Multi-device BYOD management from a single console
Absolute Software Corp. announced Absolute Manage 6.5, which allows IT managers to automate BYOD polices for employee-owned computers, along with tablets and smartphones from a single console, the company said in an announcement.
Absolute Manage 6.5, which offers full BYOD support for Mac and Windows computers, provides enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security for corporate and employee-owned devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.
The automated workflow allows users to enroll their devices through a portal using their corporate credentials. Following authentication, Absolute Manage automatically applies device configurations, security settings and software apps directly to the device.
With the latest release, Absolute Manage will also support Samsung KNOX, a containerization solution native to Samsung’s hardware and Android OS. It also includes Cisco’s Identity Service Engine, a network security feature that provides compliance reporting and enforcement for devices connecting to enterprise networks.
“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,” 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.”
Posted by GCN Staff on May 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM