Lenovo supports secure IT asset management for customers with mixed
laptop/desktop computing environments
VANCOUVER, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT), the
leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computrace(R) Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) today announced that
Lenovo is now shipping its ThinkCentre(R) line of business desktops with
Computrace embedded support in the BIOS. With this expanded support for
Computrace, Lenovo customers can now activate Absolute Software's services on
the complete range of ThinkPad(R) laptops, 3000 Series Notebook computers and
"Lenovo understands that unified security and management has become
critical across a customer's entire computer population," said John
Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "By embedding support for
Computrace in its popular line of ThinkCentre desktops, Lenovo is giving its
business customers the ability to both manage and secure their entire computer
populations using a single tool."
Beginning with a February 2005 agreement, Lenovo has embedded support for
Absolute Software's computer tracking software product Computrace(R) in the
BIOS of its laptop products. More recently, Lenovo has embedded support for
the product across its entire mobile product line - including all new
ThinkPad(R) and 3000 Series Notebook computers. Today's announcement expands
Lenovo's support for Computrace in mixed laptop/desktop computer populations
by supporting the product in its line of ThinkCentre desktops.
Support for the Computrace agent embedded in the BIOS(1) of computers is
shipped turned off and can be activated by purchasing a subscription to one of
Absolute Software's Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset
Tracking(TM) solutions. Once activated, customers can log into an online
Customer Center to centrally manage up to 100% of their Internet-connected PC
assets from a single user interface. In the event that a computer is stolen or
goes missing, Absolute can help recover it or remotely wipe data(2) to ensure
that sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands.
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, please
(1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit
(2) Certain conditions apply. For full details visit:
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/.
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(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
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