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Absolute Software Corporation, the Canadian company, announced a new security feature for Absolute Computrace – Device Freeze Offline Policy.

This lets IT set an automated freeze command for any device that remains offline for a specific time. The policy is engaged each time a device disconnects from the network. When this occurs, a timer will be activated in the device with a duration assigned by IT. If the timer elapses before the device makes contact with the Absolute Monitoring Center, the device will automatically freeze and IT will be alerted.

The Device Freeze extends the security of Computrace to devices that may be unassigned or misplaced. For example, a user with large endpoint inventories can ensure that forgotten devices are secured even if they remain in a dormant state – allowing them to satisfy corporate and regulatory concerns relative to data security and device usage.

The Device Freeze allows IT to define a window of time. To maintain oversight, a summary reporting function is offered that can provide details regarding every endpoint that has been frozen. This allows IT administrators to investigate each device, validate status, and unlock those devices that are not at risk.

“Information security must be enforceable even when a device is not plugged in or powered up,” said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Absolute Software. “With this policy, our customers can actively protect all of their devices – and the sensitive information they contain – regardless of internet connection, user or location.”

The software is available now. Watch a short video – http://www.absolute.com/en/resources/videos/ask-absolute/device-freeze-offline.


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