Absolute Software Attains Gold Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program



    Computer security software + services pioneer strengthens relationship
    with Microsoft

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT)
("Absolute", or the "Company"), the leading provider of firmware-based,
patented Computrace Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset
Tracking(TM) today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in
the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV Software Solutions. As
a Gold Certified Partner, Absolute has demonstrated its expertise with
Microsoft-based technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich
set of benefits, including access to training and support, helping to give
them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
    Absolute's patented Computrace(R) technology offers customers the
flexibility, cost-effectiveness and minimal hardware requirements that are
common to Microsoft-based software + services technology solutions. Designed
to help customers manage regulatory compliance, data protection and the
recovery of missing computers, Absolute's solutions combine a persistent
BIOS-embedded(1) software agent and a subscription-based service. Computrace
can be deployed in a fraction of the time it takes to implement traditional IT
asset management solutions, requires no additional hardware and provides the
added advantages of remote data deletion and recovery services(2). With remote
access to all Internet-connected computers, Computrace can also act as a
platform to help IT departments enforce license compliance for existing
on-premise software packages.
    "The Microsoft Partner Program brings together technology providers who
are passionate about making an impact on the Canadian economy," said Lora
Gernon, Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. "Absolute Software, who
has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, demonstrates commitment
to growing Canada's technology industry by focusing on excellence in the IT
security industry."
    Gold Certification is provided by Microsoft to technology partners that
meet the company's high expectations of Microsoft-based technology experience.
Gold Certified Partners also exhibit the knowledge, skills, and commitment to
help implement Microsoft-based technology solutions.
    According to John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software, "We
look forward to contributing our significant SaaS expertise as we work closely
with Microsoft and its vast technology partner ecosystem to develop our
solutions and promote the advantages of Microsoft's Software + Services
platform."
    The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and
represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of technology
partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated framework that
recognizes technology partner experience, rewards the total impact that
technology partners have in the marketplace, and delivers more value to help
technology partners' businesses be successful.
    For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, please
visit www.absolute.com.

    
    (1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit
        www.absolute.com/BIOS.

    (2) Certain conditions apply. For full details visit:
        www.absolute.com/pdf/eula.pdf.
    

    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, 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 or 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 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) 2007 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
    and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
    All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 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: Courtney Chauvin, Affect
Strategies, (212) 398-9680, courtney@affectstrategies.com; Investor Relations:
Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x237,
dmason@equicomgroup.com

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