Aladdin and Ubizen Announce Strategic Partnership; eToken Technology Integrated With Ubizen's MultiSecure Solutions

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Aladdin Knowledge Systems

    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems
 (Nasdaq:   ALDN), a global leader in the field of Internet content and software
 security, and Ubizen (Nasdaq Europe: UBIZ - Euronext: UBI), a leading provider
 of e-Security solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that will
 integrate Aladdin's eToken user authentication device into Ubizen's
 MultiSecure(R), which provides secure e-business transactions and Web portal
 access control.
     Integrating the eToken-based security key with the MultiSecure web
 encryption, digital signing and authentication security solution, results in
 an offering that provides secure access to a variety of e-business services.
 The initial partnership will focus on the financial industry and B2B players
 in need of verifying the identity of their online users and providing proof of
 their transactions.  Combining portable, two factor authentication and strong
 Web access control, as well as the ability to generate and store digital
 credentials on the token itself, eToken and Ubizen MultiSecure allow users to
 authenticate themselves from any PC they use, wherever in the world.
     "The dual initiative to provide strong but yet convenient security
 solutions is the cornerstone of the Aladdin-Ubizen partnership," said Avishai
 Ziv, Vice President of Business Development at Aladdin.  "Working in tandem
 with Ubizen's global security network, Aladdin's eToken is quickly set to
 provide MultiSecure users with unmatched peace of mind, raising the
 significance of the partnership substantially."
     Through the Aladdin eToken Solution Partnership Program and the Ubizen
 Security Alliance Program (USAP), the integrated solution of eToken with
 MultiSecure will also be available to both organizations' partners and
 resellers around the globe.
     "The combined solution offers robust, yet flexible, security for online
 financial services, e-banking, e-trading or any e-commerce services requiring
 digital signing functionality," said Carlo Schupp, Executive Vice President
 Software at Ubizen.  "MultiSecure delivers the software for central security
 management and digital proof, while the eToken enables PKI-based user
 authentication and a safe and very convenient way to store digital signature
 keys."
     "Aladdin's eToken partnership with Ubizen reflects the markets growing
 demand for combining strong token-based user authentication with robust online
 security services," said Leedor Agam, Aladdin's Vice President of eBusiness
 & eToken Solution.  "The online financial community and other industries can
 benefit greatly by combining such powerful security with the convenience of
 portability.  We're very pleased to begin co-marketing this valuable effort
 with Ubizen."
 
     About eToken
     eToken, a USB device about the size of a normal house key, is now widely
 accepted as the ultimate device for securing your networks and e-Business
 needs.  It offers a fully portable and cost effective means to authenticate
 users and to digitally sign sensitive business transactions.
 Utilizing state of the art technology, eToken PRO offers advanced Smartcard
 functionality with robust onboard cryptographic processor such as 1024-bit
 RSA, 3xDES, SHA1 and MD5.  eToken PRO offers unmatched  level of physical and
 logical protection with its ITSEC LE4 Smartcard chip security accreditation.
 With its onboard 1024-bit RSA processor, eToken PRO is the ideal solution for
 PKI enabled applications since all sensitive operations and signing including
 PKI key generation, can be done in the secure environment on the token itself
 away from the hostile environment of the PC.  eToken R2 offers simple yet
 robust 120bit DESX onboard security functionality as its underlying
 technology.  Offering both 2-factor authentication and full support for PKI
 applications through its ability to securely store private keys and digital
 certificates.  Both the eToken PRO and the R2 offers enhanced physical
 features in their newly designed one-piece plastic housing, providing an
 unmatched tamper-evident and water-resistant container.
     Support for open, non-proprietary security standards such as Microsoft
 CAPI & PKCS11, makes integration with security applications quick and smooth.
 eToken's innovative "Enterprise" solution set also offers an out of the box
 plug & play connectivity for various security clients.  Securing your networks
 and eBusiness applications has never been easy and intuitive.
     Participation in the eToken Solution Partner Program offers companies who
 integrate with eToken or promote its implementation with streamlined technical
 support and joint sales and marketing opportunities.  Additional information
 on the program can be obtained by e-mailing etoken@eAladdin.com .
 
     About Ubizen
     Ubizen, a leading provider of e-Security solutions, allows companies
 worldwide to confidently conduct their business operations online.  Ubizen
 MultiSecure(R), a family of application security products, provides secure
 e-business transactions and Web portal access control to protect against fraud
 and hacking.  Ubizen (R) OnlineGuardian(R), a family of managed security
 services, provides 24X7 proactive security surveillance of networks.  Ubizen's
 extensive Knowledge Management is made available through its portal site,
 www.securitywatch.com , an extensive online security resource, and through
 Ubizen's Security Intelligence Lab, which collects, researches and
 disseminates information on vendor products, viruses and vulnerabilities.
 With operations in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia-Pacific, Ubizen
 ( www.ubizen.com ) is a public company with dual listings on Nasdaq Europe
 (UBIZ) and the Euronext (UBI) exchange.
 
     About Aladdin
     Aladdin (Nasdaq:   ALDN) is a global leader in securing digital content,
 from applications software to Internet use and access.  Aladdin's products
 include HASP and Hardlock, software security systems that protect the revenues
 of developers and publishers; Privilege, a software licensing platform for the
 Internet; the eSafe line of anti-vandal, anti-virus and content filtering
 software for PCs and networks connected to the Internet; and eToken for
 Internet security and authentication.  Aladdin serves its customers through
 eight offices located in the world's major software markets as well as a
 network of 50 distributors serving more than 100 countries.  For more
 information visit our Web site at www.eAladdin.com .
 
     Contact:  Media, Matthew Zintel of Aladdin Knowledge Systems,
 Matthew.Zintel@eAladdin.com , 847-818-3800 x4020; Investors, Adam Rosen of
 KCSA Worldwide, arosen@kcsa.com , 212-896-1220
 
 

SOURCE Aladdin Knowledge Systems
    CHICAGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems
 (Nasdaq:   ALDN), a global leader in the field of Internet content and software
 security, and Ubizen (Nasdaq Europe: UBIZ - Euronext: UBI), a leading provider
 of e-Security solutions, today announced a strategic partnership that will
 integrate Aladdin's eToken user authentication device into Ubizen's
 MultiSecure(R), which provides secure e-business transactions and Web portal
 access control.
     Integrating the eToken-based security key with the MultiSecure web
 encryption, digital signing and authentication security solution, results in
 an offering that provides secure access to a variety of e-business services.
 The initial partnership will focus on the financial industry and B2B players
 in need of verifying the identity of their online users and providing proof of
 their transactions.  Combining portable, two factor authentication and strong
 Web access control, as well as the ability to generate and store digital
 credentials on the token itself, eToken and Ubizen MultiSecure allow users to
 authenticate themselves from any PC they use, wherever in the world.
     "The dual initiative to provide strong but yet convenient security
 solutions is the cornerstone of the Aladdin-Ubizen partnership," said Avishai
 Ziv, Vice President of Business Development at Aladdin.  "Working in tandem
 with Ubizen's global security network, Aladdin's eToken is quickly set to
 provide MultiSecure users with unmatched peace of mind, raising the
 significance of the partnership substantially."
     Through the Aladdin eToken Solution Partnership Program and the Ubizen
 Security Alliance Program (USAP), the integrated solution of eToken with
 MultiSecure will also be available to both organizations' partners and
 resellers around the globe.
     "The combined solution offers robust, yet flexible, security for online
 financial services, e-banking, e-trading or any e-commerce services requiring
 digital signing functionality," said Carlo Schupp, Executive Vice President
 Software at Ubizen.  "MultiSecure delivers the software for central security
 management and digital proof, while the eToken enables PKI-based user
 authentication and a safe and very convenient way to store digital signature
 keys."
     "Aladdin's eToken partnership with Ubizen reflects the markets growing
 demand for combining strong token-based user authentication with robust online
 security services," said Leedor Agam, Aladdin's Vice President of eBusiness
 & eToken Solution.  "The online financial community and other industries can
 benefit greatly by combining such powerful security with the convenience of
 portability.  We're very pleased to begin co-marketing this valuable effort
 with Ubizen."
 
     About eToken
     eToken, a USB device about the size of a normal house key, is now widely
 accepted as the ultimate device for securing your networks and e-Business
 needs.  It offers a fully portable and cost effective means to authenticate
 users and to digitally sign sensitive business transactions.
 Utilizing state of the art technology, eToken PRO offers advanced Smartcard
 functionality with robust onboard cryptographic processor such as 1024-bit
 RSA, 3xDES, SHA1 and MD5.  eToken PRO offers unmatched  level of physical and
 logical protection with its ITSEC LE4 Smartcard chip security accreditation.
 With its onboard 1024-bit RSA processor, eToken PRO is the ideal solution for
 PKI enabled applications since all sensitive operations and signing including
 PKI key generation, can be done in the secure environment on the token itself
 away from the hostile environment of the PC.  eToken R2 offers simple yet
 robust 120bit DESX onboard security functionality as its underlying
 technology.  Offering both 2-factor authentication and full support for PKI
 applications through its ability to securely store private keys and digital
 certificates.  Both the eToken PRO and the R2 offers enhanced physical
 features in their newly designed one-piece plastic housing, providing an
 unmatched tamper-evident and water-resistant container.
     Support for open, non-proprietary security standards such as Microsoft
 CAPI & PKCS11, makes integration with security applications quick and smooth.
 eToken's innovative "Enterprise" solution set also offers an out of the box
 plug & play connectivity for various security clients.  Securing your networks
 and eBusiness applications has never been easy and intuitive.
     Participation in the eToken Solution Partner Program offers companies who
 integrate with eToken or promote its implementation with streamlined technical
 support and joint sales and marketing opportunities.  Additional information
 on the program can be obtained by e-mailing etoken@eAladdin.com .
 
     About Ubizen
     Ubizen, a leading provider of e-Security solutions, allows companies
 worldwide to confidently conduct their business operations online.  Ubizen
 MultiSecure(R), a family of application security products, provides secure
 e-business transactions and Web portal access control to protect against fraud
 and hacking.  Ubizen (R) OnlineGuardian(R), a family of managed security
 services, provides 24X7 proactive security surveillance of networks.  Ubizen's
 extensive Knowledge Management is made available through its portal site,
 www.securitywatch.com , an extensive online security resource, and through
 Ubizen's Security Intelligence Lab, which collects, researches and
 disseminates information on vendor products, viruses and vulnerabilities.
 With operations in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia-Pacific, Ubizen
 ( www.ubizen.com ) is a public company with dual listings on Nasdaq Europe
 (UBIZ) and the Euronext (UBI) exchange.
 
     About Aladdin
     Aladdin (Nasdaq:   ALDN) is a global leader in securing digital content,
 from applications software to Internet use and access.  Aladdin's products
 include HASP and Hardlock, software security systems that protect the revenues
 of developers and publishers; Privilege, a software licensing platform for the
 Internet; the eSafe line of anti-vandal, anti-virus and content filtering
 software for PCs and networks connected to the Internet; and eToken for
 Internet security and authentication.  Aladdin serves its customers through
 eight offices located in the world's major software markets as well as a
 network of 50 distributors serving more than 100 countries.  For more
 information visit our Web site at www.eAladdin.com .
 
     Contact:  Media, Matthew Zintel of Aladdin Knowledge Systems,
 Matthew.Zintel@eAladdin.com , 847-818-3800 x4020; Investors, Adam Rosen of
 KCSA Worldwide, arosen@kcsa.com , 212-896-1220
 
 SOURCE  Aladdin Knowledge Systems