Absolute Software, which offers a persistent endpoint security and management module that can be embedded in the firmware of computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, announced full BYOD support for Mac and Windows computers.
Absolute persistence technology is built into the BIOS or firmware of a device during the manufacturing process. Once activated, customers who purchase these devices benefit from an extra level of security.
The company said its latest Absolute Manage 6.5 will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security protocols for corporate and employee-owned devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. In addition, integration with Cisco’s Identity Service Engine (ISE) provides an increased level of network security. If a computer or mobile device attempts to access the network, its compliance status is automatically checked against company policy. This ensures all devices on the network are configured appropriately, including Absolute Manage enrollment. If a device is not already enrolled, ISE can redirect it to complete enrollment before allowing access.
“Many of our customers are receiving requests from employees to bring their personally-owned devices to work. But corporate IT doesn’t want to use multiple consoles and products to secure this range of form factors. With this release, Absolute Manage will be the only solution on the market to offer full BYOD capabilities for all devices. Our customers can count on us to provide them with the support they need to manage all the devices that enter their network,” said Errol Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. “The release of Absolute Manage 6.5 will support the Absolute Unified IT vision, allowing IT to manage all employee-owned devices from a single console.”