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Absolute Software Launches University Computing Initiative At Educause 2013

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Campus-wide program provides endpoint security to protect students, employees, and faculty

VANCOUVER, BC and ANAHEIM, CA: (Educause 2013 - Booth #910), Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, will be at Educause 2013 showcasing the University Computing Initiative and the complete Absolute Software product portfolio.

The University Computing Initiative (UCI) provides patented Absolute security technology across the campus including students, employees, and faculty. For devices owned by the organization, the program includes Absolute Computrace® and Absolute Manage® - allowing IT to properly protect sensitive data and ensure these devices remain in their hands.

Personal devices owned by students are protected with Computrace LoJack for Laptops. Each student is given a separate account so they can privately maintain control over their device. And in the event of loss or theft, they can protect their personal information. Most importantly, students and parents can rely on the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team to work with local police to recover a stolen device.

More than 90 percent of incoming freshmen own a laptop. If these devices aren't protected they can't be recovered. University-owned devices are also at risk which can lead to data breaches and other security incidents that will negatively impact the school's reputation. An Absolute-secured campus provides students, faculty, parents and the university with a proactive stance to help lower crime on campus, keeps students and faculty out of harm's way when recovering a device, and provides parents with peace of mind.

During Educause 2013, Jennifer Bramlett, Senior Director, Investigations and Recovery Services at Absolute Software, will be speaking about end-to-end device security on campus. The presentation will share how safe campuses can be established with the University Computing Initiative. Jennifer will present on Wednesday, October 16 th at 12:30 pm at the Lenovo Booth #1401 and 3:30 pm at the HP Booth #1101.

At the Absolute Software Booth all higher-education solutions will be showcased - Absolute Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, and Absolute Secure Drive. Absolute Software has provided organizations within higher education with solutions to manage and secure IT endpoints (and the data they contain) since 1993.

Absolute Software Customer Highlights:

  • Since deploying Computrace on every laptop in their deployment, laptop theft at Thomas College has decreased significantly. The built-in, data-rich auditing capabilities of Computrace also plays a key role at the college, the IT team can closely monitor laptops for periods of inactivity and automatically receive alerts when a device has not been powered on for a predetermined period of time.
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University finds that Computrace is a great tool in reducing computer drift. Computrace provides near real-time information on location and status of laptops, helping to prevent laptop drift. Computrace allows the school to provide laptops to the students and faculty to work where they want, while the data remains protected.
  • Absolute Software provides valuable computer asset management at Northwestern University. Absolute Manage provides authentic cross-platform capabilities allowing IT administrators to manage their entire deployment from a Mac or a PC. Absolute Manage also solves the time-consuming problem of setting up new computers. With a single automated process, the solution installs a complete operating system and standard applications without any interruption to users.

Join the discussion at our Educause Booth #910 or online:

About Absolute Software Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Computrace LoJack for Laptops - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD,  and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution.  Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, 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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance, functionality and availability of our services and products, 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. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as at the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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