Absolute Software Releases Top Security Trends in 2012 Endpoint Security Report
The Absolute 2012 Endpoint Security Report Shares Data Security Trends and
Information From 12,000+ Stolen Device Investigations Around the World
VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT),
the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management
solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today released the
second annual Absolute Endpoint Security Report.
The report is a follow-up to the 2011 Computer Theft Report, expanded to
include trends in data protection undertaken by Absolute customers in calendar
year 2012. Data protection details include data recovered and deleted as well
as the types of encryption employed.
"Data protection continues to be a priority for our customers," said John
Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "In 2012 our customers performed over
6,440 data delete commands, an increase of 34% from 2011. This focus on data
security speaks to the needs of our corporate customers to safeguard against
data breaches and to satisfy compliance requirements by government and
corporate regulatory bodies."
Additional information in the report compares statistics from device theft in
2011 with successful theft recovery investigations that occurred in 2012.
Interesting changes include:
-- Device theft increased in Chicago and Washington DC, although
Chicago maintained its first place position as the #1 city for
-- Houston, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles all saw theft rates
-- The United States continues to top the report as the country
with the highest number of reported thefts
"In 2012, the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team successfully
recovered over 12,700 stolen devices," said Ward Clapham, Vice President,
Investigation and Recovery Services at Absolute Software. "The mobility of the
end user is a definite trend we've observed, with many recoveries occurring in
a different country - and even a different continent - from where the device
was originally stolen. This geographical expansion allowed us to hit a team
milestone in mid-2013, with the inclusion of Kosovo for a total of 103
countries where we've effected the successful recovery of a stolen device."
A copy of the report is available at:
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets
and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management
tracking for 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
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