Absolute Software Shows Positive Movement in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

 Absolute Software Shows Positive Movement in the Visionaries Quadrant of the
                  Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, April 18, 2013

Absolute Software Moves Up & to the Right on the Client Management Tools Magic
Quadrant by Gartner, Inc.

VANCOUVER, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX:
ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management
solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices, today announced a
positive change in position by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of
the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant. This is the second year Absolute
Software has been positioned as a Visionary in this Magic Quadrant.

Absolute Software's client management solution, Absolute Manage, allows
customers to remotely manage all the devices in their deployment including PC,
Mac®, Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices from within a single console.
IT can replace multiple systems with a single solution so they can easily
determine the status of each device, conduct typical IT maintenance routines,
manage MDM and employee-owned devices, and take immediate action if required.

"We are pleased to see Absolute Software's positive movement in the
Visionaries Quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant. We
retained our position as a Visionary Vendor and we continue to move up and to
the right based on our expanded market share and product innovation," said
John Livingston, Chairman and CEO at Absolute Software. "We pride ourselves in
innovating to address our customers' emerging needs, and we are proud of our
sales growth in the client management tools space."

For inclusion in the April 9, 2013 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools,
vendor solutions were considered based on the following functions: OS
deployment, inventory, software distribution, patch management as well as
other functionality often included such as software usage monitoring, remote
control, security configuration management, power management, application
virtualization, software packaging, and scripting.

To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner, Inc.'s Client Management
Tools Magic Quadrant, visit: http://www.absolute.com/gartner

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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 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. 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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6,087,937, # 6,244,758, # 6,269,392, # 6,300,863, # 6,507,914, # 7,818,557, #
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8,332,953 and # 8,418,226. Canadian patents # 2,211,735, # 2,284,806, #
2,205,370 and # 2,771,208. U.K. patents # EP0793823, # GB2298302, and #
GB2338101. German patent # 69512534. 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


Public Relations:
Andrea Holland, HORN Group
andrea.holland@horngroup.com or 415-905-4009
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
Dave Mason, CFA, TMX|Equicom
dmason@equicomgroup.com or 416.815.0700 x237
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