Absolute 7.20 Release Summary
New on June 6, 2022
The June 2022 release (v7.20) of the Absolute Platform helps IT and security teams:
Assess the return on investment of deployed Web applications by comparing usage with license costs
Inform users in a timely and coordinated fashion by displaying important messaging on their devices’ screen or to solicit feedback
This release includes additional feature enhancements in several areas of the Absolute Platform, as outlined in the Release Notes.
Assess the return on investment of deployed Web applications
- New Absolute Report: Web Subscriptions
The Absolute Web Subscriptions Report enables IT teams at school districts within K-12 education and enterprise organizations to gauge the return on investment for their subscribed Web applications. The consolidated report provides a single pane of glass to understand how Web applications are being used by their students or employees and to compare this with their annual license costs for decision makers to make budgetary decisions related to renewal or license optimization for the next fiscal or school year.
The Web Subscriptions Report is an extension of the Absolute Web Usage capability and is available for customers subscribed to the Absolute Resilience service tier. For more information, check out the Absolute Web Usage and Web Subscriptions Reporting datasheet.
Secure, On-Device End User Communications
- Enhanced Absolute End User Messaging
Absolute End User Messaging enables IT and security administrators to reliably send targeted messages to end users, notifying them about upcoming events or engaging with them in a timely manner in response to a perceived device or security risk. Practitioners can also use the feature to conduct surveys to solicit feedback from end users about device performance or received IT services. Messages can be fully customized, or the admin can leverage pre-built message templates that can be sent right away or at a scheduled time in the future. Absolute End User Messaging is supported cross-platform on Windows, MacOS and Chromebook devices and is available for customers subscribed to the Absolute Control and Absolute Resilience service tiers.
- Expanded Application Persistence Library
Support for six new applications added to the Absolute Application Persistence™ Library. Application Persistence enables IT and security administrators to self-heal critical security applications across your endpoints. The capability leverages Absolute Persistence® technology embedded in the firmware of PCs to monitor and remediate the health of core security applications, ensuring they are resistant to negligent or malicious tampering. The Application Persistence Library adds support for the following applications:
Newly Supported Applications:
- Available from June 6, 2022:
- BlackBerry CylancePROTECT® (Endpoint Protection Platform)
- Cisco® Umbrella (Cloud Access Security Broker)
- Ericom ZTEdge (Zero Trust Network Access)
- Kaseya® Agent (Remote Desktop Management)
- SparkCognition™ EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform)
- Utopic Persystent (Remote Desktop Management)
- Available from June 13, 2022:
- FireEye™ Endpoint Security (Endpoint Protection Platform)
- Malwarebytes Endpoint Agent (Endpoint Protection Platform)
- Rapid7 Insight Agent (Vulnerability Management)
- Ivanti® Neurons Agent (Unified Endpoint Management)
- Enhanced Absolute Connector for ServiceNow
The improved Absolute Connector for ServiceNow™ enables ServiceNow users to gain real-time access to Absolute asset data for devices with out-of-date or inaccurate data in the CMDB, as well as the ability to submit the following device actions directly from their ServiceNow instance: freeze a device, unfreeze a device, run an Absolute Reach script, and/or unenroll a device.
To learn more about other feature enhancements and fixes included in the June 2022 release of the Absolute Platform (v7.20), please refer to the Release Notes.