Absolute Software Positioned in the Niche Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for
Mobile Device Management Software
VANCOUVER, May 29, 2013
For the First Time Absolute Software is Included in the Magic Quadrant for
Mobile Device Management Software by Gartner, Inc.
VANCOUVER, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX:
ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management
solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices, today announced
it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of the Mobile
Device Management Software* (MDM) Magic Quadrant. This is the first year
Absolute Software has been included in this Magic Quadrant. Absolute Software
is also positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the Client Management Tools
Magic Quadrant** by Gartner, Inc.
Absolute Software's MDM solution, Absolute Manage MDM, allows customers to
remotely secure and manage all the mobile devices in their deployment
including Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices. The solution provides
support for mobile applications management, security for corporate content,
controlled network access, and automated workflows for the enrollment of
employee-owned devices for organizations that support Bring Your Own Device
(BYOD) and other programs. Customers can manage enterprise- and employee-owned
devices on the go from any ultra-portable device, as well as from a PC or a
Mac-based console where they can also manage laptop and desktop computers.
"We consider our positioning in the Niche quadrant by Gartner, Inc.
confirmation that our growth and innovation strategy is a success," said John
Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "The MDM capabilities within Absolute
Manage allow our customers to manage and secure their entire deployment of
computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices from a single console. We are
proud to provide a solution that continues to meet our customers' evolving
needs and our growth in the MDM space."
For inclusion in the May 23, 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management
Software, vendor solutions were considered based on the following criteria:
support for enterprise-class (non-carrier), branded, multiplatform support MDM
(software or SaaS), with an emphasis on mobility, support for three different
mobile OS platforms (not version), at least 500,000 devices licensed, five
referenceable accounts, no more than 65 percent of revenue in one main
geographic region or market, at least $8 million in MDM-specific revenue and
200 MDM customers, with one customer with 20,000 seats or more.
To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner, Inc.'s Mobile Device
Management Software Magic Quadrant, visit: www.absolute.com/gartner
*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software, Phillip
Redman, et al, May 23, 2013;**Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools,
Terrence Cosgrove, April 9, 2013.
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About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
ultra-portable devices and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device
security and management tracking for more than 20 years, has over 30,000
commercial customers worldwide. 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. Absolute persistence technology is
embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones 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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