Absolute Software and Hospital Network to Discuss Data Breach Prevention at 2008 HIMSS Conference

    Allina Hospitals & Clinics relates experience using technology to secure
    laptop computers during presentation at annual healthcare conference

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 19 /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(TM) solutions announced today that it will join Allina Hospitals &
Clinics for a presentation on data breach prevention in healthcare at the 2008
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in
Orlando, Florida. The presentation titled "Best Practices for Data Breach
Prevention in Healthcare" will be held February 27 at 4:15-5:00 pm in the
HIMSS Product Pavilion.
    During this compact 45-minute session, Brad Myrvold, Manager of Desktop
Technology for 11-hospital Allina Hospitals & Clinics will relate his
experiences balancing the benefits of laptop and tablet PCs with the
requirement to protect EPHI from data breach. He will be joined by Absolute
Software's VP Healthcare Don Hughes for a discussion of Allina's innovative
use of Internet-based IT asset management, remote data delete and computer
theft recovery technologies.

    Date:     Wednesday, February 27

    Time:     4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, HIMSS Product

    Learn more about data breach prevention in healthcare. Download
"Compliance, Protection, Recovery: a Layered Approach to Laptop Security for
Healthcare Organizations" at: www.absolute.com/HIMSSPR.
    Please visit Absolute Software's HIMSS exhibition booth No. 6878 or visit
us on the Web at: http://www.absolute.com/markets/healthcare.asp

    How Computrace Solutions Work

    The Computrace(R) Software Agent that powers Absolute Software's
solutions is embedded in the BIOS of computers from the world's leading
computer manufactures(1). It can be activated by customers when they purchase
a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.
    When a computer equipped with Computrace is reported stolen, Computrace
sends a silent signal over the Internet to Absolute's Monitoring Center,
providing critical location information. Absolute then works with local law
enforcement to help recover the computer. Embedded in the firmware of a
computer, the stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating
system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and
    For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, please
visit www.absolute.com or www.lojackforlaptops.com/.

    (1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit

    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, 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, 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)2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
    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

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Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group, dmason@equicomgroup.com, or
(416) 815-0700 x237

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