Absolute Software Aims to Enable Self-Healing Applications

Mike Vizard
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Absolute Software has built an OEM business around firmware that makes it easier for vendors to manage various types of endpoints using agent software that makes sure software on those devices remains persistent any time that endpoint is turned off or the device needs to be rebooted. This week, Absolute Software announced it is now making the same capability available to application developers.

Kim Ellery, director of product marketing for Absolute Software, says there are over a billion devices, ranging from PCs and mobile computing devices to security appliances that have firmware with Absolute software preloaded on them. Developers can now take advantage of that firmware to maintain application persistence. That new Application Persistence offering can be applied to new applications as well as existing legacy applications, says Ellery.

The goal, says Ellery, is to provide both commercial and corporate developers with a means to instantly remediate their applications in real time by making it possible for applications to self-heal.

“We have 28 vendor partners that have loaded our OEM's firmware on over a billion devices,” says Ellery. “That creates the opportunity to also have self-healing third-party applications.”

Developers and the IT operations teams that support their applications spend an inordinate amount of time and effort on maintaining applications. By employing Application Persistence, IT organizations can remotely reinstall any application that winds up getting removed or return an application to its original state should it be compromised by malware.

Whatever the underlying cause of the problem, the day when someone from the IT department needed to be dispatched to manually perform that task is mercifully coming to an end.

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