Computers offer theft protection solution.

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Professional Notebooks and Desktops feature Mobile Theft Protection Solution for recovery of stolen systems and data. Integrating Computrace technology and Trusted Platform Module(TPM) v1.2, system locates lost or stolen computers and features remote control to delete sensitive data. Solution also aids in IT department monitoring by identifying unsupported applications and unauthorized memory or hard drive installations.

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Gateway Enhances Notebook Security With Absolute Software's Computrace(R) Anti-Theft Technology and TPM 1.2 Hardware on the Entire Professional Product Line

Gateway's Entire Line of Professional Products - Notebooks and Desktops - Combines the Industry's Latest Security Standard With 'Lojack' Computer Recovery Technology and Investment Protection

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 9 -- Gateway, continuing its commitment to provide its education, government and professional customers with enterprise-grade solutions, will start integrating two leading security technologies into its Professional notebook and desktop product line up.

Gateway's new Mobile Theft Protection Solution minimizes the incalculable costs associated with stolen notebook PCs by adding Absolute(R) Software's Computrace technology into the firmware, bringing data security to the core of the system that cannot be removed or altered. The systems will also integrate the industry's latest hardware security standard -- Trusted Platform Module(TPM) 1.2.

"Securing the data on notebook PCs is one of the toughest challenges for IT professionals, and with the proliferation of mobile computing across all business segments, the threat of data loss and network breaches through theft of notebooks has never been greater," said William Diehl, vice president of product marketing, Gateway. "By embedding Gateway's Mobile Theft Protection Solution and TPM 1.2 into the PC, we are able to provide CIOs with the investment protection and data security they need in a solution that lowers the cost of ownership and is easy to deploy and support."

"Once thieves understand what this new security system means, they will pass on handling PCs that have it," Diehl added.

Mobile Theft Protection Solution Helps Recover Stolen Systems and Data

Gateway's Mobile Theft Protection Solution is powered by Absolute Software's Computrace, a comprehensive and intelligible tool proven to significantly reduce theft and maintain system integrity. Like LoJack for notebooks, it locates lost or stolen computers, minimizes replacement costs and enables sensitive data to be deleted discretely by remote control from a missing PC through an innovative Data Delete feature, ensuring sensitive company assets and/or personal information are not compromised.

After the customer activates Absolute's ComputraceComplete service, in the event a computer is stolen, Absolute guarantees the recovery of the computer; if it cannot be recovered within 60 days, the customer may be eligible for a Recovery Guarantee payment of up to $1,000(1).

"The value placed on today's computing assets has made theft prevention and recovery software an imperative tool," said John Livingston, chairman and CEO of Absolute Software. "More than 700,000 computers are stolen in the U.S. each year, many of which include sensitive or irreplaceable data. Computrace is like LoJack for laptops and is the industry standard for protecting computers against the threat of theft, misuse and system breach. Integration of Computrace in Gateway's Mobile Theft Protection Solution helps ensure the new lineup of professional notebooks remains safe and secure."

Gateway's Mobile Theft Protection Solution can also be used by IT departments to monitor system configurations and software loads. It is an ideal tool for identifying unsupported applications and unauthorized memory or hard drive installations, reducing support costs and harmful security threats.

Leading TPM Security Standard Integrated Across both professional Notebooks and Desktop Lines

In addition to safeguarding against system or data loss, Gateway's entire line-up of professional notebooks join Gateway's E-Series desktops in supporting the latest security hardware standard, Trusted Platform Module(TPM) 1.2.

TPM is a hardware-based security standard that allows users to encrypt data and manage passwords; it also provides secure authentication to networks by storing keys, passwords and digital certificates. It provides a much more secure environment than passwords and software-based solutions that are vulnerable to hacking and cyber attacks. Critical applications and capabilities such as secure email, secure web access and local protection of data are much more secure when running on a Trusted Computing Platform.

Pricing and Availability

Gateway's Mobile Theft Protection Solution is available now on its full line of professional notebooks, including the Gateway M250, M460 and M680.
Customers simply need to activate the service, which starts at $99 for three years of coverage. All Gateway professional notebooks noted above are hardware compatible with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2.

Both initiatives join Gateway's growing portfolio of security services and product offerings, including Network Security Audit, Learning Network Security, Keep your Hard Drive, and virus software bundles. Gateway will continue to expand its security offerings with solutions that make it easy for customers to protect their corporate assets.

Gateway Professional

From value-priced servers to ultra-reliable desktops to comprehensive services, Gateway has served organizations for 20-years. Gateway uses itsmulti-channel approach to make the purchase, use and support of technology simple. Gateway customers include many of the world's leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona, Harvard University, California Highway Patrol and others. For more information onGateway Professional solutions, visit

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. After acquiring eMachines in early 2004, Gateway is now the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct sales force. See for more information.

About Absolute

Absolute(R) Software (TSX VEN: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft Recovery and Secure Asset Tracking(TM). Absolute's uniquely patented Computrace(R) technology is optimized for remote and mobile users. Absolute Software provides organizations with simple and cost effective solutions to help track their computing assets, deter computer loss, and reduce incurred liability costs. Absolute Software has a history of delivering first-to-market technology innovations along with a recovery guarantee making it one of the most reliable asset tracking and recovery solutions in the market today. The company also has partnerships with global leaders, including, DELL, IBM, HP, Toshiba, Gateway, Phoenix Technologies, and Apple.

For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit

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CONTACT: Bryan Sherlock of Gateway, +1-949-471-7756,

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