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Absolute Software rolls out zero trust product innovations

Absolute Software has announced new product innovations, designed to aid customers with deeper visibility and intelligence, expanded software integrations, and a refreshed user experience through its latest updates to Absolute Secure Endpoint and Absolute Secure Access.

These product releases continue the company’s investment in bringing together the combined power of Absolute Secure Endpoint and Absolute Secure Access with firmware-embedded self-healing capability, enabling customers to achieve resilient zero trust environments and deliver optimal user experiences.

This announcement builds on the launch of Absolute ZTNA, a self-healing zero trust network access (ZTNA) solution, and Absolute Insights for Endpoints and Network, providing unparalleled intelligence into device, application, and network performance.

The Absolute Platform is created to enable IT and security teams to ensure endpoints remain compliant and mission-critical applications remain operational, and helping in the transition from traditional VPNs to a resilient zero trust approach.

John Herrema, EVP of Products and Strategy at Absolute, says, “Our common platform addresses a wide range of market needs, as we have the unique ability to apply self-healing capabilities to devices, applications, and network access."

Herrema continues, “Organisations are acknowledging that they need resilience-focused zero trust approaches, capable of integrating endpoint and access assessments at every step.

"By providing the critical components needed to achieve that resiliency - deep visibility, intelligence, and firmware-embedded Persistence - we are enabling them to not only protect devices, data, and users but also ensure critical controls are operating at maximum efficacy.”

New capabilities available to Absolute Secure Endpoint customers in the latest product release include the following:

Public API expansion: The latest Absolute Secure Endpoint release adds new Public APIs to our existing library, allowing customers and partners to integrate our device actions into their existing workflows - significantly improving the efficiency of their existing workflows and enhancing automation capabilities.

Absolute Connector for ServiceNow: The Absolute Connector for ServiceNow enables joint customers to access Absolute’s comprehensive asset intelligence and single source of truth within their ServiceNow platform environment - enabling them to efficiently respond to service requests, supplement their ServiceNow workflows, and rapidly demonstrate compliance.

Expanded application resilience catalogue: The Absolute Application Resilience catalogue now includes support for more than 60 critical security applications that IT and security administrators can self-heal across their endpoints. Recent additions include WinMagic MagicEndpoint, Dell Trusted Device, Deep Instinct, Norton 360, OPSWAT, UNOWHY, Aranda Software, and Pixart MDM.

The company also announced upcoming server and client enhancements to Absolute Secure Access, including:

New look and feel: The names, status icons, fonts, and colours have been updated to reflect new product names and refreshed corporate brand; the core functionality and upgrade experience remain smooth and easy.

SaaS enhancements: The SaaS offering adds native NAT capabilities and enhanced alerting. Enhanced 5G Telemetry and Detection: Insights for Network dashboards that display cellular coverage, signal quality, and usage now include the 5G mid-band spectrum, and reflect improved 5G sensitivity.

Deeper visibility: The Secure Access/webService API has been enhanced, offering programmatic access to key pool performance metrics, including status information for our Active/Active server infrastructure.

Faster NAC checks: NAC capabilities are optimised, significantly reducing the time it takes for the VPN to connect and begin tunnelling traffic.

Android client enhancements: Collecting network telemetry on Android devices can now be done with the screen off to improve battery life, ensuring that administrators have actionable device and network information even if a device is in sleep mode. The Android cryptographic libraries providing FIPS 140-2 cryptography are also updated.

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