Swiss-Based iT SEC iT Security AG to Integrate Aladdin's eToken Into Four Security Solutions

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Aladdin Knowledge Systems

    CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Aladdin
 Knowledge Systems (Nasdaq:    ALDN), a global leader in the field of Internet
 content and software security, today announced a significant eToken
 partnership that integrates eToken PRO into four major security solutions
 offered by iT SEC iT Security AG, a leading European smartcard-based solutions
 vendor.
     Choosing Aladdin's eToken PRO for its strong two-factor (ownership and
 knowledge) authentication, iT SEC iT Security AG is set to use the key-sized
 USB-based token within its Secure(R) family of security solutions to enable
 its customers to portably store passwords, user registration certificates and
 digital signatures for files and emails.  Aladdin's eToken PRO is to be
 integrated into iT SEC's Secure Single Signon, Secure E-Mail, Secure File &
 folder and Secure E-Business solutions.  Designed to guarantee secure transfer
 and storage of sensitive data for authorized users, iT SEC iT Security's
 solutions benefit from eToken's comprehensive combination of powerful
 security, portability and ease of use.
     "The eToken PRO is an ideal security token for our customers," said Dr.
 Erich Rutsche, CMO at iT SEC iT Security Ltd.  "The combination of an
 attractive design and high security is crucial for adaptation in large
 organizations.  iT SEC's applications, in combination with the eToken PRO,
 offer high security and convenience to the user and minimal total cost of
 ownership for the organization."
     eToken is the alternative to conventional smartcard systems.  In contrast
 to smartcard solutions, eToken does not require an additional reader, as the
 reader is already integrated into the USB-based eToken and is thus part of the
 smartcard chip.  By using industry standards, eToken can be embedded directly
 into existing smartcard applications using PS/SC, PKCS#11 and MSCapi.  This
 eToken includes an Infineon smartcard chip (SLE66CX160S with CardOSM4) which
 generates the personalized secret files on the eToken.  Infineon successfully
 certified this chip in 1999 for exacting ITSEC E4.
     "As one of the first partners to integrate Aladdin's newly unveiled eToken
 PRO user authentication device, iT SEC iT Security AG is an excellent example
 of a solutions company focused on providing the strongest portable security
 possible for networks and e-business," said Leedor Agam, Vice President of
 e-Business and eToken Solutions at Aladdin Knowledge Systems.  "We are very
 pleased to combine Aladdin's latest eToken technology with iT SEC's
 internationally respected line of security solutions."
 
     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 an 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 features 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 offer 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 out-of-the-box plug & play connectivity
 for various security clients.  Securing your networks and eBusiness
 applications has never been as easy and intuitive.
     Participation in the eToken Solution Partner Program offers companies
 which integrate with eToken, or promote its implementation, streamlined
 technical support and joint sales and marketing opportunities.  Additional
 information on the program can be obtained by e-mailing etoken@eAladdin.com .
 
     About iT SEC iT Security AG
     iT SEC iT Security AG is one of the leading European vendors for
 smartcard-based security solutions and token management systems.  Token
 management systems give businesses the tools for effective management and
 administration of smartcards and PKI.  The comprehensive security architecture
 integrates several secure applications for Secure Single Signon, Secure
 E-Mail, Secure File & Folder Encryption, as well as Secure E-Business.  The
 use of internationally recognized industry standards supports the integration
 of third-party products like eToken PRO from Aladdin Knowledge Systems.
     The iT SEC iT Security solutions are developed in Switzerland and meet the
 highest demands for security and reliability.  With national offices in
 Switzerland and Germany as well as partners worldwide, iT SEC provides
 customers with solution-oriented services and products that meet their
 individual needs.  The proven competence with major enterprises in the
 financial, industry and telecom sectors, as well as the project and
 integration experience in heterogeneous IT environments, make iT SEC a
 competent partner for IT security.  For more information, visit
 http://www.it-sec.com .
 
     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 through a network of 50 distributors serving more than 100 countries.  For
 more information, visit our website at http://www.eAladdin.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Matthew Zintel of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, 847-818-3800,
 ext. 4020, or Matthew.Zintel@eAladdin.com ; Investor Relations, Adam J. Rosen
 of KCSA Worldwide, 212-896-1220, or arosen@kcsa.com ; Dr. Erich Ruetsche of iT
 SEC iT Security in Germany, 41-1-404-82-00, or info@it-sec.com
 
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SOURCE Aladdin Knowledge Systems
    CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Aladdin
 Knowledge Systems (Nasdaq:    ALDN), a global leader in the field of Internet
 content and software security, today announced a significant eToken
 partnership that integrates eToken PRO into four major security solutions
 offered by iT SEC iT Security AG, a leading European smartcard-based solutions
 vendor.
     Choosing Aladdin's eToken PRO for its strong two-factor (ownership and
 knowledge) authentication, iT SEC iT Security AG is set to use the key-sized
 USB-based token within its Secure(R) family of security solutions to enable
 its customers to portably store passwords, user registration certificates and
 digital signatures for files and emails.  Aladdin's eToken PRO is to be
 integrated into iT SEC's Secure Single Signon, Secure E-Mail, Secure File &
 folder and Secure E-Business solutions.  Designed to guarantee secure transfer
 and storage of sensitive data for authorized users, iT SEC iT Security's
 solutions benefit from eToken's comprehensive combination of powerful
 security, portability and ease of use.
     "The eToken PRO is an ideal security token for our customers," said Dr.
 Erich Rutsche, CMO at iT SEC iT Security Ltd.  "The combination of an
 attractive design and high security is crucial for adaptation in large
 organizations.  iT SEC's applications, in combination with the eToken PRO,
 offer high security and convenience to the user and minimal total cost of
 ownership for the organization."
     eToken is the alternative to conventional smartcard systems.  In contrast
 to smartcard solutions, eToken does not require an additional reader, as the
 reader is already integrated into the USB-based eToken and is thus part of the
 smartcard chip.  By using industry standards, eToken can be embedded directly
 into existing smartcard applications using PS/SC, PKCS#11 and MSCapi.  This
 eToken includes an Infineon smartcard chip (SLE66CX160S with CardOSM4) which
 generates the personalized secret files on the eToken.  Infineon successfully
 certified this chip in 1999 for exacting ITSEC E4.
     "As one of the first partners to integrate Aladdin's newly unveiled eToken
 PRO user authentication device, iT SEC iT Security AG is an excellent example
 of a solutions company focused on providing the strongest portable security
 possible for networks and e-business," said Leedor Agam, Vice President of
 e-Business and eToken Solutions at Aladdin Knowledge Systems.  "We are very
 pleased to combine Aladdin's latest eToken technology with iT SEC's
 internationally respected line of security solutions."
 
     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 an 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 features 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 offer 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 out-of-the-box plug & play connectivity
 for various security clients.  Securing your networks and eBusiness
 applications has never been as easy and intuitive.
     Participation in the eToken Solution Partner Program offers companies
 which integrate with eToken, or promote its implementation, streamlined
 technical support and joint sales and marketing opportunities.  Additional
 information on the program can be obtained by e-mailing etoken@eAladdin.com .
 
     About iT SEC iT Security AG
     iT SEC iT Security AG is one of the leading European vendors for
 smartcard-based security solutions and token management systems.  Token
 management systems give businesses the tools for effective management and
 administration of smartcards and PKI.  The comprehensive security architecture
 integrates several secure applications for Secure Single Signon, Secure
 E-Mail, Secure File & Folder Encryption, as well as Secure E-Business.  The
 use of internationally recognized industry standards supports the integration
 of third-party products like eToken PRO from Aladdin Knowledge Systems.
     The iT SEC iT Security solutions are developed in Switzerland and meet the
 highest demands for security and reliability.  With national offices in
 Switzerland and Germany as well as partners worldwide, iT SEC provides
 customers with solution-oriented services and products that meet their
 individual needs.  The proven competence with major enterprises in the
 financial, industry and telecom sectors, as well as the project and
 integration experience in heterogeneous IT environments, make iT SEC a
 competent partner for IT security.  For more information, visit
 http://www.it-sec.com .
 
     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 through a network of 50 distributors serving more than 100 countries.  For
 more information, visit our website at http://www.eAladdin.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Matthew Zintel of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, 847-818-3800,
 ext. 4020, or Matthew.Zintel@eAladdin.com ; Investor Relations, Adam J. Rosen
 of KCSA Worldwide, 212-896-1220, or arosen@kcsa.com ; Dr. Erich Ruetsche of iT
 SEC iT Security in Germany, 41-1-404-82-00, or info@it-sec.com
 
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