Absolute Software Provides Comprehensive Device-Agnostic Solutions to Enable School District Student Computing Initiatives

 Absolute Software Provides Comprehensive Device-Agnostic Solutions to Enable
                School District Student Computing Initiatives

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER AND ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 28, 2013

Onsite at the Florida Educational Technology Conference Absolute Software
Demos the Value of their Product Portfolio for K12

VANCOUVER AND ORLANDO, FL, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - (FETC 2013 - Booth
#407) Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for
persistent endpoint security, management and service solutions for computer,
tablet and smartphone devices and data will be at Florida Educational
Technology Conference (FETC) 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Absolute Software has
provided schools, and other educational organizations with solutions to enable
mobile student computing for nearly two decades.

Absolute Software's award winning education product suite consists of:

  *Absolute Computrace® to protect school data, devices, and students
  *Absolute Manage to manage, configure, deploy, and enable Windows, Mac,
    iOS, and Android devices, apps and content
  *Absolute Service to enable IT to effectively support their computing
    initiatives

With Absolute Software's full suite in place, our customers are able to
significantly reduce their computing risk profile, to keep their students
safe, to comply with bond requirements, to provide a seamless and well-managed
student learning experience, to efficiently and effectively respond to
incidents, and to do so with low single-vendor costs and overheads to allow
more time and budget for learning.

Computrace is used by schools across the nation to centrally track, locate,
and secure IT assets within a single cloud-based console. Computrace includes
a theft management service that allows schools to deter theft, recover these
expensive learning tools and preserve their publically-funded budgets. This is
a must-have solution for keeping students safe when providing them with
computing devices. Of the 13,000+ successful device recoveries undertaken in
2011 by Absolute Software, the top location for theft was public schools.
Through our theft management services, we have reduced theft rates within our
customer base to below one percent, with some customers starting with theft
rates as high as nine percent. Read the Absolute Computer Theft Report for
more details.

Absolute Manage for endpoint management natively supports the most popular
computing devices (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) within a
single easy-to-use console. Leveraging the tracking capability of Computrace,
and as the only true cross-platform management solution on the market,
Absolute Manage has become a popular solution for schools managing computers
and tablet devices in a 1:1 environment so students can realize the benefits
of these computing assets. In addition, the power management capabilities
allow schools to qualify for government rebates that provide additional
savings.

Absolute Service Help Desk edition  provides schools with an automated and
easy-to-use help desk solution that can be accessed via the cloud or
on-premise to align IT processes with the district. Absolute Service is
integrated with Absolute Manage to provide the asset discovery that IT
requires in order to efficiently support their students. With Absolute Service
in place, schools are able to streamline their IT operations, ensure maximum
up-time for students, and to prevent and quickly resolve incidents.

Absolute Software Education Customer Highlights:

  *Philadelphia School District  has over 100 technicians managing 1000
    service and support calls a week. In an effort to better invest their time
    and financial resources, they decided to replace their existing
    multiple-server solution with a single unified product - Absolute Service.
    With its single-click upgrade process and reduced administration
    requirement, Absolute Service allows technical staff to focus on adding
    value within the IT environment, resulting in lower incident volumes and
    improved service management processes.
  *Bensalem Township School District is a K-12 district of nine schools in
    Bucks County, Pennsylvania committed to providing first-class education.
    The school district needed a cross-platform package to manage 1,200 Macs
    and 1,400 Windows computers and chose Absolute Manage. Along with
    effectively managing the computers in their deployment, the district cut
    their computer energy consumption by 79 percent, saving an estimated
    $53,000 a year.
  *Detroit Public Schools relies heavily on Computrace and its accurate
    tracking technology - which helped recover nearly 400 stolen laptops in
    the past two and a half years, and led to prosecution of a gang that was
    targeting the school district helping to make the school a safer place.
    Computrace persistence technology continues to operate even if a thief
    attempts to remove it from the device. This provides the Absolute
    Investigations and Recovery team with a consistent connection to perform
    their investigation and assist police in the recovery of the device.

Join the discussion at our FETC Booth #407 or online:

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About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the world leader in
firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and
ultra-portable devices. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for more than 18 years, has over 30,000 commercial
customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic
Quadrant for Client Management Tools, 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. The Company's Computrace
persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and
tablets 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.

©2013 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
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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

Contact:

Public Relations:
Andrea Holland, HORN Group
andrea.holland@horngroup.com or 415-905-4009
or
Marina Guy, Absolute Software
mguy@absolute.com or 604.730.9851 x107

Investor Relations:
Kristen Dickson, MSc, TMX|Equicom
kdickson@equicomgroup.com or 416.815.0700 x273
or
Dave Mason, CFA, TMX|Equicom
dmason@equicomgroup.com or 416.815.0700 x237
 
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