Absolute Bolsters Laptop Security Solutions with Emergency Remote File Retrieval

    Absolute delivers post-theft file retrieval capability for commercial

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute"
or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based,
patented, Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset
Tracking(R) solutions today announced that it is adding Emergency Remote Data
Retrieval capabilities to its industry-leading laptop management suite
Computrace(R). When a computer is stolen, Absolute clients will be able to
specify sensitive files on the computer, securely retrieve them remotely and
then execute an emergency data delete operation to ensure the files do not
fall into the wrong hands.
    "We are always in search of new capabilities to assist our customers when
they are faced with a lost or stolen computer," said John Livingston, Chairman
and CEO of Absolute Software. "In providing theft recovery services for more
than ten years, we have learned that mobile computers unfortunately go missing
when our customers least expect it. Often, these computers contain sensitive
information or unique documents that are not saved anywhere else. Ask
yourself, how often you back up your own files, and you will get a sense for
how often this is the case - particularly for regular business travelers.
Delivering the ability to select these files, remotely retrieve them and then
delete them from a stolen computer is a major pillar in the ultimate mobile
computer management and security system."
    With this new service, Absolute customers will have a wider range of
services available, both as theft deterrents and for post-theft mitigation.

    Pre-theft management capabilities include the ability to:

    -   Inventory computers that are in the field, disconnected from the LAN
    -   Report on installed software, software installations and hardware
    -   Check antivirus and encryption software status remotely
    -   Track leased computers to ensure timely returns
    -   Deter theft through loss control and policy management

    Post-theft damage mitigation capabilities include the ability to:

    -   Physically recover missing computers and gather evidence for
    -   Remotely delete sensitive information
    -   Determine whether sensitive files have been accessed by thieves
    -   Remotely disable stolen computers, making them useless to thieves
    -   (*)NEW(*) Remotely retrieve sensitive files prior to remote deletion

    Added Livingston, "As the proven leading provider of emergency services
for lost or stolen computers, our customers have the ability to choose the
level of response appropriate for their unique situation - everything from
recovering the computer and determining who stole it to remotely deleting any
sensitive data. With this new service, customers will be able to retrieve
their files so they can remain productive while Absolute performs additional
emergency services."
    For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions, please visit

    About Absolute Software

    Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace software is embedded in the firmware of computers by global
leaders, including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, MPC, 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 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; the possible
addition of features or services to current Absolute offerings, such as
emergency remote data retrieval, including the anticipated availability of any
such features or services, if any; 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) 2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace,
Secure Asset Tracking and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute
Software Corporation. 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.

For further information:

For further information: Public Relations: Leslie Campisi, Affect
Strategies, leslie@affectstrategies.com or (212) 398-9680 x144; Investor
Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group, dmason@equicomgroup.com or
(416) 815-0700 x237

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