Available Soon for the Samsung GALAXY S4
VANCOUVER, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices
today announced it is first to market with a consumer theft recovery
solution for Android smartphones.
This solution is the result of the Absolute Software and Samsung global partnership announced in early April 2013. Samsung has embedded patented Absolute persistence technology into select Samsung GALAXY devices starting with the Samsung
Leveraging the same Absolute persistence technology used in LoJack for Laptops, once installed and activated it cannot be removed even if the device
is restored to factory settings. When a protected Samsung GALAXY S4 is
stolen, the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team will
work with law enforcement globally to get the device back. Users can
also remotely lock, locate their device or delete sensitive files to
prevent identity theft.
Smartphone theft is on the rise, more than 40 percent of all robberies
in New York City involve smartphones and other cell phones. Other major
US cities have similar statistics, with robberies involving cell phones
comprising 30-40 percent of all robberies.*
"Absolute's unique approach to investigations and theft recovery is
exactly what is needed to solve this serious epidemic of smartphone and
mobile device theft that is sweeping across our nation," stated Sheriff
Leon Lott, Sheriff, Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's
"With the rapid growth of smartphone use, mobile theft has increased
extensively putting consumers at personal risk. I am thrilled we can
provide consumers with a solution to address this serious issue," said
Mark Grace, Vice President, Consumer at Absolute Software. "With our
consumer theft recovery solution installed and activated on Samsung
GALAXY S4s, users can rest assured that their device can be recovered
in the event it is stolen with the help of the Absolute Investigations
and Recovery Services team, which has assisted in more than 29,000
successful recoveries in 98 countries."
*FCC, Announcement of New Initiatives to Combat Smartphone and Data Theft, April 10, 2012
The consumer theft recovery solution for Android smartphones will be
available early this summer starting at $29.99 with several
subscription options ranging from one year up to four years. For more
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
ultra-portable devices and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device
security and management tracking for more than 20 years, has over
30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor
in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools,
Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage®, Absolute Service,
Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for Laptops - provide
organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance,
securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control
over all of their devices and data. Absolute persistence technology is
embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and
smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP,
Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, 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.
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©2013 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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No. 8,307,055, No. 8,332,953, No. 8,346,234 and No. 8,418,226. Canadian
patents No. 2,211,735, No. 2,284,806, and No. 2,205,370. U.K. patents
No. EP0793823, No. GB2298302, and No. GB2338101. German patent No.
69512534. Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No. JP4067035.
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SOURCE: Absolute Software Corporation
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