Absolute Software extends asset management, data protection and
geolocation capabilities to the popular Android platform
VANCOUVER, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery,
data protection and secure computer lifecycle management solutions
announced today it launched a closed beta of Computrace® Mobile for the Android platform. This new solution will deliver asset
administration, data protection and geolocation tracking for the
popular Android line of devices, which generally includes tablets and
Computrace Mobile for the Android platform will deliver:
Reduced operational costs associated with managing mobile devices by
leveraging the Computrace platform's integrated Customer Center
reporting for hardware, software and user information.
An additional layer of data protection and increased compliance with
government data breach laws through remote Data Delete capabilities.
The ability to geolocate a device and display it on an internet map
including current and historical locations*.
During the beta testing period, some of Absolute's current commercial
customers have privileged, pre-release access to Computrace Mobile for
Android at no additional cost. Interested journalists and product
reviewers may also request a demonstration of the solution prior to its
"Our customers are facing the growing challenge of managing multiple
platforms. In this complex environment, IT organizations need a unified
solution that allows them to track and protect multiple devices on
different platforms across the entire organization. Computrace Mobile
delivers that capability to organizations, providing them with a
complete view into their mobile landscape," said Rob Chase, chief
operating officer at Absolute Software. "As our customers strive to get
the most out of their mobile computing investments, our solution will
provide them with a single pane of glass for the visibility and
protection they need to reduce operational costs and losses due to
loss, data breach compliance, and inefficient allocation."
Computrace Mobile is supported on the following platforms: Windows
Mobile® 5, 6, 6.1, 6.2, and 6.5 handheld devices; Symbian - S60 Third Edition
and later releases; and BlackBerry® Mobile Versions 4.5 and later. Absolute Manage Mobile Device Management
allows organizations to manage the Apple® iOS devices (iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®) in their deployment.
* Geolocation is only performed with the prior consent of the device
owner on corporate liable devices.
How Computrace Technology Works
Computrace products are powered by the Absolute Software patented
Computrace persistence technology. When embedded in the firmware of
computers from leading computer manufacturers, Computrace can survive
operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats,
replacements and re-imaging, helping to ensure that the service is
there when it's needed most.* The Computrace Agent is virtually
undetectable and calls home to the Absolute Monitoring Center with IT
asset management information including the physical location of each
device. 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 get the computer back. Customers can also remotely delete
data, freeze a device, and remotely retrieve files to secure the device
(and the data it contains) - a reliable contingency in case other data
protection solutions fail.
*For a list of computers with firmware-embedded Computrace technology,
Computrace Mobile for the Android platform has been released into a
closed beta and will be made generally available in CY11 Q2.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking,
managing and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's
Computrace, Absolute Manage, and LoJack® for Laptops solutions provide theft recovery, data protection and
computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and
consumers. The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of
computers by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu,
General Dynamics Itronix, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba,
and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others,
including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com and http://blog.absolute.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to,
among other things, the expected performance, functionality and
availability of our services and products, and other expectations,
intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not
historical fact. When used in this press release, the words "plan,"
"expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current
expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, changes in technology and general market
conditions. In light of the many risks and uncertainties you should
understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
©2011 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace and
Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
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Canadian patents No. 2.211.735, No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K.
patents No. EP793823, No. GB2298302 and No. GB2338101. German patent
No. 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No.
JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor
disapproved of the information contained in this news release.
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