Surrey School District reveals strategies for securing classroom laptops
during annual education technology conference
VANCOUVER, March 7 /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 Surrey School
District for a presentation on securing classroom laptops during the 2008
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) conference in Arlington, Virginia. The
presentation titled "Laptop Security in the Classroom: Best Practices for
Protecting Mobile Learning" will be held March 10 at 3:00-3:30 pm in the Hyatt
Regency Crystal City's Potomac VI.
During this compact 30-minute session, Dan Turner, Director, Information
Management Services for 120-school Surrey School District will discuss
strategies the district has used to securely manage its 13,000 computers. He
will be joined by laptop security expert David Hawks from Absolute Software
for a discussion of Surrey School District's extensive use of Internet-based
IT asset management, remote data delete and computer theft recovery technology
on classroom computers.
Date: Monday, March 10
Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA, Potomac VI
Learn more about laptop management for the classroom. Download
"Compliance, Protection, Recovery: a Layered Approach to Laptop Security for
Education" at: www.absolute.com/education.
Please visit Absolute Software's CoSN exhibition booth No. 316 or visit
us on the Web at: http://www.absolute.com/markets/education.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 manufacturers.(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. To date, Absolute has recovered more
than 5,000 lost or stolen computers on behalf of its customers.
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 re-imaging.
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.
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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
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