SOURCE: Aladdin Knowledge Systems

December 16, 2008 07:58 ET

Aladdin Named Finalist in 2009 SC Awards Program

Aladdin eSafe and Aladdin eToken Named Top Web Filtering and Two-Factor Authentication Solutions

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN) today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2009 SC Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. Aladdin eToken is a finalist in the Best Multi-and Second-Factor solution category, and Aladdin eSafe is a finalist in the Best Web Filtering Solution category of the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.

eSafe and eToken were each selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 30 technology categories. Winners will be chosen by a panel of readers that represent the circulation of SC Magazine. The Reader Trust Voting Panel is comprised of a cross section of SC Magazine readership that is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets.

"Aladdin is in an elite group of companies recognized for helping businesses large and small protect themselves from the legion of security threats that loom every day. Finalists can be very proud of their recognition," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"It's a great honor for Aladdin to receive such premier industry recognition as a finalist for two SC Awards," said Elinor Nissensohn, global vice president of sales and marketing for Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "eSafe is consistently praised for its unique ability to intelligently protect organizations in real-time against malicious Web 2.0 threats, while eToken, the flagship product in Aladdin's Authentication business, has repeatedly proven its innovation and effectiveness in securing access to private data and applications through strong two-factor authentication."

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2009. For a full list of finalists, visit http://www.scmagazineus.com/SC-Magazine-Awards-2009/section/715/.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress. Visit www.scmagazineus.com.

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN) is an information security leader with offices in 15 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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