July 23, 2008
Absolute’s Computrace LoJack for Laptops Now Available on Costco.Com
VANCOUVER, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 its solutions will now be available from Costco Wholesale(R) Corporation, which will distribute Absolute's home office computer theft recovery and identity protection service Computrace(R) LoJack(R) for Laptops on Costco.com. To access a limited time special pricing offer for Costco members, visit http://www.costco.com/ and use the search term "LoJack".
Absolute now offers Costco members a two-year subscription to Computrace LoJack for Laptops Standard and Premium editions via Costco's online commerce platform. Subscriptions are available for both PC and Mac users.
Costco members will also benefit from a special discount in the August 2008 issue of the Costco Connection(R) magazine. This is a lifestyle magazine for Costco members mailed monthly to the homes of 6.2 million Executive and Business Members.
"We're excited to introduce Computrace LoJack for Laptops to the large U.S. customer base of Costco.com," said Mark Grace, Vice President of Consumer Business for Absolute. "Costco has distinguished itself among consumers as a major consumer computer retailer with a large selection of computers and software products. Offering Computrace LoJack for Laptops through Costco's convenient online shopping cart will make it that much easier for consumers to obtain protection for their computers and the precious information they often contain."
How Computrace LoJack for Laptops Solutions Work
Based on the same technology used by Absolute's corporate customers, Computrace(R) software is embedded in the firmware of computers from the world's leading computer manufacturers right at the factory for extreme tamper-resistance.(1) The stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging. It can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops Premium edition features a powerful Data Delete service that can remotely erase sensitive files, such as banking records, Internet cookies or photographs, for computer theft victims who are concerned about their privacy. Once initiated, this identity protection service remotely deletes sensitive information using an algorithm that meets U.S. Department of Defense standards.
In addition to theft recovery and Data Delete services, the Premium edition comes with a Service Guarantee of up to $1000 if the computer is not recovered or a Data Delete service cannot be performed.(2)
Backed by the Absolute Theft Recovery Team
All Absolute theft recovery solutions are backed by the efforts of the Absolute Theft Recovery Team. Staffed by former law enforcement officers, the team can find stolen computers because they have relationships with over 1,000 police departments across North America. With over 650 years of combined law enforcement experience, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team recovers an average of 50 lost or stolen computers on a weekly basis.
When a computer is stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team uses information sent via Computrace to investigate computer thefts, document evidence and work with local law enforcement to physically recover missing computers and prosecute computer thieves. To augment their investigation, the team uses a powerful set of theft recovery tools developed by Absolute, which include capabilities such as keystroke loggers, cameras, location tracking (Wi-Fi, GPS) and remote access terminals. These tools are only employed post-theft with express customer authorization and consent and are used exclusively by Absolute's trained professionals in order to protect privacy.
For more information about Absolute and its line of Computrace LoJack for Laptops solutions visit http://www.lojackforlaptops.com/ and http://www.absolute.com/.
(1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit http://www.absolute.com/BIOS. (2) For complete Security Guarantee details visit http://www.absolute.com/Service_Agreement.pdf. 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, 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 http://www.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 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 # 5,715,174, # 5,764,892, # 5,802,280, # 5,896,497, # 6,244,758, # 6,269,392, # 6,300,863, and # 6,507,914. Canadian patents # 2,284,806 and # 2,205,370. U.K. patents # EP793823 and # GB2338101. German patent # 695 125 34.6-08. Australian patent # 699045. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.
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