Absolute Software Extends Consumer Data and Device Protection to the Kindle Fire

Jan 08, 2013, 08:00 ET from Absolute Software Corporation

Kindle Fire users will soon have the support of Absolute Data Protect

VANCOUVER AND LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of endpoint security and management, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, they will extend the support of Absolute Data Protect (ADP) to include Kindle Fire. Personal data on Kindle Fires can be protected with Absolute Data Protect in the event the device is lost or stolen, just like Android tablets and smartphones, Windows tablets, including select Windows 8 tablets, Macs and PCs.

Absolute Data Protect provides several security features including the ability to lock, delete and locate protected devices. Absolute Data Protect for Android tablets, Windows tablets, including select Windows 8 tablets and Kindle Fire will soon be available online and in-store through major retailers.

"Soon Kindle Fire users, along with other device users, can rest assured knowing their personal information, photos, apps and emails are secure with protection from Absolute Data Protect," said Mark Grace, Vice President of Consumer Business at Absolute Software. "We appreciate the opportunity to expand our partnerships with major retailers and bring Absolute Data Protect to more device owners."

Absolute Data Protect for the Kindle Fire, Android tablets and smartphones, Windows tablets, including select Windows 8 tablets, Macs and PCs provides consumers with some of the features available with Computrace® LoJack® for Laptops by Absolute Software.

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 18 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Positioned as a Visionary vendor in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, Absolute's solutions - Computrace, Absolute Manage, 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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