Absolute Software Shows Positive Movement in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

Absolute Software Moves Up & to the Right on the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant by Gartner, Inc.

VANCOUVER, April 18, 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 a positive change in position by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant. This is the second year Absolute Software has been positioned as a Visionary in this Magic Quadrant.

Absolute Software's client management solution, Absolute Manage, allows customers to remotely manage all the devices in their deployment including PC, Mac®, Android, iOS, and Windows® Phone devices from within a single console. IT can replace multiple systems with a single solution so they can easily determine the status of each device, conduct typical IT maintenance routines, manage MDM and employee-owned devices, and take immediate action if required.

"We are pleased to see Absolute Software's positive movement in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant. We retained our position as a Visionary Vendor and we continue to move up and to the right based on our expanded market share and product innovation," said John Livingston, Chairman and CEO at Absolute Software. "We pride ourselves in innovating to address our customers' emerging needs, and we are proud of our sales growth in the client management tools space."

For inclusion in the April 9, 2013 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, vendor solutions were considered based on the following functions: OS deployment, inventory, software distribution, patch management as well as other functionality often included such as software usage monitoring, remote control, security configuration management, power management, application virtualization, software packaging, and scripting.

To learn more about Absolute Software and Gartner, Inc.'s Client Management Tools Magic Quadrant, visit: http://www.absolute.com/gartner

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About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the world leader in firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultra-portable devices. 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. The Company's Computrace persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, and tablets 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.

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©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 # 5,715,174, # 5,764,892, # 5,802,280, # 5,896,497, # 6,087,937, # 6,244,758, # 6,269,392, # 6,300,863, # 6,507,914, # 7,818,557, # 7,818,803, # 7,945,709, # 8,062,380, # 8,234,359, # 8,241,369, # 8,307,055, # 8,332,953 and # 8,418,226. Canadian patents # 2,211,735, # 2,284,806, # 2,205,370 and # 2,771,208. U.K. patents # EP0793823, # GB2298302, and # GB2338101. German patent # 69512534. Australian patent # 699045. Japanese patent # JP4067035. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this news release.

SOURCE Absolute Software Corporation



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