Companies and schools can now track and recover netbooks with Computrace
for Netbooks from Absolute Software
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 /CNW/ - Today at RSA(R) Conference 2009,
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 announced that it has
launched Computrace(R) for Netbooks. The new solution for netbooks delivers IT
asset management and theft recovery to commercial customers, such as school
districts, healthcare organizations and corporations who have been first to
make widespread use of ultra-mobile computers.
"For IT asset management and data security personnel, the job of managing
and securing mobile devices is becoming ever more complex and expensive," said
John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute. "Computer populations now
include desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets and now netbooks - often of
different ages from a variety of manufacturers. Our goal is to provide
visibility and security regardless of form factor and computer brand. We also
feel that in today's economic environment, organizations need this to be
delivered as a simple, managed service. Computrace for Netbooks extends this
value to customers who have been first to include netbooks in their mobile
With Computrace for Netbooks, customers can:
- Monitor, track and manage all computers from a single web interface,
the Absolute Customer Center, regardless if a device is on or off the
- Generate accurate inventories to assist in budgeting and refresh
- Get visibility into the productivity and usage of investments in
- Deter computer theft and recover those computers that are stolen.
- Help police identify computer thieves and gather evidence for
How Computrace for Netbooks Works
The Computrace software Agent that powers Absolute solutions is embedded
in the firmware of computers from the world's leading computer manufacturers
right at the factory or it can be installed by the customer.(*) The Agent can be
activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with a term ranging
from one to four years.
The Agent regularly contacts the Absolute Monitoring Center - sending
location and IT asset management information to the Absolute Customer Center
portal. Customers log in to the Absolute Customer Center to access that
information, manage their IT asset population and run reports to identify
changes in asset information.
If a computer is stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team can use
information sent by the computer and forensically mine it using a variety of
procedures including: key captures, registry scanning, file scanning,
geolocation, and other investigative techniques to determine who has the
computer and how it is being used. 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
Pricing and Availability
Computrace for Netbooks is now available for Windows and Mac operating
systems with an MSRP of $24.99 for a one-year license through Absolute at
1-800-220-0733 and partner resellers.
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of computer theft
recovery, data protection and IT asset management solutions, please visit
www.absolute.com or www.lojackforlaptops.com.
(*) For a complete list of firmware-supported computers visit
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 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve 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, 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,
Absolute and Secure Asset Tracking are registered trademarks of Absolute
Software Corporation. LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation,
used under license by Absolute Software Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
responsible for any content herein. RSA is a registered trademark of RSA
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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
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