Absolute Software Launches LoJack for Mobile Devices Theft Recovery Solution for Android Smartphones and Tablets in the United Kingdom

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READING, England, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --



Available now on the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch

Absolute® Software Corporation (ABT.TO), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, has now announced the UK launch of LoJack™ for Mobile Devices for Android smartphones and tablets starting with the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch

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LoJack for Mobile Devices is the first Consumer theft recovery solution for Android smartphones. Leveraging the same Absolute persistence technology used in Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops, the solution cannot be removed by a factory reset once the application is installed by the user and activated. When a protected Samsung GALAXY S4 smartphone or Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch is stolen, the Absolute Investigations and Recovery Services team will work with law enforcement globally to get the device back. Users can also remotely lock, locate their device or delete sensitive files to prevent identity theft.

"Absolute Computrace and LoJack for Laptops have provided trusted theft protection and theft recovery for laptops and desktop computers for 20 years. Now we have expanded our support through LoJack for Mobile Devices to Android smartphones and tablets starting with the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch," said Mark Grace, Vice President, Consumer at Absolute Software. "Smartphone theft is a worldwide epidemic; I appreciate Samsung for working with us to take steps to stop this serious issue using Absolute persistence technology. With Absolute persistence technology embedded in Samsung GALAXY S4 smartphones, the owner can activate the 'kill switch' and with LoJack for Mobile Devices tracking and location solution those responsible for theft can be identified or located and held accountable."

Derek Skinner, Regional Director for Recovery and Investigative Services at Absolute Software adds, "The public needs to be protected and a proactive response is required to deter these thefts and the risk to public safety they represent. Unfortunately street robberies are on the increase in the UK and most of these include smartphones. In London alone there are 300 mobile phone thefts every day.* Working with Samsung we now have a solution for consumers and we believe LoJack for Mobile Devices will act as an important deterrent in the fight against the rise of mobile phone crime."

This solution is the result of the Absolute Software and Samsung global partnership announced in early April 2013. Samsung has embedded patented Absolute persistence technology into select Samsung GALAXY devices starting with the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch.

*Metropolitan Police, Met launches campaign to warn public of street robbery risk, January 15th, 2013

Availability

LoJack for Mobile Devices is available in the United Kingdom starting at £29.95 for a one-year subscription. For more information: http://lojackformobiledevices.absolute.com/en-gb/

Visit the LoJack for Laptops website for the latest available devices.

About Absolute Software

Absolute Software Corporation (ABT.TO) 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 http://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.

©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 herein. U.S. patents No. 5,715,174, No. 5,764,892, No. 5,802,280, No. 5,896,497, No. 6,087,937, No. 6,244,758, No. 6,269,392, No. 6,300,863, No. 6,507,914, No. 7,818,557, No. 7,818,803, No. 7,945,709, No. 8,062,380, No. 8,234,359, No. 8,241,369, No. 8,307,055, No. 8,332,953 and No. 8,418,226. Canadian patents No. 2,211,735, No. 2,284,806, No. 2,205,370 and No. 2,771,208. U.K. patents No. EP0793823, No. GB2298302, and No. GB2338101. German patent No. 69512534.Australian patent No. 699045. Japanese patent No. JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

For more information, please contact:

Public Relations:
Juliet Cameron/Crystal Cansdale
08453-707-054
Absolute@weareunionstreet.com or 08453-707-054

Investor Relations:
Dave Mason, CFA, TMX|Equicom
dmason@equicomgroup.com or +1-416-815-0700 x237

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