Absolute Software Positioned as Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant

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[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Absolute Software Corporation, the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant. According to the report, "Visionaries have vision scores that reflect feature-complete products, and they show technology leadership in providing some life cycle management functions users have begun requesting, or will have an impact during the next year or two (as discussed in the Completeness of Vision section). A Visionary will have particular strengths in certain emerging areas (e.g., mobile device management, Mac management, appliances, SaaS or desktop virtualization), but may lack a fully mature life cycle management solution, a global market presence or brand recognition."

For inclusion in the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, vendor solutions were considered based on the following functions: Data/Settings Migration; Inventory; OS Deployment; Patch Management; Remote Control; Software Usage; SW Packaging & Distribution; Power Management. Mobile Device Management was another component, along with Application and Desktop Virtualization.

"To be positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant is an important milestone for Absolute," states John Livingston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Absolute Software. "We were not surprised to learn that our customers gave us top marks in support and product quality. These are the high standards we maintain for all of our persistent firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions."

To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner's Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant, visit our website.

About the Magic Quadrant: 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.

Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking, managing and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's Computrace, Absolute Manage and LoJack(R) for Laptops solutions provide theft recovery, data protection and computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, General Dynamics Itronix, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit them online.


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