Absolute Software extends secure asset tracking, data protection and
geolocation capabilities to the popular Android platform
VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-based endpoint security and management
solutions that reduce IT costs, prove regulatory compliance, respond to
computer theft, and optimize productivity, announced general
availability of the Computrace Mobile for the Android platform for May
Computrace Mobile for the Android platform will provide organizations
Reduced operational costs associated with managing mobile devices by
leveraging the Computrace platform's integrated Customer Center
reporting for hardware, software and user information.
An additional layer of data protection and increased compliance with
government data breach laws through remote Data Delete capabilities.
The ability to geolocate a device and display it on an internet map
including current and historical locations*.
"With a growing number of non-traditional devices accessing our
corporate network, the need to be able to track and secure these
devices really is mission critical," said Karl Yeager, Tier 2 IT
Technical Support, Delray Plants. "With Computrace Mobile, we are able
to know where these devices are and, more importantly, take the
necessary action if a device is at risk."
"Today's organizations are challenged with managing multiple devices
across multiple platforms. With the risk of sensitive data being
compromised a constant threat, IT departments require a solution that
provides them with complete visibility into all of their devices,
regardless of whether they are on or off the network," said Stephen
Midgley, vice president, global marketing at Absolute Software. "As IT
departments add non-Windows devices into their deployment, they need to
ensure they take a layered approach to security by knowing where these
devices are and being able to react when such devices are at risk.
Computrace Mobile delivers such a solution to organizations."
Computrace Mobile is supported on the following platforms: Windows
Mobile® 5, 6, 6.1, 6.2, and 6.5 handheld devices; Symbian - S60 Third Edition
and later releases; and BlackBerry® Mobile Versions 4.5 and later. Absolute Manage Mobile Device Management
allows organizations to manage the Apple® iOS devices (iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch®) in their deployment.
* Geolocation is only performed with the prior consent of the device
owner on corporate liable devices.
How Computrace Technology Works
Computrace products are powered by the Absolute Software patented
Computrace persistence technology. When embedded in the firmware of
computers from leading computer manufacturers, Computrace can survive
operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats,
replacements and re-imaging, helping to ensure that the service is
there when it's needed most.* The Computrace Agent is virtually
undetectable and calls home to the Absolute Monitoring Center with IT
asset management information including the physical location of each
device. If a computer is reported stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery
Team works on behalf of the customer to gather evidence from the
computer to identify the thief's location, and then works with local
police to get the computer back. Customers can also remotely delete
data, freeze a device, and remotely retrieve files to secure the device
(and the data it contains) - a reliable contingency in case other data
protection solutions fail.
*For a list of computers with firmware-embedded Computrace technology,
Computrace Mobile for the Android platform will be made generally
available in May 2011. More product information can be found by
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking,
managing and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's
Computrace, Absolute Manage, and LoJack® for Laptops solutions provide theft recovery, data protection and
computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and
consumers. The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of
computers by global leaders, including Acer, 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, visit www.absolute.com and http://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,
functionality and availability of our 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.
©2011 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
responsible for any content herein. U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No.
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No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, No. 6,507,914, No. 7818557, No. 7818803.
Canadian patents No. 2.211.735, No. 2,284,806 and No. 2,205,370. U.K.
patents No. EP793823, No. GB2298302 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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