Absolute now delivers computer theft recovery, mobile data protection and
secure asset tracking services to more than one million mobile computers
VANCOUVER, March 13 /CNW/ - Absolute Software ("Absolute") (TSX: ABT),
the leading provider of patented, firmware-based, Computrace(R) Computer Theft
Recovery, Mobile Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, is
pleased to announce that, as of February 28, 2007, it has surpassed a
milestone of one million active customer subscriptions under contract.
"Surpassing one million customer subscriptions, four months ahead of
schedule, was a key milestone and is also a testament to Absolute's leadership
in establishing this important new mobile computer security standard," said
John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "We have now joined
the elite group of 'software as a service' companies successfully delivering
'on demand' services to over one million paid customers."
Mr. Livingston continued: "Upon achieving the one million customer
subscription milestone, we have set a new objective of three million customer
subscriptions by June 30, 2009 - projecting to substantially grow our business
over the next two years. On the heels of our recent OEM agreements, strong
growth in all our market segments, growing data privacy concerns, and embedded
BIOS support in more than 30 million laptops shipped annually worldwide - we
believe we are positioned to achieve this new three million customer
Absolute's capabilities are global. For example, a U.S. Government
customer recently experienced the theft of a laptop containing confidential
data while in Russia on business. Within 24 hours Absolute had deleted all of
the confidential data from the hard drive, and within 48 hours the Company led
police to the alleged thief and laptop. In cases like this, Absolute has been
able to spare its clients some of the damaging consequences of such losses,
which can include embarrassing media coverage, loss of customer confidence and
"Mobile computing continues to proliferate and with it, so does the
requirement for mobile security to protect the asset and data against loss and
theft," added Mr. Livingston. "We are here to provide this protection and the
peace of mind that comes with it."
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 all Dell notebook computers. For more information about Absolute
Software and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com. For product information on
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, please visit www.lojackforlaptops.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, the expected expansion of our business, the performance of our
services and 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)2007 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 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.
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