SOURCE: Aladdin Knowledge Systems

October 15, 2008 06:30 ET

Aladdin Launches Attack Intelligence Research Center

New Internet Security Center Sheds Light on the Business of eCrime and Delivers Predictive Business Intelligence to Protect Organizations From Future Web Threats

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced the launch of the Aladdin Attack Intelligence Research Center, a premier facility for Internet security cybercrime investigation.

Based at Aladdin's headquarters in Israel, the Attack Intelligence Research Center is comprised of global security researchers and law enforcement and cybercrime specialists dedicated to delivering security data and intelligence that educates, supports and strengthens the security community, and drives innovation in Aladdin's content security solutions.

Spearheaded by forensic Web specialist Ian Amit (see photo), director of security research at Aladdin Knowledge Systems, the Center steps beyond traditional threat detection to provide business intelligence surrounding evolving threats, predict future trends in Internet security, and uncover the inner workings and affects of the business of eCrime. The findings enable organizations to implement best practices and build corporate policy to protect against zero-hour and future Internet threats that compromise legitimate business safety.

"Discovering malware is only half the battle -- our mission is to go beyond threat detection and malicious code to identify where the threat came from, who is benefitting from it, and how threats ultimately affect real organizations today and in the future," said Amit. "It is only through the understanding of how these threats are developed and delivered that we can protect our businesses today, and become educated and better prepared for tomorrow."

With more than 10 years of experience in the information security industry, Amit brings a mixture of software development, OS, network and Web security expertise to Aladdin. Prior to Aladdin, he held a director position at a global Internet security company, leading its security research group. Amit was also the founder and CTO of a security startup in the IDS/IPS arena and developed new techniques for attack interception. Prior to that, he served in a director position at Datavantage responsible for software development, information security as well as designing and building a financial Datacenter. Amit holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzlya.

Upcoming Attack Intelligence Research Center Reports

The Center will publish a semi-annual security trend report that not only recapitulates the Web threats of the previous six months, but also uses these findings to summarize trends in cybercrime and predict threats that will affect businesses in the next six months. Amit will also recommend proactive actions organizations can take to protect against attacks. The Attack Intelligence Research Center will consistently deliver:

-- 24x7 threat research

-- Monthly threat forecasts

-- Technical blogs

-- Regular security updates

-- Opt-in email / SMS notifications

-- Emergency support

"Aladdin created the Attack Intelligence Research Center to uncover valuable threat intelligence and provide predictive guidance that advances the understanding of the business of eCrime and ensures that organizations are better prepared to protect themselves against cybercrime attacks," said Tsion Gonen, vice president of the Content Security Business Unit at Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "By focusing on the ever-changing eCrime tactics, the Center is uniquely positioned to recommend best practices to the community and drive innovation in Aladdin's content security solutions."

For more information on the Attack Intelligence Research Center and for updates on the latest Internet threats, visit the Attack Intelligence Research Center blog at www.aladdin.com/AIRC.

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 SafeWord two-factor authentication technology protects companies' important information assets and applications. 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, improves productivity, and enables compliance. Visit www.Aladdin.com.

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