Absolute to Showcase Laptop Anti-Theft Protection Technology at Intel Developer Forum

    Computer industry's laptop security innovator leads anti-theft
    discussions at IDF

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 12 /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 showcase its Laptop
Anti-Theft Protection Technology at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) August 19-21
in San Francisco.
    Absolute is the first name in anti-theft solutions for the management and
security of mobile computers. Throughout IDF, Absolute will provide a number
of opportunities for media and Intel partners to learn about Absolute's laptop
anti-theft experience.

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    Attend the Essential Anti-Theft Presentation

    During a presentation titled: "Computer Theft Deterrence and Recovery: A
Layered Approach to Security", Absolute's Chairman and CEO John Livingston
will discuss the factors driving the requirement for anti-theft technologies
on mobile devices such as laptops, PDAs and smartphones. He will also
highlight the state-of-the-art solutions available to businesses and consumers
seeking protection for their mobile computers. Finally, he will dispel common
myths about laptop recovery and underline the importance of combining
technology with a physical forensic investigation team.

    Date: Wednesday, August 20
    Time: 5 pm
    Location: Moscone Center West, Room 2000

    Anti Theft Overview: "How to Protect Your Business Data and PCs with
Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology"

    During this introduction to Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology, a panel from
Absolute and Intel will discuss Intel's new hardware-based security capability
for data protection and PC theft management.

    Date: Tuesday, August 19
    Time: 4 pm
    Location: Room 2003

    Learn more at "Leveraging Intel(R) Anti-Theft Technology for Services"

    Join representatives from Intel and Absolute for an interactive
discussion on Intel's approach to anti-theft technologies. Learn about the
importance of theft management and remote data delete capabilities while
having your laptop management questions answered live by the expert panel.

    Date: Wednesday, August 20
    Time: 4 pm
    Location: Moscone Center West, Room 2000

    Meet Absolute at the Absolute Technology Showcase booth

    Meet Absolute's laptop anti-theft experts and view a demonstration of
Absolute products at Absolute's Technology Showcase booth 401.

    Tuesday Aug. 19: 6 pm
    Wednesday Aug. 20: 12 pm & 6 pm
    Thursday Aug. 21: 12 pm
    Location: Booth 401

    Demonstrate Absolute's Products in the Intel ProZone

    Meet mobile computer experts from Absolute and view a demonstration of
Absolute's theft recovery, mobile computer management and real-time data
delete capabilities in a one-on-one setting.

    About Absolute's Solutions

    Computrace from Absolute Software is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)
solution for post-theft computer recovery, remote data delete and
off-the-network IT asset management backed by a Service Guarantee of up to
$1,000(1). Absolute also offers Computrace LoJack(R) for Laptops, a theft
recovery and data protection solution designed for home users such as students
and teachers.
    To learn more about Absolute Software's participation in Intel Developer
Forum or download the press kit, please visit: www.absolute.com/idf
    For more information about Intel's Developer Forum, visit
    For more information on the complete range of Computrace solutions for
schools and individuals, please visit www.absolute.com or

    (1) Certain conditions apply. Please see
        www.absolute.com/service_agreement.pdf for details.

    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, MPC, 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.

    Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking
statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance of our
services and products, possible guarantee payment eligibility, 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)2008 Absolute Software Corporation. All rights reserved. Computrace
and Absolute are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation.
LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation, used under license by
Absolute Software Corp. LoJack Corporation is not responsible for any content
herein. 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.

For further information:

For further information: Public Relations: Leslie Campisi, Affect
Strategies, leslie@affectstrategies.com or (212) 398-9680 x144; Investor
Relations: Dave Mason, CFA, The Equicom Group, dmason@equicomgroup.com or
(416) 815-0700 x237

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