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Absolute Software expands application resilience ecosystem
Thu, 31st Aug 2023

Absolute Software, the provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, has announced the continued expansion of its Absolute Application Resilience ecosystem.

Joint customers can now leverage Absolute’s firmware-embedded persistence technology to strengthen the resiliency of more than 80 mission-critical security and business tools. Recent additions include NetSfere, ActivTrak Agent, HP TechPulse, Dell SupportAssist, Symantec Management Agent, BUFFERZONE Safe Workspace, Octopus Pro, and Syxsense Responder.

With cyber risk and disruption escalating at an alarming rate, there is a critical need for resilient security controls that can effectively protect an organisation's most vulnerable assets: users, devices, and data. However, maintaining application integrity and security compliance across widely distributed fleets is fraught with complexities and challenges. 

Absolute's 2023 Resilience Index found that seven of 10 typical security applications analysed worked effectively on less than 80% of the devices they were installed on and, in some cases, as low as 47%. In contrast, when self-healing capabilities via Absolute Application Resilience were enabled, application health and efficacy rates across these vendors increased by 52 percentage points.

As a result of accelerating demand, Absolute has seen a 79% increase over the last 18 months in the number of customers leveraging Application Resilience to monitor the health of mission-critical applications and autonomously repair or reinstall them when needed.

"Our mission is to empower our customers to strengthen cyber resiliency by making security work," says John Herrema, EVP of Product and Strategy at Absolute.

"And because of our unique firmware-embedded position and self-healing capabilities, we are uniquely qualified to do that. By continuously expanding our application resilience ecosystem, we are enabling organisations to fortify more of their security and business tools to ensure they stay healthy and working effectively."

The introduction of the White House National Cyber Security Strategy earlier this year has also underscored the importance of hardening security controls for enterprises and software vendors. The strategy aims to drive security and resilience by promoting secure development practices and shifting the liability for software products and services to those within the digital ecosystem "that are best positioned to reduce risk." 

"We believe that shared accountability is key to closing the resiliency gap,” continues Herrema.

“Our data consistently shows that even the most advanced applications are impacted by things like decay, unintentional tampering, or malicious actions. Both enterprises and software providers need to recognise the massive amount of complexity affecting applications, and the device and networking environments they rely upon for their successful deployment and ongoing operations - and take the right steps to ensure the resilience of those applications and insulate them from that complexity.”

Application resilience is currently available to the global security industry ecosystem, including enterprises, software vendors (via Absolute application persistence-as-a-Service offering), and system manufacturers.