Absolute Software has launched theft recovery services for Android tablets.

Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Absolute said the Theft Recovery and Data Delete services will tighten the security of Android devices and help CIOs secure them in the enterprise.

If a computer is reported stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team works on behalf of the customer to gather evidence from the computer to identify the thief's location, and then works with local police to retrieve it. Customers can also remotely delete data to help keep it out of the hands of unauthorised users.

According to the company, the addition of Theft Recovery to the existing Computrace Mobile feature for Android tablets will provide customers with a full service that includes security and management options such as ‘Device Freeze' and 'geofencing'.

John Livingston, chairman and chief executive officer of Absolute Software, said: “With the inevitable expansion of consumerisation, or employee-owned devices in the enterprise, many organisations are challenged to provide enterprise-level support to a wide range of form factors and operating systems. As organisations allow for these new platforms and form factors to operate within their network, they are faced with new security and manageability challenges.

“With our patented persistence technology, organisations using Android tablets will now benefit from having a constant connection to the devices and, if the device is reported stolen, organisations can now take the necessary steps to mitigate the security risk of a potential data breach.”