Absolute Software Announces Global Partnership with Samsung Electronics to
Provide Enterprise Mobility Management and Theft Protection to GALAXY Mobile
VANCOUVER, April 3, 2013
Patented Persistence Technology to be Embedded into Flagship Smartphones and
Tablets to Deliver Global Enterprise Mobility Management and Theft Protection
VANCOUVER, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX:
ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management
solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices announced today it
has entered into a strategic global partnership with Samsung Electronics.
Under the terms of this partnership, Samsung will embed patented Absolute
persistence technology into the firmware of Samsung GALAXY mobile devices as a
feature of Samsung KNOX, which will be launched later this year. Samsung KNOX
is the comprehensive mobile solution for work and play with security enhanced
Android platform and application container. With firmware persistence, Samsung
users can leverage Absolute Computrace® or Computrace LoJack® for Laptops to
remotely track, manage and secure their Samsung GALAXY smartphones and tablets
"As we expand our position in the enterprise market, our customers are
demanding enterprise level security solutions. This is what Samsung KNOX and
Absolute deliver," states Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of the
Technology Strategy Group at Samsung Electronics. "Absolute's
firmware-persistence technology and managed theft protection services are a
feature of Samsung KNOX for our enhanced security software and services
strategy for the enterprise market."
Absolute Computrace provides organizations with foundational support for all
activities related to governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) for the
endpoint, allowing them to remotely secure all of their Samsung devices from a
single cloud-based console. Devices can be remotely managed and secured on or
off the network regardless of user or location. In addition, Samsung device
users will be able to secure corporate data to safeguard against breaches,
monitor device status, receive alerts and respond pre-emptively in case a
device is deemed to be at risk. If a security incident occurs, the Absolute
Investigations & Recovery Services Team can provide confidential insight and
resolution including the provision of evidence to local law enforcement
globally to aid in the recovery of the device.
"We are excited to partner with the global mobile industry leader, Samsung, to
provide enterprise mobility management and theft protection solutions for
their devices," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software.
"With Samsung, the leading provider of smartphones and Android tablets, we are
extending Absolute's patented persistence technology across the full spectrum
of smart connected mobile devices."
To learn more, visit www.absolute.com/samsung.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops and
ultra-portable devices. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for more than 18 years, has over 30,000 commercial
customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic
Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions - Computrace ,
Absolute Manage®, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace
LoJack for Laptops - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to
prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility
and control over all of their devices and data. The Company's Computrace
persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and
tablets by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo,
Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling
partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information
about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
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patent # 69512534. Australian patent # 699045. Japanese patent # JP4067035.
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