IT leaders can safeguard data and devices in the office or in the field
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BUSINESS WIRE) Absolute
(TSX: ABT),the endpoint visibility and control company, today announceda new strategic partnership with
VAIOto enhance endpoint security capabilities within VAIO
devices. As a result of the collaboration, VAIO has selected Absolute’s
patented Persistence technology to be integrated within the VAIO Pro PA
and VAIO A12 models just introduced in Japan today. With Absolute’s
Persistence technology, VAIO devices become an integral part of an
organization’s security strategy from the moment a device is activated,
creating the last line of defense for data protection.
The increasing mobility of remote workers creates exponential risk for
organizations looking to keep their proprietary data secure. However,
the benefits of business being conducted anywhere, at anytime, often
outweighs the inherent risks of mobility. The traditional network
perimeter has been effectively diminished as the primary defense against
an organization’s security threats or vulnerabilities. The digital
workforce transformation is also causing device manufacturers like VAIO
to re-evaluate the engrained capabilities offered within their systems
and implement new technologies that contribute to a stronger security
posture on the endpoint.
“Strengthening device and data security is critical for every
organization, which made the decision to implement additional security
capabilities on the endpoint an easy one for us,” said Kaoru Hayashi,
Corporate Officer at VAIO Corporation. “Combined with our fingerprint
and face identification technology, VAIO devices with Absolute’s
Persistence technology create a powerful security instrument that helps
organizations ensure that they stay in control of their data and
minimize vulnerabilities or risk associated with cyber threats.”
Absolute’s Persistence technology creates a digital tether to keep IT
teams informed about the security of their device populations, in
control of their endpoints with remediation actions and in compliance
with audit-ready reporting and automation capabilities. This
self-healing connection eliminates the ability for users to tamper with
or disable vital security controls mandated by their IT teams.
“As business is increasingly conducted on the go, IT and security teams
are left trying to keep up with ever-changing security risks and
vulnerabilities exacerbated by today’s mobile workforce,” said Mark
Grace, Senior Vice President of Worldwide OEM, Channel and Business
Development at Absolute. “With this newest strategic partnership, VAIO
and Absolute are giving IT the power to minimize the risks of data
falling into the wrong hands through insecure or improperly configured
For more information on Absolute’s solutions, please visit www.absolute.com .
Absolute empowers more than 12,000 customers
worldwide to protect devices, data, applications and users against theft
or attack ― both on and off the corporate network. With the industry’s
only tamper-proof endpoint visibility and control solution, Absolute
allows IT to enforce asset management, security hygiene and data
compliance for today’s remote digital workforces. Patented Absolute
Persistence is embedded in the firmware of Dell, HP, Lenovo and 26
other manufacturers’ devices for vendor-agnostic coverage, tamper-proof
resilience and ease of deployment. See how it works at www.absolute.com
and follow us at @absolutecorp.
2018 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Absolute and
Persistence are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
For patent information, visit www.absolute.com/patents .
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the
information contained in this news release.
About VAIO Corporation
VAIO Corporation was established in
July 1, 2014, spinning off from Sony’s PC business. With its
headquarters and manufacturing base located in Azumino City, Nagano
Prefecture, it is engaged in planning, design, development,
manufacturing, sales and ancillary services in the PC business and EMS
business. As the first initiative in the solutions business intended
to become its third core business VAIO Corporation announced in August
last year that it would establish the VR Solutions Business.
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