Absolute APaaS FAQ

Absolute provides two main components that get integrated with the installation utility for your product. Additionally, we also provide a standalone installer that is self-contained and will enable Absolute’s Persistence technology without any additional integration work required on your end. Depending on which way you choose to proceed, the overall development, integration and testing of APaaS usually runs anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Once you’ve become a partner, we will provide an Absolute APaaS Partner Success guide that outlines the steps involved regarding integration and launch.

Absolute APaaS vendors get quarterly standardized reports on the performance of their products in the field and additional analytics.

Every time there is a new version of your product it must be sent to Absolute in order to keep it current. Detailed steps are outlined in the Absolute APaaS Partner Success guide.

We are currently working with the following organizations and certifications are currently in progress: 

https://www.av-test.org/en/   

https://www.mrg-effitas.com/

Absolute APaaS data collection is anonymized and does not collect Personal Identifiable Information (US standard). Furthermore, encryption of the data is enabled. As part of providing Self-Healing for partner applications, Absolute collects and analyzes data in for the following categories:  

  • BIOS Persistence Management – These fields are used as part of activation and deactivation actions  
  • Device Identification – Fingerprinting elements to individually identify a managed device, including minor physical changes to the device  
  • Analytics – Device configuration and structural elements of a device to identify patterns for an ISV application across a large population of devices  
  • Communication – Header and Call Information  
  • Health Monitoring – Specific datapoints monitoring the health of the ISV Agent  
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