their devices, data, and apps. This extends beyond traditional IT asset
management with analytics to provide Asset
Can Absolute be used to help with
Yes. Whether its GDPR, HIPAA, or other internal or regulatory
requirements, Absolute provides current and historical information on the status of the
device, including configuration, health of security controls, and presence of sensitive
data. Absolute also provides remote remediation capabilities to protect data and secure
devices, all helping to maintain and prove compliance.
Which products can Absolute help me
Many organizations use Absolute to replace existing IT asset management tools and
processes, and to supplement many popular security and device management solutions,
such as Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Intune, VMWare Workspace One, MobileIron, and
Absolute can be used to report on the health of — and
fill gaps in — these applications. Popular complementary features include:
self-healing critical security controls, identifying sensitive data, and providing
visibility into devices not managed by other solutions.