Absolute Software Releases Top Security Trends in 2012 Endpoint Security Report

Absolute Software Releases Top Security Trends in 2012 Endpoint Security Report 
The Absolute 2012 Endpoint Security Report Shares Data Security Trends and 
Information From 12,000+ Stolen Device Investigations Around the World 
VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), 
the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management 
solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, today released the 
second annual Absolute Endpoint Security Report. 
The report is a follow-up to the 2011 Computer Theft Report, expanded to 
include trends in data protection undertaken by Absolute customers in calendar 
year 2012. Data protection details include data recovered and deleted as well 
as the types of encryption employed. 
"Data protection continues to be a priority for our customers," said John 
Livingston, CEO at Absolute Software. "In 2012 our customers performed over 
6,440 data delete commands, an increase of 34% from 2011. This focus on data 
security speaks to the needs of our corporate customers to safeguard against 
data breaches and to satisfy compliance requirements by government and 
corporate regulatory bodies." 
Additional information in the report compares statistics from device theft in 
2011 with successful theft recovery investigations that occurred in 2012. 
Interesting changes include: 

    --  Device theft increased in Chicago and Washington DC, although
        Chicago maintained its first place position as the #1 city for
        device theft
    --  Houston, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles all saw theft rates
    --  The United States continues to top the report as the country
        with the highest number of reported thefts

"In 2012, the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team successfully 
recovered over 12,700 stolen devices," said Ward Clapham, Vice President, 
Investigation and Recovery Services at Absolute Software. "The mobility of the 
end user is a definite trend we've observed, with many recoveries occurring in 
a different country - and even a different continent - from where the device 
was originally stolen. This geographical expansion allowed us to hit a team 
milestone in mid-2013, with the inclusion of Kosovo for a total of 103 
countries where we've effected the successful recovery of a stolen device."

A copy of the report is available at: 

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 

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the expected performance, functionality and availability of our services and 
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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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German patent No. 69512534. Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No. 
4067035. Mexican patent No. 297,406. Russian patent No. 2,460,220. The Toronto 
Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information 
contained in this news release.

SOURCE  Absolute Software Corporation 
Public Relations: Allison Keller, HORN Group allison.Keller@horngroup.com or 
415.905.4006 or Marina Guy, Absolute Software mguy@absolute.com or 
604.730-9851 ext 107 
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