Absolute Adds GPS Tracking to Industry-Leading Mobile IT Asset Management Suite



    Absolute's laptop management solution maps remote laptop location

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or
the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented,
Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM)
solutions announced today the availability of geolocation tracking for
Computrace(R). The solution complements Absolute's IP tracking capabilities by
allowing IT asset managers to track GPS-enabled laptops in the field to within
10 meters (33 feet) and view reports on their location using Google(TM) Maps
technology.
    "Thanks to companies like Qualcomm and their industry leading Gobi
initiative, GPS tracking information is becoming more prevalent in computing
devices. Adding geolocation tracking to Computrace bolsters the value we
deliver to our customers in two major ways," said John Livingston, Chairman
and CEO of Absolute. "Absolute's customers can now see where their assets are,
find them more easily and assist in the earlier detection of missing
computers. This capability is further enhanced by the visual nature of the
reports that allow users to view computers plotted on a map. Secondly, when a
computer goes missing GPS tracking information becomes a powerful forensic
tool in the hands of our experienced Theft Recovery Team."

    How It Works

    Geolocation tracking complements Absolute's core Internet-based tracking
and reporting capabilities. Using embedded GPS receivers from popular
manufacturers, Computrace acquires latitude and longitude location information
from remote computers for display in Absolute's Web-based IT asset management
portal. With this information, Computrace can plot the current location of all
supported GPS-enabled computers in a customer's account. Alternatively, the
location history of an individual asset can be viewed.

    Securing and Managing Mobile Computers

    Computrace's geolocation tracking is the latest addition to the product
suite of mobile computer security and management tools from Absolute. Using
Absolute's SaaS-delivered products, IT asset managers and compliance personnel
can:

    
    -   Track and manage computers on the LAN or in the field
    -   Remotely delete sensitive information for regulatory compliance
    -   Easily inventory all computers regardless of their location
    -   Remotely inventory software licenses
    -   Detect hardware changes or prohibited software installations
    

    In addition, Absolute's investigative team can deploy forensic tools to
compromised assets to physically recover lost or stolen computers and to
conduct post-theft forensic investigations into computer use.

    How Computrace Solutions Work

    Computrace(R) software is embedded in the firmware of computers from the
world's leading computer manufacturers right at the factory for extreme
tamper-resistance.(1) The stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving
operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats,
replacements and re-imaging. It can be activated by customers when they
purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.
    When a computer is stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team uses
information sent via Computrace to investigate computer thefts, document
evidence and work with local law enforcement to physically recover missing
computers and prosecute computer thieves. To augment their investigation, the
team deploys a powerful set of theft recovery tools developed by Absolute,
which include capabilities such as keystroke loggers, cameras, location
tracking (Wi-Fi triangulation, GPS) and remote access terminals. These tools
are only employed post-theft with express customer authorization and consent
and are used exclusively by Absolute's trained professionals in order to
protect privacy.
    Geolocation tracking is available immediately with Computrace at no
additional cost to Absolute customers.(2)

    A complete list of supported GPS receivers can be found at
www.absolute.com/geolocation. For more information about Absolute and its line
of Computrace solutions visit www.absolute.com.

    
    (1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit
        www.absolute.com/BIOS.
    (2) Customer computers must be fitted with a supported GPS receiver.
    

    About Absolute Software

    Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace(R) software is embedded in the firmware of computers by global
leaders, including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, MPC, 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 and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, the expected performance of our services and products, possible
guarantee payment eligibility, 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.

    (C)2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
Google is a trademark of Google Inc. Computrace U.S. patents No. 5,715,174,
No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280, No. 5,896,497, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No.
6,300,863, and No. 6,507,914. Canadian patents No. 2,284,806 and No.
2,205,370. U.K. patents No. EP793823 and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 695
125 34.6-08. Australian patent No. 699045. The Toronto Stock Exchange has
neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news
release.

    
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