Computer security software + services pioneer strengthens relationship
VANCOUVER, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT) ("Absolute", or the "Company"), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented Computrace Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV Software Solutions. As a Gold Certified Partner, Absolute has demonstrated its expertise with Microsoft-based technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access to training and support, helping to give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Absolute's patented Computrace(R) technology offers customers the flexibility, cost-effectiveness and minimal hardware requirements that are common to Microsoft-based software + services technology solutions. Designed to help customers manage regulatory compliance, data protection and the recovery of missing computers, Absolute's solutions combine a persistent BIOS-embedded(1) software agent and a subscription-based service. Computrace can be deployed in a fraction of the time it takes to implement traditional IT asset management solutions, requires no additional hardware and provides the added advantages of remote data deletion and recovery services(2). With remote access to all Internet-connected computers, Computrace can also act as a platform to help IT departments enforce license compliance for existing on-premise software packages.
"The Microsoft Partner Program brings together technology providers who are passionate about making an impact on the Canadian economy," said Lora Gernon, Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. "Absolute Software, who has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, demonstrates commitment to growing Canada's technology industry by focusing on excellence in the IT security industry."
Gold Certification is provided by Microsoft to technology partners that meet the company's high expectations of Microsoft-based technology experience. Gold Certified Partners also exhibit the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help implement Microsoft-based technology solutions.
According to John Livingston, Chairman and CEO of Absolute Software, "We look forward to contributing our significant SaaS expertise as we work closely with Microsoft and its vast technology partner ecosystem to develop our solutions and promote the advantages of Microsoft's Software + Services platform."
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of technology partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated framework that recognizes technology partner experience, rewards the total impact that technology partners have in the marketplace, and delivers more value to help technology partners' businesses be successful.
For more information on Absolute Software and its range of Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions, please visit www.absolute.com.
(1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit www.absolute.com/BIOS. (2) Certain conditions apply. For full details visit: www.absolute.com/pdf/eula.pdf.
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's Computrace(R) software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders, including Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit www.absolute.com or http://blog.absolute.com/.
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