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ActiveTrak Secures PlumChoice as Reseller of its Award Winning GadgetTrak Mobile Security Solution
Friday, July 15, 2011


Portland, OR and Boston, MA July 14, 2011- ActiveTrak Inc. announces it has signed a reseller agreement with PlumChoice Inc. which will enable PlumChoice to bundle ActiveTrak’s award winning GadgetTrak® Mobile Security solution with PlumChoice’s world class technology care services provided by its qualified IT certified technicians. Plum Choice will offer the combined technology and services through its channel partners, which include ISPs, service providers, and other retail partners serving the small and medium size business and consumer markets. The combined solution provides PlumChoice’s partners with an additional revenue stream and offers their customers not only peace of mind but also access to a comprehensive suite of support services.

“With the explosion in the use of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets the numbers of lost or stolen devices is increasing,” said Josh Goldlust, Vice President, and Product Management for PlumChoice. “The combination ActiveTrak’s technology and PlumChoice’s technology care services will enable our partners to offer security and peace of mind to their customers for a simple monthly subscription fee.”

GadgetTrak Mobile Security provides advanced tracking and data protection software for smartphones and tablets. The software allows lost or stolen devices to be tracked, as well as remotely backup and wipe sensitive information on the device. GadgetTrak Mobile Security also provides tamper proof measures, preventing thieves from modifying the application settings or avoiding being tracked by simply removing the SIM card.
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GadgetTrak Recovers MacBook After Armed Carjacking In Brazil
Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Para ler a versão em português, clique aqui.


In June a potentially dangerous carjacking turned into a great recovery story thanks to GadgetTrak. Augusto Eto, a veterinary student in Curitiba, Brazil was driving with his friend in his car when two men with guns approached them and told them to get out. The two men then took the car with everything inside including Augusto’s MacBook Pro which happened to contain the only copy of his final project for his degree. He thought his laptop and school work were gone forever along with his friend’s car, but remembered he had GadgetTrak installed, he went home and activated tracking and notified the police.

Three days later Augusto started receiving tracking notifications along with photos of the new owner. With the information GadgetTrak collected Augusto and the police were able to find the new owner’s Facebook profile, address, work information and other evidence. The police recovered the laptop for Augusto, the person who was in possession of it claimed to have bought it from someone he did not know. The investigation is ongoing and will hopefully lead to the recovery of Augusto’s friend’s car and bring the criminals who robbed them at gunpoint to justice.

Augusto now has his MacBook back and has graduated with his degree and is practicing veterinary medicine. We are glad to see another happy ending and that nobody was hurt during the incident.

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Português


Em junho, um roubo de carro potencialmente perigoso transformou-se em uma grande história de recuperação, graças à GadgetTrak. Augusto Eto, um estudante de veterinária, em Curitiba, no Brasil, estava dirigindo o carro com seu amigo quando dois homens armados se aproximaram dizendo a eles para sair do carro. Então, os dois homens pegaram o carro, com tudo dentro, inclusive o MacBook de Augusto, que continha a única cópia de seu projeto final para o diploma em veterinária. Ele pensou que seu laptop e os trabalhos para a universidade tinham ido embora para sempre, junto com o carro de seu amigo, mas lembrou que tinha instalado o GadgetTrak . Foi para casa, ativou o rastreamento e avisou a polícia.

Três dias depois, Augusto começou a receber notificações do rastreamento, junto com as fotos do novo proprietário. Com as informações recolhidas pelo GadgetTrak, Augusto e os policiais conseguiram encontrar o perfil do novo proprietário no Facebook, endereço, informações de trabalho e outras provas. A polícia recuperou o laptop de Augusto. A pessoa que estava em sua posse alegou ter comprado de um desconhecido, mas a investigação continua e esperamos que conduza à recuperação do carro do amigo de Augusto, e que faça justiça aos criminosos que roubaram à mão armada.

Agora, Augusto tem de novo o seu MacBook, apresentou o seu trabalho de graduação e está exercendo medicina veterinária.

GadgetTrak Available Through Cisco’s AppHQ – First Enteprise Focused App Store
Monday, July 11, 2011


GadgetTrak Mobile Security is featured in Cisco’s AppHQ for their new Cius tablet, one of the first tablets and app stores specifically designed for the enterprise. The Cisco Cius is an innovative business tablet, which delivers one of the most portable, powerful, reliable and secure communications, computing, and collaboration experience for a device of its kind.

GadgetTrak is honored to be selected early in the release of the device, due to our strong focus on security for mobile devices. Cisco’s AppHQ, an application ecosystem designed specifically for the Cisco Cius that provides new ways to create, manage and rapidly deploy mobile business applications in the enterprise. Cisco AppHQ is a highly secure user storefront that provides capabilities for end users and IT managers not found in other application stores today.

GadgetTrak Mobile Security was designed with the enterprise in mind, so we are honored our application was selected as one of the first apps to be approved for the Cius device. This in combination with GadgetTrak’s recent AT&T Enterprise Certification validates GadgetTrak Mobile Security as a leader in mobile security for the enterprise.

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