Absolute Announces Computrace Mobile for BlackBerry(R) Smartphones at the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit



    
       Absolute announces general availability of its asset management,
             data protection and geolocation capabilities for the
                         popular BlackBerry platform.
    

    GARTNER Wireless & Mobile Summit, CHICAGO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Absolute(R)
Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading
provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection
and IT asset management solutions, today announced that it launched
Computrace(R) Mobile for the BlackBerry(R) platform. The new solution delivers
asset management, data protection and geolocation tracking for the popular
BlackBerry line of smartphones.
    The launch follows a successful beta program that allowed select Absolute
customers to test Computrace Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones within their
live IT operations. One beta test customer, John D. Halamka, CIO, Beth Israel
Deaconess & Harvard Medical School, commented, "I depend on my BlackBerry(R)
to run five different organizations, $100 million in annual budgets, and 800
emails a day. The Computrace Agent enables me to track my Blackberry(R) via
its internal GPS. Also, it enables my staff to track my location to an
accuracy of about 20 meters. Over my 60 days of testing, it accurately tracked
geolocation 24x7."
    "Our customers have the competitive advantage of being able to manage
their laptops, desktops and smartphones from a single portal, helping to
reduce operational costs and losses due to theft and inefficient allocation,"
said John Livingston, president and CEO of Absolute Software. "We continue to
extend our platform to ensure organizations have the visibility and protection
they need to get the most from their investments in mobile computing."

    
    Key benefits of Computrace Mobile

       -  Reduced IT operational costs with the ability to manage IT assets
          from a single portal, the Absolute Customer Center, for the
          reporting of hardware, software and user information for
          smartphones and mobile computers.
       -  An additional layer of data protection and increased compliance
          with government data breach laws through remote Data Delete
          capabilities.
       -  Ability to track smartphones using geolocation and display the
          location on a map.(*)
    

    How Computrace Mobile works

    After Computrace Mobile is installed and activated on smartphones, it
reports asset and location information every 30 minutes. IT administrators can
detect hardware and software changes on the smartphone, as well as run daily
reports to see its locations using Google Maps(TM) within the secure Absolute
Customer Center. If a smartphone is lost or stolen, IT administrators can
issue a Data Delete command using the Absolute Customer Center portal. Upon
receiving the Data Delete command, the Computrace Agent on the smartphone
permanently deletes sensitive information, helping to keep it out of the hands
of unauthorized users.

    Pricing and Availability

    Computrace Mobile is currently available for BlackBerry OS versions 4.2.1
and later, including consumer models and all future models, as well as all
Windows Mobile(R) 5 and 6 handheld devices such as the MOTO Q(TM), Palm(R)
Treo(TM) and Samsung(R) BlackJack(TM). Computrace Mobile is available for
purchase with an MSRP of $13.95 for a 1-year subscription through Absolute
Software at 1-800-220-0733, or go to www.absolute.com for more information.

    
    (*) Geolocation is only performed with the prior consent of the device
    owner. The geolocation feature is available for BlackBerry operating
    system versions 4.2.1 and later.
    

    About the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit

    Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit offers new concepts and best practices
to increase ROI on wireless investment, insights on the future of wireless,
and unbiased perspectives on devices, systems, integration and the latest
trends. The summit provides the critical information necessary to make the
best choices to reduce costs, while maximizing current and new mobile
initiatives. Additional information is available at
www.gartner.com/us/wireless.

    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 software is embedded in the firmware of computers by global
leaders, including ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, Gammatech, Gateway, 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
blog.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, the
availability and cost of certain services and products, the accuracy of and
legal requirements for operating certain 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.

    (C)2009 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace,
Absolute and Secure Asset Tracking are registered trademarks of Absolute
Software Corporation. The trademark BlackBerry is owned by Research In Motion
Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or
registered in other countries. Absolute Software Corporation is not endorsed,
sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion
Limited. Google and Google Maps are trademarks of Google Inc. Windows Mobile
is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries. Motorola and MOTO Q are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Motorola Inc. Palm and Treo are among the trademarks or registered
trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. Samsung is a registered
trademark and BlackJack is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and
its related entities. 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.

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