July 26, 2011
Absolute Software Announces Persistent Endpoint Security for Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
Computrace persistence technology embedded into tablet firmware
VANCOUVER, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - AbsoluteÃ® Software Corporation
("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of
firmware-based endpoint security and management solutions that reduce
IT costs, prove regulatory compliance, respond to computer theft, and
optimize productivity, today announced the ComputraceÃ® persistence
module has been embedded into the firmware of the new Lenovo ThinkPad
As a direct result of this technology collaboration, built upon past
market success, Lenovo and Absolute customers can now maintain a
constant connection back to each tablet in their deployment. This
revolutionizes the concept of endpoint security, enabling joint
customers to perform remote security and administrative functions on a
ThinkPad Tablet regardless of who is using it or where it is located.
"Lenovo has been our partner and contributor to many significant
Absolute milestones, most importantly the initial launch of Computrace
persistence technology in 2005. So it is extremely fitting that in
2011 Lenovo is our partner in providing the same reliable, persistence
technology for Android devices," said John Livingston, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer at Absolute Software. "The ThinkPad Tablet
from Lenovo will be the first Android tablet with Computrace
persistence technology embedded in the firmware. We see this as a
significant advantage in the market since no other mobile device
management or security vendor can provide this capability."
"We've designed our ThinkPad Tablet to give customers a business-class
tablet that can be persistently managed and secured to keep customers'
data safe," said Tom Butler, director, ThinkPad Marketing, Lenovo. "By
working with Absolute Software, we're bringing the same level of high
manageability and security found in our ThinkPad laptops to tablets."
How Computrace Technology Works
Computrace products are powered by the Absolute Software patented
Computrace persistence technology. When embedded in the firmware of
computers and tablets from leading computer manufacturers, Computrace
can survive operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive
reformats, replacements and re-imaging, helping to ensure that the
service is there when it's needed most.* The Computrace Agent is
virtually undetectable and calls home to the Absolute Monitoring Center
with IT asset information including the physical location of each
device. If a computer is reported stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery
Team works on behalf of the customer to gather evidence from the
computer to identify where it is and who's using it, then they work
with local police to get the computer back. Customers can also
remotely delete data, freeze a device, and remotely retrieve files to
secure the device (and the data it contains) - a reliable contingency
when other data protection solutions fail.
*For a list of computers with firmware-embedded Computrace technology,
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking,
managing, and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's
Computrace, Absolute Manage and LoJack for Laptops solutions provide
theft recovery, data protection and computer lifecycle management
capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company's software
agent is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders,
including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, 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, visit www.absolute.com and http://blog.absolute.com.
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among other things, the expected performance, functionality and
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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.
Ã©2011 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 Corporation. LoJack Corporation is not
responsible for any content herein. U.S. patents # 5,715,174, #
5,764,892, # 5,802,280, # 5,896,497, # 6,087,937, # 6,244,758,
# 6,269,392, # 6,300,863, # 6,507,914, # 7818557, # 7818803.
Canadian patents # 2.211.735, # 2,284,806 and # 2,205,370. U.K.
patents # EP793823, # GB2298302 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.
SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation