Absolute Software Joins Enterprise Desktop Alliance

February 17, 2010 in Announcements (E)

[prMac.com] Sunnyvale, California - The Enterprise Desktop Alliance today announced that Absolute Software has joined the Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA). On December 3, 2009 Absolute purchased LANrev which was a founding member of the EDA. By joining the EDA, Absolute has broadened the categories of cross-platform integration that the EDA represents to include cloud-based data security, theft recovery and computer tracking. Absolute's security and computer lifecycle management solutions support both Mac(R) computers and PCs.

"We are delighted that Absolute Software has continued and extended LANrev's engagement with the EDA," said T. Reid Lewis, president of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, and CEO of Group Logic. "Absolute's participation will help us advance our goal of helping IT deploy and manage Macs in a Windows environment."

"Absolute believes that the Enterprise Desktop Alliance contributes to helping people and the organizations they work for select their preferred platform based on the needs of the job rather than because of it's perceived manageability," said Peter Frankl, vice president of Asset Management Software at Absolute.

Absolute has participated in all the activities sponsored by the EDA in 2010 including the webcast "Snow Leopard Integration in the Enterprise" which is available on-demand on the EDA web site. Absolute was also represented at Macworld in the Enterprise Desktop Alliance booth.

About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in tracking, managing and protecting computers and mobile devices. The Company's Computrace, Absolute Manage and LoJack(R) for Laptops solutions provide theft recovery, data protection and computer lifecycle management capabilities to organizations and consumers. The Company's software agent is embedded in the firmware of computers by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, General Dynamics Itronix, 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, visit the Absolute web site.

The Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) is a collaboration among enterprise class software companies to deliver solutions that streamline the deployment, integration and management of the Mac in sophisticated Windows-centric IT environments. By leveraging the suite of capabilities that EDA solutions offer, an enterprise can use the same hardware and software infrastructures to easily integrate Macs and achieve the same level of control, security, policy compliance, and services that they currently have with their Windows platforms. For more information, visit the enterprise Desktop Alliance web site.


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