Absolute extends computer security and IT asset management leadership to
VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute"
or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of patented computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions announced
today the general availability of Computrace(R) Mobile. Based on the
successful Computrace desktop and laptop management solution from Absolute,
the addition of Computrace Mobile allows organizations to manage and secure
their supported handheld devices within their mobile computer population.
Computrace Mobile gives organizations the ability to centrally manage
their handheld devices and remotely delete all or select files. IT
administrators can install Computrace Mobile on supported handheld devices,
enabling organizations to delete sensitive data from lost or stolen devices
and reduce costs associated with managing mobile devices and users, ensuring
compliance with policies and producing reports.
Computrace Mobile is supported on all Windows Mobile(R) 5 and 6 handheld
devices including popular models like the MOTO Q, Treo 750 and Samsung
BlackJack. In 2007, the worldwide sales to end users of devices using Windows
Mobile rose to 14.7 million devices, which was an 86.9% increase compared to
2006. (Gartner Dataquest, Market Share: Smartphones, Worldwide, 4Q07 and 2007,
"Computrace Mobile underscores our commitment to provide our customers
with the tools they need to manage all their computing assets from a single,
integrated user interface," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute
Software. "Organizations have traditionally struggled to manage mobile assets
like laptops and handheld devices. For many, this has complicated efforts to
comply with the growing presence of data privacy regulation. With the
availability of Computrace Mobile, Absolute is uniquely positioned to provide
an asset management and data delete tool for mobile devices to help
organizations avoid costly data breach penalties."
Computrace Mobile delivers:
- The industry's only one-stop solution for the management of all
remote computers and handhelds owned by an organization.
- 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.
Prior to general availability, Absolute conducted a beta test and
received positive feedback:
After running the beta test, Brian Kelly, Director of Information
Security and Network Operations at Quinnipiac University said, "Quinnipiac
University is always concerned about the security of our devices and the data
stored on them. We can now use Computrace Mobile to manage and track mobile
assets, giving us visibility into a previously unmanaged area. Additionally
Computrace Mobile supports the full range of Secure Data Delete operations."
More information about Computrace Mobile can be found at
For more information on the complete range of Computrace solutions for
organizations and individuals, please visit www.absolute.com or
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 BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including Dell, Fujitsu, 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.
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(C)2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
Windows Mobile is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries. 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
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