Absolute®Software Corporation, provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, today announced the general availability of Absolute Manage 6.0 (opens in new tab).
Absolute Manage offers a single, unified console that natively enables IT administrators to efficiently manage all of their Mac, PC, Android and iOS devices by automating IT processes such as software distribution, patch management, and asset inventory. Additionally, Absolute Manage helps organizations save money by allowing them to track installed applications and licenses, redeploy under-used licenses and hardware to maximize inventory utilization and avoid non-compliance fines, and implement power management policies to reduce energy consumption. For Android and iOS devices, customers can manage apps, collect asset inventory and security data, perform configuration management tasks, and rapidly respond to security incidents.
The release includes:
AbsoluteSafe: IT administrators can securely distribute sensitive or confidential files to iOS devices including security options to block the file from being copied or emailed, as well as password protect files. Even the screen capture functionality can be turned off for the tightest document/media security available on the market today. AbsoluteSafe provides a solution for IT that removes the need for end users to use tools like DropBox and email to access company liable information on their iOS tablets and smartphones, and returns control of that data to the company – a must-have to enable organizations to embrace and fully leverage the consumerization and BYOD movement.
Scheduled Policies: Configuration profiles and media files can be assigned time-limited access. Now IT administrators can shut down access to corporate networks at a pre-defined time, or limit the availability of a document on a device for the duration of a meeting. Once the meeting time ends, the document is automatically removed from the device.
Policy-Locked Configuration Profiles: IT administrators can create corporate smart policies to provide devices with access to company email and networks. Absolute Manage 6.0 provides them with the capability to attach conditions to these policies so that non-compliant devices (jailbroken, containing blacklisted apps, etc.) will immediately lose access to company resources.
Management for Android Devices: Along with PCs, Macs, and iOS devices, IT administrators can now manage Android devices within their deployment, all from the same console.