Absolute Software Helps Recover More Than 300 Computers in Uganda
VANCOUVER, June 12, 2013
Absolute's Global Investigations and Recovery Services Team Works with Local
Ugandan Law Enforcement to Uncover Major Computer Theft Operation
VANCOUVER, June 12, 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
the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team worked with local
Ugandan law enforcement to break up a major computer theft operation.
A leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company protected
many of their mobile devices with Absolute Computrace®. Computrace
persistently tracks and secures IT assets and the corporate data they contain
within a cloud-based interface, allowing customers to enforce compliance
policies, data security, identify devices that might be at risk, and take
preemptive and reactive measures if a security incident occurs. Patented
Absolute persistence technology provides customers with a trusted connection
to all of the devices in their deployment. If efforts are made to remove it,
the technology simply rebuilds itself so customers can continue to track,
manage, and secure their assets. In the event a device is stolen, the
Absolute Investigations team works with local law enforcement to recover it.
After concern was raised about the status of some of the computers in their
deployment, the IT team at the company identified numerous computers that were
missing. After filing a police report and reporting the loss to Absolute, the
Absolute Investigations team conducted a detailed forensic analysis of the
environment. It was identified that a former employee was the likely suspect,
which was subsequently confirmed by the customer. After further investigation
of the suspect, more than 300 computers were recovered. 25 computers in total
(15 desktops, 10 laptops) were the property of the oil and gas company. As
serial numbers are verified, the total number of computers that are property
of the oil and gas company is expected to increase.
"This recovery would not have been possible without Absolute persistence
technology and the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team," said
John Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "We offer the only comprehensive
and persistent enterprise solution for device security backed by a recovery
services team. To date we have recovered more than 29,000 mobile devices in 99
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 is positioned on two
Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools
and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one
of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on
providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types
of devices using a single solution. 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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