Absolute and GammaTech Deliver Firmware-Based Anti-Theft and Management for Durabook Notebooks



    VANCOUVER, and FREMONT, CA, Aug. 14 /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 and GammaTech Computer Corporation, a worldwide
leading manufacturer of notebook computers, today announced that GammaTech's
popular Durabook rugged notebooks are now available with support for
Absolute's mobile computer anti-theft and management solution Computrace(R)
built in at the factory.
    "By design, Durabook mobile PCs are built to spend their working lives
out of the office, in the field with military personnel, federal and state
employees - and corporate road warriors," said Steven Gau, President of
GammaTech. "Our two-year service and support guarantee reflects our confidence
that these notebooks can stand up to the spills, drops and other risks outside
the office. Absolute's Computrace management and security services are an
ideal complement to the Durabook's performance and durability."
    Effective immediately, GammaTech has begun embedding support for
Absolute's patented Computrace technology in the firmware of popular Durabook
models. Computrace-enabled models include the D14RY, D15RP and D15TS which
allow for optional encrypted hard drives for an additional layer of data
security.
    With Computrace built in, GammaTech customers have access to the complete
range of Absolute's Computrace and Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops
anti-theft and management solutions. Capabilities include the ability to:

    
    -   Track and manage computers on the LAN or in the field
    -   Remotely delete sensitive information for regulatory compliance
    -   Physically recover lost or stolen computers
    -   Easily inventory all computers regardless of their location
    -   Remotely inventory software licenses
    -   Detect hardware changes or prohibited software installations
    -   Conduct post-theft forensic investigations into computer use
    

    "Mobile employees, particular those in federal and state government
roles, travel - in automobiles and frequently in high theft areas like
airports," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute. "More than 50%
of mobile professionals carry confidential company information on their
notebook and 12,000 notebooks are lost weekly in U.S. airports alone(1).
Absolute provides the industry's standard solution for protecting mobile
computer users from this threat. We offer computer users like GammaTech's
customers the ability to recover those computers that go missing and remotely
delete sensitive information to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands."

    How Absolute's Computrace Solutions Work

    Computrace software is embedded in the firmware of computers right at the
factory for extreme tamper-resistance.(2) 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 uses 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.

    For more information about Absolute and its line of Computrace solutions
visit www.absolute.com.

    To learn more about GammaTech Computer Corporation and the DURABOOK line
of notebook computers, please visit http://www.gammatechusa.com.

    
    (1) Ponemon Institute Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops,
        sponsored by Dell, June 2008

    (2) For a complete list of BIOS-supported GammaTech computers visit:
        www.absolute.com/partners/GammaTech.asp.
    

    About GammaTech Computer Corporation

    GammaTech Computer Corporation is a global leader specializing in design,
manufacturing and sales of award-winning, build-to-order, portable notebook
computers. GammaTech provides its customers with full service and support.
GammaTech is well known in the industry as a top tier ODM manufacturer.
Headquartered in Fremont, CA, GammaTech Computer Corporation was established
in 1987.

    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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For further information:

For further information: Public Relations: Leslie Campisi, Affect
Strategies, leslie@affectstrategies.com or (212) 398-9680 x144; Investor
Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group, dmason@equicomgroup.com or
(416) 815-0700 x237; GammaTech, Cindy Chou, Marketing,
Cindy_chou@gammatechusa.com or (510) 492-0828 x389

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