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Absolute Software Expands Managed Preference Settings to Mac OS X

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Absolute Software Expands Managed Preference Settings to Mac OS X

08:15 EDT Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Absolute Manage 6.3 Now Supports Mac OS X Profile Management

VANCOUVER, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices today announced the release of Absolute Manage® 6.3 with a variety of Mac enhancements.

With this latest release, customers will be able to manage both OS X Profiles as well as MCX (Managed Preference) settings on older Mac OS X computers. This will expand the profile-based management and configuration within Absolute Manage from mobile devices to Mac computers. In addition to creating profiles using Absolute Manage's native profile editor, IT administrators will be able to import and modify OS X configuration profiles they may have already created outside of Absolute Manage.

Absolute Manage's intelligent automation and proactive, policy-based management easily identifies what type of configuration profiles are supported, and automatically deploys them to individual computers or groups of computers. Absolute Manage 6.3 also includes expanded support for Samsung's SAFE MDM functionality.

"Our customers rely on our technology to manage diverse enterprise deployments that include a variety of operating systems and form factors," said Peter Frankl, Vice President, Lifecycle Management at Absolute Software.  "Absolute Manage 6.3 represents our delivery of specific requests from our customers with deployments that include a range of Mac OS X computers. These new features reinforce the cross-platform capabilities of Absolute Manage, as well as our ability to partner with our customers to build meaningful features."

Availability Absolute Manage 6.3 is available today. For more information, reference the Absolute Manage 6.3 Information Sheet.

About Absolute Software Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, ultra-portable devices and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for more than 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 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.

©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.

SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation

For further information: <p> </p> <p> <b>Public Relations:</b><br/> Andrea Holland, HORN Group<br/> <a href="mailto:andrea.holland@horngroup.com">andrea.holland@horngroup.com</a> or 415-905-4009<br/> or<br/> Marina Guy, Absolute Software<br/> <a href="mailto:mguy@absolute.com">mguy@absolute.com</a> or 604.730.9851 x107 </p> <p> <b>Investor Relations:</b><br/> Kristen Dickson, MSc, TMX|Equicom<br/> <a href="mailto:kdickson@equicomgroup.com">kdickson@equicomgroup.com</a> or 416.815.0700 x273<br/> or<br/> Dave Mason, CFA, TMX|Equicom<br/> <a href="mailto:dmason@equicomgroup.com">dmason@equicomgroup.com</a> or 416.815.0700 x237 </p>

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