Computrace Data Protection Bundled with HP Notebook PCs Offered to U.S. Federal Market



    Three-year subscription to Absolute Software's remote data delete
    solution a standard feature in notebooks targeted at federal teleworkers

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation (TSX: ABT)
("Absolute"), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, announced
that its Computrace(R) Data Protection(TM) security solution will be available
on three new Hewlett-Packard ("HP") notebook PCs marketed toward teleworkers
in the U.S. Federal market. Until October 31, 2007, a three-year subscription
for Computrace Data Protection, Absolute's solution to remotely delete data on
missing or stolen computers, is included in the purchase price of HP Compaq
6910p, 6710p and 6715p notebook PCs available exclusively for U.S. Federal
customers.
    "Telework programs provide new challenges for federal agencies that must
balance the increased adoption of teleworking with practical data security
policies to meet growing regulatory requirements," said John Livingston,
Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "With Computrace Data Protection as a
standard feature on these HP business notebooks, secure teleworking is an
achievable reality for these organizations."
    According to Telework Exchange's "Remote Control - Federal CISOs Dish on
Mobility, Telework, and Data Security" 2007 study, underwritten by HP,
63 percent of Federal Chief Information Security Officers surveyed said
securing mobile devices is their top data security priority.
    "When telework programs are established with proper security training,
support and equipment, teleworkers do not pose a security threat to their
federal agencies," said Eric Brennan, director of Solutions Marketing,
Personal Systems Group at HP. "By implementing secure telework programs,
Federal employees and agencies can focus on and safely benefit from more
work/life balance, freedom, and cost-savings from reduced commute times."
    Computrace Data Protection allows agencies to track stationary, remote
and mobile computer assets and remotely wipe sensitive data if the computer is
lost or stolen. It can also be used effectively for lifecycle management to
ensure that computers are left clean and free of sensitive data at the end of
their life or lease. The product is centrally managed by the IT department,
providing visibility for up to 100% of their connected computer assets.
Computrace's Data Delete operation uses an algorithm that exceeds the United
States Department of Defense (DoD) deletion standard DOD5220.22-M and meets
the NATO deletion standard. Embedded in the BIOS firmware of these notebooks
and others by HP, Computrace Data Protection can survive operating
re-installations, hard-drive reformats, hard drive replacements and hard drive
re-imaging, which is critical in order to survive unauthorized removal
attempts in case of theft.
    For more information on this special offer and to order, call Absolute at
1-877-553-6862 or HP at 1-800-727-5472.

    Note: In order to use the Data Delete service, customers must first sign
a Pre-Authorization agreement and then purchase one or more RSA SecurID tokens
from Absolute Software. The ability to invoke a Data Delete rests entirely
with the registered user that has signed the agreement and purchased the RSA
SecurID token.

    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.

    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.
    LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under
    license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
    responsible for any content herein. 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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(416) 815-0700 x237

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