9. Absolute Software
CEO: John Livingston
Absolute Software, based in Vancouver, got a big win when Samsung said it would use the company's software. Samsung said it will embed Absolute Software's persistence module into some of its mobile devices to provide a constant connection for locating and monitoring devices, even if the firmware is removed and reinstalled. Absolute Software also supports Samsung's Knox mobile security container functionality. Absolute Software sells Manage MDM, which is available as a stand-alone product or as a component with its complete platform. It addresses BYOD with automated employee enrollment and BYOD-specific policy enforcement. The company said its engineering team is working on mobile application management capabilities.