NEWBURY, UK - November 22, 2007 - 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 several recent incidents where its European computer tracking service ComputraceOneTM recovered stolen computers and helped organisations fight computer crime.
Absolute's European product, ComputraceOne, uses the Internet to track and recover missing laptop computers. When a Computrace-equipped computer is reported stolen, the embedded Computrace agent sends a silent signal to Absolute's Monitoring Centre - providing critical location information. Absolute's Recovery Team then works with the law enforcement organisation that has jurisdiction over the matter, to recover the computer. With support installed in the BIOS(1) during manufacture by the world's leading computer manufacturers, the Computrace software agent can survive accidental or deliberate attempts at removal or disablement.
The experience of Wokingham-headquartered BRC Reinforcement Solutions is typical of Absolute customers:
To combat the possibility of computer theft, the 400-employee manufacturer purchased the ComputraceOne monitoring service to track its laptops. The company was relieved that they were protected when thieves made off with a computer during an overnight burglary. Soon after, the stolen computer called home to the Absolute Monitoring Centre to indicate its location. The Absolute Recovery Team then worked with local police to retrieve the laptop and have now charged two alleged thieves.
"I am always sceptical of new technology until it is proven - but I am now convinced that ComputraceOne works," said Adrian Marks, IT Systems Administrator at BRC Reinforcement "I was really impressed by the recovery process - I didn't have to chase Absolute Software at all. They informed me when the laptop started 'calling in'. Not long after, I had a call from the police telling me the laptop had been recovered. All we had to do was let Absolute know when one of our computers went missing."
Other recent examples of computer recoveries for Absolute's European customers include:
Independent Television News, UK - In two unrelated crimes, one laptop was stolen from a staff member's car and another was lost when one of the television network's employees experienced a home burglary. Both computers have been located and the details handed over to the police - resulting in charges being brought against the alleged thieves.
Ovre Eiker Kommune, Norway - Twelve laptops were stolen during an overnight burglary at the school. By working with local police, Absolute's Recovery team has retrieved all twelve computers and several alleged thieves are now facing charges.
Eiker Videregående Skole, Norway - When a laptop was stolen from a teacher's classroom in a brazen mid-day robbery, school officials were thankful that the computer was protected by ComputraceOne. Using location information transmitted from the laptop, local police recovered the laptop and apprehended the alleged thief who claimed they had innocently purchased it from "a guy in Drammen". He has been charged with handling stolen goods.
According to Bill Pound, Senior Director of International Operations, Absolute Software, "Organisations across Europe face slowed productivity, media scrutiny and increased costs when stolen computers and the information on them fall into the wrong hands. ComputraceOne combines the ability to track computers, recover those that go missing and remotely delete sensitive information. It also provides secure IT asset management for computers that are disconnected from company networks. As these customers can attest, ComputraceOne provides an easy-to deploy, cost-effective solution for combating issues surrounding lost or stolen computers. "
For more information on Absolute's success in recovering lost or stolen computers, please visit http://www.absolute.com/resources/resources-by-market.asp
(1) For a complete list of BIOS-supported computers visit http://www.absolute.com/BIOS.
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® 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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Bracknell, UK; November 20th, 2007. Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading
provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart
networking, today announced a new solution, AppXML, designed
specifically for helping customers tackle the challenges of deploying
web services and SOAs. An extension of Radware's award winning APSolute
solution, AppXML is a security and performance driven platform which
provides enterprises with the foundational infrastructure enabling
secure, high-performance XML and web services communications for mission
Although SOA and XML based-web services allow for enterprises to
dynamically integrate their business processes and IT systems using open
standards-based specifications, they leave enterprises open to increased
security risks and performance degradation. AppXML enables customers to
exchange secure web services between enterprise and business partners
and other interactive users whilst providing them with key features to
boost application capabilities. These include:
- Increased Performance Acceleration
o Transforms synchronous web services to an asynchronous (queue-based)
process for delayed batch-processing
o Offloads XML processing from servers and accelerates SSL transport for
o Provides control on invocations per second to manage SLAs with
o Offloads tasks from application servers to dedicated hardware
- Enhanced Security
o Protects from both non-deliberate and malicious attacks with
industry-leading authentication, authorisation and admission controls
o Secures web services and networks from external and internal threats
by validating XML structure, filtering malicious content, cloaking and
o Delivers further security of web services of denial-of-service attacks
and scalability to accommodate growing capacity requirements
o Ensures web service message integrity and privacy through schema
validation, SSL decryption, message encryption and signing
- Streamlined Deployment - Facilitated Manageability and Reporting
o Enables faster integration with web services with protocol-mixing of
XML and non-XML traffic, interoperability, XML processing and
o Speeds implementation with minimal disruption to application services
through strong WSDL policy management, proxy-based approach and
interoperability and redundancy support
Amir Peles, Radware's CTO explained, "With the addition of AppXML to
their IT infrastructure, financial services and e-commerce enterprises
as well as government institutions can benefit from better business
agility and IT flexibility. They will be able to react more quickly to
security risks, integrate more easily with their partners, reduce time
to market and benefit from secure e-business process integration."
AppXML is an appliance developed by the coupling of Radware's
award-winning APSolute application delivery platform and Forum Systems'
industry-leading XML Sentry software. Together, and less than one year
after the announcement of their partnership, Radware and Forum developed
a complete solution that enterprises can use to optimise and manage
their web-based activities.
"Radware is the only provider offering a unified load-balancing and web
services platform, reducing the costs of implementing and maintaining
SOA deployments," explained Mamoon Yunus, CTO for Forum Systems. "This
is a logical, strategic approach to enhancing security and increasing
performance of SOA implementation which provides a great return on
investment with low cost of ownership," Yunus concluded.
Enterprises can leverage AppXML by combining Radware's application
delivery solutions which optimises performance and delivers high-level
security. Collectively using AppXML with Radware's AppDirector, an
industry-leading application delivery controller and Radware's AppXcel,
provides a comprehensive set of web services security, acceleration and
optimisation to ensure fast, reliable and secure delivery of
mission-critical web-enabled services and ensures secure and continuous
online business activity.
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), the global leader in integrated application
delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance,
and complete security of business-critical applications for more than
5,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute(tm), Radware's
comprehensive and award-winning suite of intelligent front end, access,
and security products, companies in every industry can drive business
productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and
infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more
information, please visit http://www.radware.com.
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subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the
Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand
for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and
amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to
time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including Radware's Form 20-F.
London, 2nd November 2007 - Dot TK, with its 1.7 million active domain
names, is now one of the 10 largest domain registries in the world. The
Internet domain of the small group of Tokelau Islands in the South
Pacific, has grown bigger than country code extensions such as .it
(Italy) and .fr (France). Due to the enormous growth in the last couple
of weeks, Dot TK has decided, together with the government of Tokelau,
to temporarily stop the registry for paid domains. This period is called
the 'Sunrise Period' and runs until 3rd December 9.59am GMT.
During this period, corporations can register Dot TK domain names that
correspond with their trademarks which allows protection from misuse of
registered trademarks, cyber squatting and to provide time for the
resolution of disputes over trademarks. Legitimate proof of trademark
ownership is necessary in order to complete these registrations.
The registration of free .TK domain names will remain possible in the
Sunrise Period. However, these free registrations provide no license
rights to the registrant, only the user's rights. Dot TK can withdraw
the user's rights immediately when there is a conflict with a trademark
"After our visit to Western Europe in September, we have seen an
enormous increase in new registrations," said Tino Vitale, general
manager of Tokelau's communications company Teletok. "But with our small
community of just over 1,000 people we don't want any problems with
corporations wanting to protect their trademarks. And that's the reason
why we have launched this Sunrise Period."
"Every trademark domain name registration will be verified extensively,"
said Joost Zuurbier, CEO of Dot TK. "We have a semi-automated due
diligence process that not only checks the information of the
registrant, but also checks if the trademarks do belong to his or her
company. With this system we can verify the trademark registrations of
the 28 major trademark authorities. Only when we can verify that the
trademark belongs to the registrant, will we approve the registration."
Notes to Editor
Dot TK is a joint venture of the Government of Tokelau, its
communication company Teletok and BV Dot TK, a privately held company.
More information about Dot TK can be found at http://www.dot.tk
Dot TK - Renaming The Internet
Joost Zuurbier, CEO, Dot TK
Tel: +44 20 7734 9596
Fax: +44 20 7734 9597