Absolute Launches Computrace Plug-In for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

    Computrace customers can now view asset tracking and security information
    within McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator

    VANCOUVER, April 21 /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 IT asset
management solutions today announced that as a member of the McAfee(R)
Security Innovation Alliance(TM) (SIA) partner program, Absolute has
integrated its Computrace(R) solution with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)
software. The integration, which has been awarded McAfee Compatible status,
enables customers to view Computrace tracking and security data within the
McAfee ePO console.
    Absolute has developed a tested Computrace plug-in for ePO software,
which enables Computrace tracking and security data to be displayed within the
ePO dashboard. This integrated Computrace and ePO solution allows IT
administrators to:

    -  Use ePO software to deploy the Computrace plug-in on ePO managed
    -  View Computrace plug-in coverage reports that include publisher,
       product, version and more
    -  Get periodic summary reports in ePO dashboards on all computers or
       mobile smartphones that have the Computrace Agent installed, and
       identify potential problems based on agent call patterns
    -  Determine when it is appropriate to take additional action in the
       Absolute Customer Center for geolocation tracking, recovery of missing
       assets, and/or performing remote Data Deletes.

    "With Absolute as part of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance
program, our customers can have a more holistic view of their IT security to
determine if they are secure, compliant or at risk," said Rich Cohen, Senior
Vice President, Business Development at Absolute. "The Computrace plug-in for
ePolicy Orchestrator will help lower their overall cost of managing security
while at the same time improving operational performance through an enhanced
    McAfee ePO allows enterprises and governments to centrally manage
security and compliance products from multiple vendors, offering unprecedented
cost savings and return on investment. With more than 35,000 customers and
managing close to 60 million computers and servers, this unique platform is
helping McAfee SIA partners to extend their reach and create complementary
    "We're pleased to see Absolute Software complete their integration and
testing with ePolicy Orchestrator software as part of the McAfee Security
Innovation Alliance program," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate
strategy and technology alliances, McAfee. "Benefits of our joint solution
include reduced operational costs, greater protection, and improved


    The Computrace plug-in is available to Absolute customers at no
additional cost. Absolute customers can get a complimentary copy of ePolicy
Orchestrator software directly from McAfee if they do not already have it
    For more information on Absolute and Computrace, please visit:
    For more information on the McAfee SIA and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator,
please visit: http://www.mcafee.com/sia.

    About Absolute Software

    Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft
recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(R) 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 firmware of computers by global
leaders, including 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 and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com and http://blog.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
compatibility of our products with other 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," "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)2009 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace,
Secure Asset Tracking and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute
Software Corporation. McAfee is a registered trademark or trademark of McAfee,
Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.
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. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither
approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

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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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