SOURCE: Aladdin Knowledge Systems

April 23, 2008 06:30 ET

Aladdin HASP SRM Selected as Finalist for CompTIA SoftwareCEO Innovation Award

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced that the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) named Aladdin HASP SRM, the industry's strongest software digital rights management system and the only integrated software- and hardware-based IP protection and licensing solution, a finalist for its second annual 2008 SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards.

As the industry's leading software copy protection, IP protection and licensing solution that enables software publishers to grow their business and maximize profits, Aladdin HASP SRM stands as a finalist in the category of Most Innovative Software for the Software Industry. 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. Finalists are chosen based on the scope, impact and novel approach of the solution. For a full list of finalists, visit www.softwareceo.com.

"SoftwareCEO's annual Software Innovation Awards recognize our industry's efforts and accomplishments in bringing innovative products and new business models to market," said David Sommer, chief operating officer, CompTIA, and publisher of SoftwareCEO. "The companies selected as finalists for these prestigious awards are delivering real business value to customers with their products and services. We are pleased to recognize their achievements."

In evaluating Aladdin HASP SRM, judges labeled HASP SRM as "innovative," and cited its hardware/software integration capabilities as an unmatched offering for developers. They also praised Aladdin's comprehensive Web site and host of product case studies.

"Aladdin constantly strives to be on the cutting edge of software DRM, and we are very pleased that SoftwareCEO recognizes the unique capabilities of HASP SRM," said Laila Arad-Allan, vice president of software DRM for Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "HASP SRM is the only integrated hardware- and software-based DRM solution that 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 much more versatility to protect, license and distribute their software to best suit their business models, and drive future innovation."

Award winners will be announced during a ceremony at the CompTIA Software Marketing Perspectives Conference & Expo, May 7-9, in Santa Clara, California.

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 http://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.

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