Absolute Software and McAfee collaborate to offer customers a
comprehensive security and theft recovery solution
VANCOUVER and SANTA CLARA, CA, April 8 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software
Corporation ("Absolute") (TSX: ABT) and McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) announced
today that Absolute's Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops, a home and home
office computer theft recovery and data protection service, will now be
available for purchase at http://home.mcafee.com/Store/ for McAfee customers
in the U.S.
The addition of Absolute's Computrace LoJack for Laptops security
solution offers McAfee customers a more comprehensive computer security
package. With LoJack for Laptops in place, customers can be assured that if
their computer is stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team will gather
evidence and work with law enforcement to get their computer back. In
addition, customers who purchase a Computrace LoJack for Laptops Premium
subscription can remotely delete sensitive files, including financial
information and saved passwords to ensure their personal files don't fall into
the wrong hands.
"McAfee security suites in combination with LoJack for Laptops will bring
together two of the industry's leading computer security solutions," said Mark
Grace, Vice President, Consumer Business at Absolute. "By using the layered
approach to computer security that McAfee security solutions and Absolute's
LoJack for Laptops offer together, customers can rest assured that their
computers, data and identities are protected from the growing threats of
malicious software and computer theft."
McAfee subscribers who acquire LoJack for Laptops can have the Absolute
Theft Recovery Team:
- Track, locate and physically recover stolen computers
- Work with law enforcement and gather evidence to help prosecute
- Remotely delete and overwrite sensitive information with subscription
to the Premium edition of the service.
LoJack for Laptops Premium subscribers can also benefit from a $1,000
Service Guarantee if a computer isn't recovered or data deleted within 60 days
"When consumers purchase McAfee security suites as well as Absolute's
LoJack for Laptops it gives them the protection from two common headaches that
computer owners face: rampant computer and Internet threats and computer
thieves," said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager of
McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. "By offering our customers
Absolute's LoJack for Laptops as part of their shopping and renewal
experience, we are making it that much easier to get comprehensive protection
conveniently and cost-effectively."
Pricing and Availability
Absolute's Computrace LoJack for Laptops Standard one year subscription
is now available for $39.99 at
http://home.mcafee.com/Store/Package.aspx?pkgid=335. Absolute's Computrace
LoJack for Laptops Premium one year subscription is now available for $59.99
How LoJack for Laptops Works
LoJack for Laptops is powered by Absolute's patented Computrace
technology. The Computrace Agent is virtually undetectable and phones home to
the Absolute Monitoring Center with location information. If a computer is
reported stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team can gather evidence from the
computer to identify the thief and get the computer back. When embedded in the
firmware of computers from leading computer manufactures,(2) Computrace can
survive 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 for LoJack for Laptops ranging from 1-4 years.
(1) Certain conditions apply. For full Service Guarantee terms, see
(2) For a complete list of firmware-supported computers, see
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's
largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is relentlessly
committed to tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company
delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems
and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the
Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning
research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users,
businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove
compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify
vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(R) 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 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 and Computrace, 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 of our services and products, possible
guarantee payment eligibility, availability of our services and products for
purchase, 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
(C)2009 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace,
Absolute and Secure Asset Tracking 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
responsible for any content herein. 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. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. The
Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information
contained in this news release.
For further information:
For further information: Absolute Public Relations: Leslie Campisi,
Affect Strategies, firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 398-9680 x144; McAfee
Public Relations: Kim Eichorn, McAfee, Inc., email@example.com or (408)
346-3606; Absolute Investor Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group,
firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 815-0700 x237