Computer tracking and recovery software company showcases recent European
VANCOUVER, and NEWBURY, UK, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - Absolute Software Corporation
(TSX: ABT) ("Absolute", or the "Company"), the leading provider of
firmware-based, patented Computrace(R) Computer Theft Recovery, Data
Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) today announced several recent
incidents where its European computer tracking service ComputraceOne(TM)
recovered stolen computers and helped organisations fight computer crime.
Absolute's European product, ComputraceOne, uses the Internet to track
and recover missing laptop computers. When a Computrace-equipped computer is
reported stolen, the embedded Computrace agent sends a silent signal to
Absolute's Monitoring Centre - providing critical location information.
Absolute's Recovery Team then works with the law enforcement organization that
has jurisdiction over the matter, to recover the computer. With support
installed in the BIOS(1) during manufacture by the world's leading computer
manufacturers, the Computrace software agent can survive accidental or
deliberate attempts at removal or disablement.
The experience of Wokingham-headquartered BRC Reinforcement Solutions is
typical of Absolute customers:
To combat the possibility of computer theft, the 400-employee
manufacturer purchased the ComputraceOne monitoring service to track its
laptops. The company was relieved that they were protected when thieves made
off with a computer during an overnight burglary. Soon after, the stolen
computer called home to the Absolute Monitoring Centre to indicate its
location. The Absolute Recovery Team then worked with local police to retrieve
the laptop and have now charged two alleged thieves.
"I am always sceptical of new technology until it is proven - but I am
now convinced that ComputraceOne works," said Adrian Marks, IT Systems
Administrator at BRC Reinforcement. "I was really impressed by the recovery
process - I didn't have to chase Absolute Software at all. They informed me
when the laptop started 'calling in'. Not long after, I had a call from the
police telling me the laptop had been recovered. All we had to do was let
Absolute know when one of our computers went missing."
Other recent examples of computer recoveries for Absolute's European
Independent Television News, UK - In two unrelated crimes, one laptop was
stolen from a staff member's car and another was lost when one of the
television network's employees experienced a home burglary. Both computers
have been located and the details handed over to the police - resulting in
charges being brought against the alleged thieves.
Ovre Eiker Kommune, Norway - Twelve laptops were stolen during an
overnight burglary at the school. By working with local police, Absolute's
Recovery team has retrieved all twelve computers and several alleged thieves
are now facing charges.
Eiker Videregaende Skole, Norway - When a laptop was stolen from a
teacher's classroom in a brazen mid-day robbery, school officials were
thankful that the computer was protected by ComputraceOne. Using location
information transmitted from the laptop, local police recovered the laptop and
apprehended the alleged thief who claimed they had innocently purchased it
from "a guy in Drammen". He has been charged with handling stolen goods.
According to Bill Pound, Senior Director of International Operations,
Absolute Software, "Organisations across Europe face slowed productivity,
media scrutiny and increased costs when stolen computers and the information
on them fall into the wrong hands. ComputraceOne combines the ability to track
computers, recover those that go missing and remotely delete sensitive
information. It also provides secure IT asset management for computers that
are disconnected from company networks. As these customers can attest,
ComputraceOne provides an easy-to deploy, cost-effective solution for
combating issues surrounding lost or stolen computers."
For more information on Absolute's success in recovering lost or stolen
computers, please visit
(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, 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 or http://blog.absolute.com/.
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