Consumers Can Now Purchase the First Theft Recovery Solution for Android
VANCOUVER, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today announced LoJack™ for Mobile Devices is now available for
purchase for protecting Android smartphones starting with the Samsung
LoJack for Mobile Devices is the first Consumer theft recovery solution
for Android smartphones and available for purchase through the LoJack
for Mobile Devices website. Leveraging the same Absolute persistence
technology used in Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops, the solution cannot
be removed by a factory reset once the app is installed by the user and
activated. When a protected Samsung GALAXY S4 smartphone is stolen, the
Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team will work with law enforcement globally to get the device back.
Users can also remotely lock, locate their device or delete sensitive
files to prevent identity theft.
"Absolute's Computrace and LoJack for Laptops have provided trusted
theft protection and theft recovery for laptops and desktop computers
for almost 20 years. Now we have expanded our support through LoJack
for Mobile Devices to Android smartphones starting with the Samsung
GALAXY S4," said Mark Grace, Vice President, Consumer at Absolute
Software. "Smartphone theft is a worldwide epidemic; I commend Samsung
for working with us to take steps to stop this serious issue using
Absolute persistence technology. With Absolute persistence technology
embedded in Samsung GALAXY S4 smartphones, the owner can activate the
'kill switch' and with LoJack for Mobile Devices tracking and location
solution those responsible for theft can be identified or located and
"Laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones embedded with Absolute
persistence, and protected with Absolute Computrace, allow
investigators such as ours to work collaboratively with the Absolute
Investigations and Recovery team to recover these devices when they are
reported stolen," said Sherriff Leon Lott at Richland County Sheriff's
Department. "Now that Absolute persistence is embedded in the Samsung
Galaxy S4 smartphone, device thieves will be deterred and if they are
stolen, we can work with the Absolute Recovery team to recover them."
LoJack for Mobile Devices is available in North America starting at
$29.99 for a one year subscription. For more information: www.lojackformobiledevices.com
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers
worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage®,
Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for
Laptops - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove
compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility
and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned
on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client
Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management
Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both
Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure
and manage many different types of devices using a single solution.
Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of
computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders,
including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic,
Samsung, 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.
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©2013 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
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