Samsung will embed its new devices, including the Galaxy S5, with Absolute Persistence technology to boost its appeal in the enterprise sector.
The security and management solutions software will be available on the new flagship, as well as the NotePRO and TabPRO, and will work alongside Samsung’s KNOX enterprise mobile platform.
Following user installation and activation of Absolue Persistence, Absolute Computrace and LoJack will be available. Computrace allows organisations to track and secure all devices, invoking security commands to protect data, while LoJack has the ability to remotely lock and locate a device and delete its files to prevent identity theft.
Samsung’s KNOX Business senior vice-president, Injong Rhee, said: ‘This agreement initiates a closer alignment between Absolute Software and Samsung in addressing the growing importance of mobile device security for enterprises and consumers around the globe. Samsung is committed to ensuring the safety of our customers and with Absolute persistence technology, our customers and their sensitive data will be protected.’
Absolute Software interim CEO, Errol Olsen, added: ‘Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of select Samsung Galaxy mobile devices to provide organizations and consumers with a trusted lifeline to their devices in the event they are lost or stolen. With the rise of mobile theft, and the increase in the value of corporate and personal data, Samsung continues to be an industry leader for implementing technology to protect their customers and their products.’