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Absolute adds application health monitoring to Secure Endpoint offering

The new functionality can monitor the installation and health of more than 2,000 applications.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2023
Absolute adds application health monitoring to Secure Endpoint offering
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Security firm Absolute Software has rolled out a new feature that can monitor the ongoing health and installation of thousands of Windows and Mac applications.

Application Health can track a wide range of productivity suites, security controls, and business applications, making sure they are properly configured and installed.

According to Absolute’s research, the average endpoint device at any enterprise-level organisation has 67 discrete applications installed, while 10 per cent actually have 100. Security tools, in particular, can be a challenge to monitor and are often not running as expected on less than 80 per cent of machines.


Absolute Application Health can track application configuration across the entire enterprise.

John Herrema, Absolute Software’s chief product officer, believes the new feature can help organisations get more bang for their buck.

“Today’s digital enterprises are investing billions of dollars in mission-critical security and business tools, and we believe those applications should deliver their intended value,” Herrema said in a statement.

“The complexity and fragility of endpoint applications, however, means that all too often they are failing. And if the tool you use to monitor your other applications is subject to those same failures, then you’re really in trouble because it’s impossible to fix what you can’t reliably see or diagnose.

“This latest innovation builds on Absolute’s unique Persistence technology to provide the industry’s most resilient visibility and monitoring capabilities. This allows our customers to achieve maximum security, productivity, and return on their software investments.”

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth

David Hollingworth has been writing about technology for over 20 years, and has worked for a range of print and online titles in his career. He is enjoying getting to grips with cyber security, especially when it lets him talk about Lego.

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