Tokyo, Japan: September 30, 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 it has expanded its international operations to provide Computrace® computer tracking, management and protection services in Japan.
As the creators of the computer theft recovery industry, Absolute is the world leader in tracking, managing and protecting mobile computers over any internet connection. With the opening of its new regional office in Tokyo, Japan, Absolute is expanding the availability of its Computrace solutions into the growing Asian marketplace. In support of the expansion, Absolute has established a Theft Recovery Team in Asia to better facilitate computer theft recovery investigations in the region.
Starting today, Absolute customers in Japan will be able to use a Japanese version of Computrace to do the following:
- Manage IT assets on or off the corporate network
- Protect data using remote data delete capabilities
- Have the Absolute Theft Recovery Team recover stolen computers
"With the launch of Computrace by Absolute Software and the opening of our Japan office, we are continuing to fulfill our mission to track and protect mobile devices around the world," said Bill Pound, Vice President, Global Corporate Development. "Now, Japanese companies can access Computrace computer security and IT asset management solutions in Japanese and benefit from a theft recovery team that is based in their region."
Through an ecosystem of regional headquarters, in-region partnerships and global technology alliances, the Absolute Software Computrace solutions are currently available throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, South America, Australia/New Zealand, and, now, Japan. Absolute has partnerships with the world's top computer manufacturers to embed its technology in the firmware of computers, including Japanese manufacturers Fujitsu, Panasonic and Toshiba.
How Computrace Works
The Computrace Software Agent that powers Absolute’s solutions is embedded in the firmware of computers from the world’s leading computer manufacturers right at the factory or it can be easily installed by the customer.* The Agent is activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.
The Agent regularly contacts the Absolute Monitoring Center – sending IT asset management information to the Absolute Customer Center. Customers log in to the Absolute Customer Center portal to access that information, manage their IT asset population, run reports, and remotely delete data.
If a customer reports a computer as stolen, the Absolute Theft Recovery Team will forensically mine it using procedures, such as key captures, registry scanning, file scanning, and other investigative techniques, to determine who has the computer and how it is being used. Absolute then works with local law enforcement to help recover the computer. Embedded in the firmware of a computer, the stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating system re-installations, as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging.
Computrace One by Absolute Software, as well as Computrace Mobile, Computrace for Netbooks, Computrace Data Protection, and Absolute Track are available now in Japan. For more information, please go to: www.absolute.com/japan
* For a complete list of firmware-supported computers visit www.absolute.com/firmware.