VANCOUVER, Oct. 8, 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 the launch of Absolute Safe Schools. Absolute Safe Schools is a comprehensive solution that keeps students
and the community safer while securing mobile devices through
protection and recovery.
As mobile computing becomes an essential component of education, and
many children have several personal mobile devices, schools are now
faced with the growing challenge of educating their students on safe
use. Absolute Software now provides a solution for K12 with the launch
of Absolute Safe Schools. Absolute Safe Schools is designed to educate
students, staff and parents on how to avoid becoming easy targets for
criminals, providing them with best practices and safe actions when
carrying mobile devices. This includes onsite safety education sessions
and videos, featuring the Absolute Investigation and Recovery Services team, safety tips, "Protected Campus" theft deterrent materials and
toll-free theft tip line.
"Children today are often targeted by thieves for the mobile devices
they carry. The results can be deadly. We commend Absolute Software for
introducing Absolute Safe Schools to keep students and the community
safer while securing mobile devices through protection and recovery,"
stated Sean Burke, President at School Safety Advocacy Council.
The Absolute Safe Schools solution works in conjunction with Absolute
Software's proven theft-recovery software - Absolute Computrace® and Computrace Mobile Theft Management. The Absolute Safe Schools solution provides rapid response resources
after a theft of a protected device. The Absolute Investigations and
Recovery Services team will conduct an investigation and will work with
local law enforcement to recover devices using proven technology and
"Violent mobile device thefts are on the rise in North America, which
increasingly involve children. The Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) reports 30 to 40 percent of all street robberies involve mobile
devices. Two-thirds of these robberies target children between the ages
of 12 and 18," said Ward Clapham, Vice President, Investigations and
Recovery Services at Absolute Software. "Absolute Safe Schools delivers
to K12 a comprehensive solution keeping both children and the community
aware and safe on the use of mobile devices."
Absolute Safe Schools is available today. For more information: www.absolute.com/safeschools
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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risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to,
among other things, the expected performance, functionality and
availability of our services and products, and other expectations,
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including, but not limited to, changes in technology and general market
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understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking
statements contained in this press release will be realized.
Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press
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information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by
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SOURCE: Absolute Software Corporation
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