It’s estimated that the average cost of a data breach is £4.1 million pounds
Plymouth, UK May 2010 – Leading IT B2B reseller Software Paradise has been appointed by Absolute® Software to resell Absolute’s Computrace® solution in the UK. Absolute Software is the world leader in tracking, managing and protecting digital assets for better data protection, easier IT asset management and managed computer theft recovery.
Computrace by Absolute Software allows central management of IT assets within a single interface. With Computrace, IT administrators can easily identify any computers that have gone missing, enforce software policies, remotely delete any sensitive data and produce an audit log of deleted files to help prove compliance measures. In the event of a laptop theft, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team will forensically mine the stolen computer to find out who has it and what they are doing with it. After pinpointing the exact location of the stolen device, they then work with local law enforcement to physically recover the computer.
Laptops, mobile phones and other portable devices have become indispensible tools in the modern business world. As businesses have become more mobile, they use these tools to share and access data. Failure to control and protect data can lead to fines of up to £500,000 for serious data breaches, not to mention the damaged corporate reputation which can take years to repair.
Data and computer theft has increasingly been the subject of press interest, with reports in recent years like the MOD laptop stolen from a McDonalds, the loss of child benefit discs containing 25 million people’s details and the numerous Primary Care Trust data breaches. Some examples from recent months:
- Warwickshire County Council had two unencrypted and unsecured laptops stolen and lost a memory stick containing personal information of students and staff from two schools.
- Personal details of 9k students on memory sticks and CDs stolen from a house in North London.
These examples demonstrate the need for improved management and security for mobile devices. With the obvious growth in stolen data, companies need to ensure they’re protected with an effective solution like Computrace.
Kingsley Bishop, General Manager of Software Paradise commented: “We are delighted to have added Computrace to our portfolio of business solutions. Laptop theft and data loss is a real danger facing businesses today and we feel that Computrace addresses this problem perfectly.”
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About Absolute Software
The leader in tracking, managing and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company’s solutions provide theft recovery, data protection and computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company’s software agent is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple.
About Software Paradise
Software Paradise was founded in 1986 and is a leading reseller of software in the UK. Software Paradise provides a one-stop-shop for consumers, businesses, educational institutions, public sector organisations and resellers offering Europe’s largest selection of software and IT solutions.
 Ponemon Institute, Average cost of a data breach, 2010
 Information Commissioners Office, (ICO) April 2010