SOURCE: Aladdin Knowledge Systems

May 15, 2008 06:30 ET

Aladdin HASP SRM Receives CompTIA SoftwareCEO Innovation Award

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced that Aladdin HASP SRM won "Most Innovative Software for the Software Industry" at the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) 2008 SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards. The award was presented during the CompTIA Software Marketing Perspectives Conference in Santa Clara, California on May 8th.

The industry's leading software copy protection, IP protection and secure licensing solution, Aladdin HASP SRM enables software publishers to grow their business and maximize profits. HASP SRM received particular praise for its innovative, industry-unique end-to-end software DRM platform that integrates hardware- and software-based security in a single solution.

SoftwareCEO's annual Software Innovation Awards recognize innovations in products, ideas, and business models that stimulate growth and innovation far beyond conventional software ideas and processes. Winners were chosen based on the scope, impact and novel approach of the software solution.

HASP SRM completely separates engineering from business processes and fully aligns protection and licensing with the software product lifecycle. A single set of role-based tools enables optimum use of organizational resources, allows software publishers to quickly respond to changing market needs, and provides the versatility to protect, license and distribute their software to best suit their business models, and drive future innovation.

"This year's SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards competition featured more than 90 entries, a record number," said David Sommer, Chief Operating Officer, CompTIA, and publisher of SoftwareCEO. "That's testament to the creativity and vibrancy of the software market, which continues to produce products and services that deliver real business value to customers. By winning a SoftwareCEO Software Innovation award, Aladdin Knowledge Systems has demonstrated it is at the forefront of innovation. On behalf of the worldwide membership of CompTIA and SoftwareCEO, I am pleased to recognize their achievement."

"Aladdin is honored to be recognized for our achievements in software digital rights management by such a globally respected organization as CompTIA," said Laila Arad-Allan, vice president of software DRM at Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "This award underscores Aladdin's dedication to cutting-edge innovation that brings value to the software industry by anticipating the needs of software publishers and creating solutions to further their business."

About SoftwareCEO

SoftwareCEO is a resource-packed electronic newsletter and web portal built by software executives for software executives. It's the software industry's "Page One" for information and advice on software marketing, software sales, software business, software pricing and financing, and software services. For more information, visit www.softwareceo.com.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's $3 trillion information technology industry. CompTIA membership extends into more than 100 countries and includes companies at the forefront of innovation; the channel partners and solution providers they rely on to bring their products to market; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their technology investments. For more information, visit www.comptia.org.

About Aladdin HASP

The Aladdin HASP family of software DRM products is the #1 choice of software publishers worldwide. HASP provides software developers with strong software protection, licensing and distribution solutions that enable them to prevent software piracy and increase revenues, protect intellectual property, and expand licensing models to reach more customers. Visit www.Aladdin.com/HASP.

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems' Software Rights Management products are the #1 choice of software developers and publishers to protect intellectual property, increase revenues, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin eToken is the world's #1 USB-based authentication solution. The Aladdin eSafe secure Web gateway provides the most advanced protection against the latest Web-based threats and attacks. Aladdin has offices in 12 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners, and has won numerous awards for innovation. For more information, visit the Aladdin Web site at www.Aladdin.com.

©2008 Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd. All rights reserved. HASP, 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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