Absolute Software Corporation (“Absolute”
or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented
Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking
announced that General Dynamics Itronix GoBook XR-1 is now shipping
with industry standard Computrace(R) computer theft recovery and data
protection support built-in.

“For more than 20 years, General Dynamics Itronix has designed and
manufactured rugged computer products for professionals requiring powerful
computing in an environment outside an office setting,” said Mike DiBiase,
vice president of Computing Technologies for General Dynamics Itronix.

“Because the equipment is used in the field, our products are naturally
exposed to increased risk of theft and even left behind on occasion. By
embedding BIOS-level support in our mobile products, we are offering our
customers peace of mind with the ability to retrieve missing or lost assets.”

Effective immediately, General Dynamics Itronix will begin shipping its
popular GoBook XR-1 with Computrace Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection
and Secure Asset Tracking technology built in at the BIOS level.(1) General
Dynamics Itronix also plans to begin offering Computrace support in its next
generation GoBook VR-2 semi-rugged notebook computers.

According to John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software,
“Unlike laptop computers designed for use at home or in offices, the General
Dynamics Itronix family of rugged computer products spend their entire working
life in the field – in service vehicles, military transport and with personnel
on foot. Traditional IT asset management and theft protection are very
challenging under these conditions. With Computrace, General Dynamics Itronix
customers can track their computers wherever they go, recover those that go
missing and remotely delete sensitive data should a computer fall into the
wrong hands.”

Support for the Computrace agent embedded in the BIOS of computers is
shipped turned off and can be activated by purchasing a subscription to one of
Absolute Software’s Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset
Tracking solutions. Once activated, customers can log into an online
Customer Center to centrally manage up to 100% of their Internet-connected PC
assets from a single user interface. In the event a computer is stolen or goes
missing, Absolute can help recover it or remotely delete data to ensure that
sensitive information is not exposed to computer criminals.(2)