Absolute Software Achieves ISO 27001
The most widely-recognized information security certification has been awarded to Absolute for its production hosting services
Vancouver, Canada: February 11, 2009 - Absolute® Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and secure IT asset management solutions announced today that as of December 12, 2008 it achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certification for its production IT operations for customers.
"As a provider of computer management and anti-theft solutions that are delivered as service (SaaS), this certification is an important demonstration of our commitment to the highest standards of internal security," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute. "Not only does the ISO certification recognize our high security standards, but it lets our customers, partners and prospects know that we take the protection of their data extremely seriously."
ISO is the world's largest developer and creator of standards that specify worldwide requirements for products, services, processes, materials and systems. ISO 27001 is the international standard developed specifically for Information Security Management Systems ("ISMS"), requiring that a company uses a systematic approach to managing sensitive information and ensuring data security. Absolute's recent ISO 27001 certification by BSI Group recognizes the Company's implementation of an effective information security system that complies with one of the most stringent international standards.
ISO 27001 comprises 10 detailed control categories including: information security policy, security organization, asset classification controls, personnel security, physical security, communication management, access controls, system deployment, continuity planning and compliance. For further information on ISO 27001, please visit: www.iso.org
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in computer theft recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking™ solutions. Absolute Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's ComputraceÆ software is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders, including 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 and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com and http://blog.absolute.com.
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