Vancouver, Canada: August 11, 2011– Absolute® Software Corporation(“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of endpoint security and management solutions today announced that its consumer product, Computrace LoJack® for Laptops , has been named PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice for laptop theft recovery software.
The PC Magazine Editors’ Choice honor is given to top rated products that have been thoroughly tested by the publication’s team of experienced reviewers. Computrace LoJack for Laptops received 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars, the highest rating among four other competitive solutions evaluated.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops was recognized not only for its sophisticated locate, lock, and delete functionality, but also for its unique ability to manage the theft recovery process and help consumers safely get back their stolen devices. According to Neil J. Rubenking, PC Magazine reviewer and lead analyst for security, “By using a dedicated Theft Recovery Team, Absolute Software avoids turning the user into a vigilante forensic data collector.” In addition, Computrace LoJack for Laptops was recognized for its ability to remain stealth and active on a laptop even after a device is wiped clean. “The persistence module lets [LoJack for Laptops] continue protecting the laptop after a hard drive reformat or replacement, something none of the competition can do,” Rubenking noted.
“We know how devastating laptop theft can be, and we take pride in knowing that our software has helped countless consumers all over the world to secure and get their devices back safely,” said Mark Grace, Vice President of Consumer Business, Absolute Software. “Recognition from PC Magazine, one of the industry’s top technology resources for consumers, only validates what we already know: LoJack for Laptops is the superior choice in its category.”
For consumers interested in protecting their laptops and data immediately, Absolute is offering a buy-one, get-one free discount* on standard and premium editions of Computrace LoJack for Laptops. For more information or to purchase LoJack for Laptops, please visithomeoffice.absolute.com.
* Limited time offer. Promotion expires on August 31, 2011.
How Computrace Technology Works
Computrace® and LoJack for Laptops are powered by the Absolute Software patented Computrace persistence technology. When embedded in the firmware of computers 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 you need it most. Whether a PC or Mac, the software is virtually undetectable and phones home to the Absolute Monitoring Center with location and asset information. 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 the thief’s location, and then works with local police to get the computer back. Customers can also remotely delete data to help keep it out of the hands of unauthorized users – a reliable contingency in case data protection solutions fail. Computrace or LoJack for Laptops can be easily activated by customers when they install a license ranging from 1-3 years.
Absolute empowers more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications, and users against theft or attack — both on and off the corporate network. With the industry’s only tamper-proof endpoint visibility and control solution, Absolute allows IT organizations to enforce asset management, security hygiene, and data compliance for today’s remote digital workforces. Absolute’s patented Persistence®technology is embedded in the firmware of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 22 other leading manufacturers’ devices for vendor-agnostic coverage, tamper-proof resilience, and ease of deployment. See how it works atwww.absolute.comand follow us at@absolutecorp.
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