October 16, 2008

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

VANCOUVER, Oct. 16 /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 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       breaches    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 http://www.intel.com/IDF/.

For more information on the complete range of Computrace solutions for schools and individuals, please visit http://www.absolute.com/ or http://www.lojackforlaptops.com/.

   (1) Performance guarantees available only in certain jurisdictions.       Certain other conditions apply also. Please see       http://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 http://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 # 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. Japanese patent # JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

Absolute Software Corporation

CONTACT: Public Relations: Leslie Campisi, Affect Strategies,[email protected] or (212) 398-9680 x144; Investor Relations: DaveMason, CFA, The Equicom Group, [email protected] or (416) 815-0700 x237