SOURCE: Aladdin Knowledge Systems

August 11, 2008 06:30 ET

Aladdin HASP SRM Adds Automatic File Wrapping to Secure Intellectual Property in Java-Based Applications

HASP SRM v 3.50 Ease-of-Use Updates Include Improved Key Memory Management, Business Studio Application Enhancements, and Update Handling Improvements

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced the release of Aladdin HASP SRM™ v 3.50, adding automatic file wrapping for Java applications, enhanced security and ease-of-use to Aladdin's award-winning, fully-integrated hardware- and software-based copy protection and licensing solution.

Critical Protection for Proprietary Intellectual Property

The HASP SRM Java Envelope provides advanced protection for Java Archive (JAR) files through strong encryption, protecting against reverse engineering at the class-level through the encryption of user-selected class files. Within just minutes, the HASP SRM v 3.50 Java Envelope automatically "wraps" Java applications in HASP SRM's award-winning copy protection without requiring any changes to the source code itself.

A cross-platform environment based on intermediate code, Java is highly prone to reverse-engineering, making Envelope protection critical to securing intellectual property. Unlike other software DRM solutions, the HASP SRM Java Envelope does not require the conversion of Java files into another format in order to implement HASP SRM software- or hardware-based locking. HASP SRM v 3.50 is the only automatic file wrapping system that supports both hardware and software locking.

"Aladdin's commitment to supporting all major development environments and operating systems is clearly displayed in the newest version of HASP SRM," said Laila Arad-Allan, vice president of software digital rights management at Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "Java applications are frequently used in mobile phones, smart card devices, and embedded software development for medical machinery, parking pay stations, Web cameras and games. The widespread use of Java poses an increased risk to these segments, making intellectual property protection an absolute necessity wherever Java applications are included."

Increased Security

HASP SRM v 3.50 provides software developers with enhanced security, adding clone detection to software-based licenses to preserve revenue through detection of fraudulent software licenses. Once detected, software publishers can choose to cease functionality of the duplicate software license until the user contacts the software publisher to validate the license.

Enhanced Convenience and Ease-of-Use Features

New features and granular, role-based tools provide enhanced visibility, allowing software publishers to make informed decisions quickly and easily, and improve productivity by giving more independence to order entry and fulfillment roles:

--  Improved Key Memory Management: Enhanced key memory management tools
    enable order entry representatives to use pre-defined default memory values
    or overwrite new information to the key memory when the order is placed
    with no fear of impacting the key's functionality.
--  Business Studio™ GUI Enhancements: In response to customer
    requests, the Business Studio interface has been updated to include a
    number of new ease-of-use functions including the ability to multi-select
    from a list, search directly from the "Customer Name" field in the order
    form without the need to open a new search, new easy-to-find buttons that
    replace drop-down menus, and the ability to copy & paste product keys for
    use in emails, on labels, etc.
--  Update Handling Improvements: Additional user-requested functionality
    has been added to the Business Studio API that enables order fulfillment
    staff to streamline simple updates to software in the field, including the
    ability to wipe licenses clean before installing a license update.
    

Pricing and Availability

Aladdin HASP SRM v 3.50 is available now and can be purchased through the worldwide network of Aladdin offices and authorized HASP distributors. The HASP SRM Developer Kit is available for download at no charge. Pricing for hardware- and software-based Protection Keys and product activations varies based on type and quantities selected. Current HASP SRM customers can upgrade at no charge by downloading the update from the Aladdin Web site at http://www.aladdin.com/support/hasp-srm/hasp_srm_v3_50.aspx. The HASP SRM Java Envelope is available for download at http://www.aladdin.com/support/hasp-srm/vendor.aspx.

About Aladdin HASP SRM

Aladdin HASP SRM is the #1 choice of software publishers worldwide, boosting business growth and profitability through strong software copy protection, unmatched intellectual property protection, and secure licensing and product activation. Fully aligned with the software product lifecycle, award-winning HASP SRM features easy-to-use role-based tools for developers, product managers, order processing, and production. Visit www.Aladdin.com/HASP.

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN) is an information security leader with offices in 12 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners, and numerous awards for innovation. Aladdin eToken is the world's #1 USB-based authentication solution, offering identity and access management tools that protect sensitive data. Aladdin HASP SRM boosts growth for software developers and publishers through strong anti-piracy protection, IP protection, and secure licensing and product activation. Aladdin eSafe delivers real-time intelligent Web gateway security that helps protect data and networks, improve productivity, and enable compliance. Visit www.Aladdin.com.

©2008 Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd. All rights reserved. HASP, Business Studio, Aladdin Knowledge Systems and the Aladdin logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd. All other product and brand names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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