Anti-theft Technology for Notebook Computers
Heard at ISC, Absolute Software Corporation (“Absolute”), (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking solutions today announced that its industry standard Computrace® IT asset management, data protection and theft recovery services will be integrated in support of Intel Anti-Theft Technology later this year. Computrace will be available for select Intel Centrino processor technology based notebooks.
“For more than a decade, Absolute Software has single-handedly created and developed the market for BIOS-persistent, Internet-based tracking of mobile computers. Computrace is also capable of remotely deleting data and physically recovering lost or stolen computers – assisting customers in complying with data privacy regulations,” said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. “As the undisputed leader in this market, we look forward to bringing our industry expertise, 2.5 million subscriber base and scalable technology to our new relationship with Intel as we further evangelize this under-penetrated market together.”
Absolute Software and Intel Corporation will collaborate to deliver Absolute’s suite of IT asset management, data protection and computer theft recovery services on Intel® Anti-Theft Technology. As part of this collaboration, Absolute’s services will enhance the anti-theft layer that will be available for Intel’s upcoming Centrino processor technology based notebooks.
The new relationship was announced during a keynote address by David (Dadi) Perlmutter, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Mobility Group during the company’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in
“Mobility is accelerating and customers want to prevent theft, protect their data and have the ability to take action in the event of a computer theft or loss,” Mooly Eden, Vice President, Intel Mobile Platform Group, said. “Our new Intel® Anti-Theft Technology along with Absolute Software will help deliver the anti-theft capabilities to protect our customers’ valuable data and assets.”
How Computrace Solutions Work
The Computrace Software Agent that powers Absolute Software’s solutions is embedded in the BIOS of computers from the world’s leading computer manufacturers.1 It can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.
When a computer equipped with Computrace is reported stolen, Computrace sends a silent signal over the Internet to Absolute’s
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking™ solutions, please visit www.absolute.com or www.lojackforlaptops.com.