Aladdin Announces HASP4 for Mac OS X At Macworld Expo

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 9, 2001– Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), a global leader in the field of Internet content and software security, today announced readiness of HASP4 USB for Mac OS X. HASP4 is the latest hardware-based software protection system designed to offer unparalleled security in a multi-platform environment. Live demonstrations of the HASP4 solution for Mac OS X are scheduled to take place at Aladdin’s MacWorld Booth No.3240.

Designed especially for Mac developers, HASP4 USB protects Mac OS X applications, as well as applications for Win32 on PCs, thus providing a more far-reaching hardware-based protection system. A single key can be used to protect applications for either Mac or Windows, providing users of both platforms with top security features within Aladdin’s field-proven HASP4. Aladdin plans to deliver the new system following Apple’s upcoming release of Mac OS X in early 2001.

“Aladdin’s HASP for Mac OS X serves not only as a strong protection system for the Mac, but also as a versatile solution for vendors who deliver products in the increasingly popular multi-platform environment,” said Doug O’Connell, Vice President, Software Security at Aladdin. “The combination of the platform-independent environment and support of Mac OS X, positions HASP for the Mac as a trusted software solution for software firms already protecting their software and those waiting on Mac OS X support.”

About HASP

HASP (Hardware Against Software Piracy) is a hardware-based security system that protects software against piracy and illegal use by preventing unauthorized access and execution of the protected software. HASP4 is the next generation of Aladdin’s HASP system, helping software developers increase revenues by enforcing license agreements, and provides flexible sales models, such as:

– Time limited demos

– Concurrent or floating licenses

– Remote updating of software modules

The new HASP4 remains easy to implement and simple to use, with many wizard-based utilities and step-by-step documentation. HASP4 also features on-chip encryption, an advanced Envelope Utility, and a remote updating system with full Win32 API integration.

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.

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Aladdin Announces HASP4 for Mac OS X At Macworld Expo