Yesterday, Absolute announced that they’ve joined the RSA Ready Technology Partnership Program.
“Absolute announced today a new collaboration with RSA to offer enhanced endpoint data collection and remediation. As part of the RSA Ready Technology Partnership program, this effort is designed to deliver seamless interoperability between Absolute and RSA Security Analytics, an industry leading advanced threat detection and forensics platform. Using the Absolute SIEM connector, mutual customers can now get deeper visibility into their endpoint deployments by feeding vital Absolute endpoint data directly into the RSA Security Analytics monitoring platform. If an endpoint security alert is triggered, customers will be able to promptly investigate and respond to potential threats within the broader context of the RSA Security Analytics environment. Customers will also be able to correlate logs, packets, NetFlow, and endpoint data, all within the same platform.”
“Absolute’s Persistence(R) technology is embedded into the core of most devices at the factory. Once activated, it provides organizations with comprehensive visibility into all of their devices so they can confidently manage mobility, investigate potential threats, and take action if a security incident occurs. Most importantly, they can apply remote security measures to protect each device and the data it contains.”
See the full announcement for more details:
Absolute’s CompuTrace is a unique security tool for firmware, it’s device is embedded into many (most?) modern systems, and the device checks if software support is disabled in the firmware, and re-enables it.
“Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS), formerly Absolute Computrace, is an adaptive endpoint security solution. It provides you with a persistent connection to all of your endpoints and the data they contain.”
“Our OEM partners embed Persistence technology into the BIOS or firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets, and smartphones during the manufacturing process. Once activated, customers who purchase these devices benefit from an extra level of security, persistence, and support.”
“Persistence technology from Absolute provides you with visibility and control over all of your devices, regardless of user or location. If an Absolute software client is removed from an endpoint, it will automatically reinstall so you can secure each device and the sensitive data it contains. No other technology can do this. Persistence technology is built into tens of millions of devices around the world and provides organizations with a trusted lifeline to each device in their deployment, regardless of user or location.”
You can use UEFITool to see if Absolute is in your firmware by searching for “computrace” Unicode string.