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

    Computer industry's laptop security innovator leads anti-theft
    discussions at Intel Developer Forum

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 16 /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 and management Technologies at Intel Developer Forum
(IDF) October 20-21 in Taipei.
    Absolute is the first name in anti-theft solutions for the management and
security of mobile computers. Throughout IDF Taipei, media and Intel partners
will have opportunities to learn about Absolute's laptop anti-theft experience
and the Company's collaboration with Intel on Intel(R) AT-p.

    Build your Intel Developer Forum, Taipei Agenda:

    Computer Theft Recovery & Data Protection: A Layered Approach to Security

    Bill Pound, Vice President of Global Corporate Development for Absolute
Software, will provide insight into how Absolute is addressing the global
demand for mobile computer security and management with solutions for computer
theft recovery, data protection and Internet-based IT asset management. From
this session, you will learn how Absolute's patented Computrace (R) technology
is essential in:

    -   Deterring both internal and external theft
    -   Managing an organization's mobile IT assets
    -   Protecting sensitive data
    -   Ensuring compliance with current laws and regulations
    -   Providing an organization with forensic capabilities
    -   Mitigating the risks and costs associated with PC loss and data

    Date: Tuesday, October 21
    Time: 10:20 am

    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 S01.

    Monday Oct. 20: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 1 pm - 5 pm
    Tuesday Oct 21: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 1 pm - 5 pm
    Location: Booth S01

    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, small businesses and gamers.
    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) Performance guarantees available only in certain jurisdictions.
        Certain other conditions apply also. 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. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. 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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