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VANCOUVER, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Software Magic Quadrant (formerly the Mobile Device Management Software Magic Quadrant).*
This is the second year Absolute Software has been included in this Magic Quadrant. Absolute Software is also positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of the Gartner, Inc. Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant** and the Niche quadrant of the Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention Magic Quadrant***.
Absolute Software's EMM solution, Absolute Manage®, allows customers to remotely manage and secure all the mobile devices in their deployments including Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices. But unlike other vendors, Absolute Manage extends management capabilities to include PC and Mac computers, providing customers with the ability to manage all of their devices within a single console.These cross-platform capabilities include mobile application management, secure content distribution and automated workflows for the enrollment of employee-owned devices - as well as full client management for Windows and Mac devices as featured in the Gartner, Inc. Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant. The EMM market is evolving rapidly. CIOs want to leverage mobility to better run, grow and transform their organizations but they are not willing to support multiple technologies and consoles to do so. Absolute Manage allows customers to provide consistent security and management across all devices, regardless of form factor or operating system. "We are pleased to see Absolute Software place for the second time in the Enterprise Mobility Management Magic Quadrant," said Errol Olsen, Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "We work closely with our customers to deliver the unified IT experience they require so they can manage all of their corporately-owned and BYOD devices from a single console." For inclusion in the June 3, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Software, vendor solutions were considered based on the following criteria: at least $8 million in 2013 EMM revenue, 1,500 EMM customers, 500,000 EMM licenses in customer environments, five references using the EMM product in production, mobile device support (MDM) support for at least three mobile OSs (i.e., iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry), the EMM product must be able to manage policies and control data sharing for mobile applications and the EMM product must provide a device resident container to store and manage content. To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner, Inc.'s Enterprise Mobility Management Software Magic Quadrant, visit: http://www.absolute.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-emm Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. *Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Software (formally the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management), June 3, 2014, Terrence Cosgrove, et al; **Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Kevin Knox & Terrence Cosgrove, May 22, 2014; ***Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, Eric Ouellet, December 12, 2013 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, and Absolute LoJack® - 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. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance, functionality and availability of our services and products, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and general market conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as at the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.
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