Absolute Software publishes the top 10 places computers are stolen from
and offers holiday special to protect consumers
VANCOUVER, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - Absolute Software Corporation ("Absolute" or
the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based,
patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and secure computer
lifecycle management solutions revealed today the top 10 target areas
for the theft of mobile computers. The maker of LoJack® for Laptops,
the leading anti-theft solution for consumers, also announced a special
holiday offer on its consumer solution.
The top 10 list reveals that consumer computers are more likely to be
stolen while at school or home, where families use their computers the
most. The list is based on theft reports filed to the Absolute Theft
Recovery Team by Absolute customers over a one-year period. With the
holidays approaching, Absolute is warning that the risk of computers
being stolen from the home is higher than what may be perceived by
"The trends in this list may surprise some computer owners. According to
our experience, consumers think 'it won't happen to me' and take
chances. They often think of security issues only when they are on the
move," said Mark Grace, vice president of consumer business at Absolute
Software. "However, with schools and residences topping the list of
places computers are stolen, owners need to be extra cautious,
particularly around the holidays when home burglaries often increase.
LoJack for Laptops helps protect you from computer theft year-round.
That's why we are offering consumers a give one, get one free deal on
LoJack for Laptops this holiday season."
This holiday season, consumers can purchase a license of LoJack for
Laptops and receive a second license for a friend or relative, free.*
Computer owners can take advantage of this offer by visiting www.lojackforlaptops.com. Once activated, computer owners can access:
Geolocation - For day-to-day use (in non-theft scenarios), consumers can keep track
of their computer on an internet-based map. Useful for customers who want to check if the computer's location has
changed while they are away from home.
Device freeze - If a computer is suspected to be simply lost and not stolen,
customers can freeze their computer and display a custom message for
whoever finds it. In addition, an unauthorized user cannot access the
content on the computer, keeping private information safe in an effort
to prevent identity theft.
Remote data delete - To protect their personal information, customers can choose to delete
a pre-set group of files or all files, including the operating system.
Managed theft recovery - If a computer is stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team will work
with local law enforcement to recover it.
Top 10 Places Consumer Computers Are Stolen
Universities and Colleges
Hotels and Motels
Restaurants and Cafes
Stores and Shopping Malls
Public Transit (includes taxis, buses, trains, etc)
Airports (terminals, security checkpoints, storage areas and airport
*Limited time offer. See www.lojackforlaptops.com for additional details and to purchase.
Mark Grace continued, "Last year, Absolute recovered over 5,000
computers, and assisted in the conviction of over 500 felons ranging
from burglars to murderers. With LoJack for Laptops, consumers can
strike back against crime. We protect more than 2 million consumers
today, let us give you the same peace of mind - knowing your essential
computing device and data are protected."
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.
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,"
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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.
©2010 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.
5,764,892, No. 5,802,280, No. 5,896,497, No. 6,087,937, No. 6,244,758,
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.
SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation
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