eSafe 5 Offers Powerful New Approach To Enterprise Spyware Protection

CHICAGO June 8, 2005, – Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALDN), the worldwide leader in Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and a leading innovator in enterprise content security and strong authentication solutions, today announced the availability of Aladdin eSafe 5 that transforms the way Web security is handled in large organizations, addressing the latest spyware/adware threats with multi-layered comprehensive content protection.

Four-layer Spyware Protection

Also introduced in Aladdin eSafe 5 is the industry’s first gateway solution featuring four layers of spyware protection. Designed to effectively fight the ever-increasing spyware epidemic, Aladdin eSafe 5 goes beyond blocking spyware by URL, signature or other singular methods. Instead, eSafe uniquely hits spyware head on throughout each stage, including:

” Preventing “drive by” downloads using HTML vulnerability exploits and ‘social engineering’

” Download blocking by spyware sites, location and various other spyware identifiers

” Signature and heuristic detection and blocking of spyware after it was downloaded and before it reaches the desktop

” Spyware communication protocol blocking that prevents installed spyware from transmitting to its vendors and helps administrators identify infected PCs

Unmatched Web Content Inspection

Aladdin eSafe 5 provides unrivaled protection, standing as the only gateway-based security solution that inspects ALL Web content. Unlike competitive products that only block downloaded files, Aladdin eSafe 5 automatically blocks malicious code, scripts, exploits and more, significantly reducing the chance of gaining threats through Web browsing – a common weakness in today’s corporate networks.

“Corporations today face a multitude of e-mail and Web-based threats that can compromise confidential information, degrade technology resources and slow businesses processes. Without e-mail and Internet protections in place, these threats can increase IT costs, consume administrative resources and jeopardize corporate security,” said Teney Takahashi, market analyst for The Radicati Group. “Aladdin eSafe 5 provides large organizations with a multilayered defense against a wide range of e-mail and Internet-based threats. The solution is easily deployed and managed at the network gateway, enabling businesses to quickly implement comprehensive and effective security policies enterprise-wide.”

Advanced Spam Management and Email Security

Including 17 spam-blocking technologies, Aladdin eSafe offers spam tagging, blocking, remote quarantine and user-managed quarantine and reports. Featuring a spam database that is updated eight times each day, organizations gain powerful, continuous protection. A new Report Agent and Report Generator allows administrators to delegate email quarantine handling to users, who can receive reports and request to receive certain emails. Blocking most phishing as spam, Aladdin eSafe 5 also strips phishing elements from all suspicious email, blocking targeted attacks on organizations.

Unique in Aladdin eSafe 5

Complementing new Web security and spyware protection capabilities, Aladdin eSafe 5 also introduces to the industry the following unique features:

” eSafe features patented non-proxy NitroInspectionâ„? technology transparently inspecting all Web browsing content. NitroInspection allows speeds of over 40Mbps with full content inspection of all traffic, including all HTML pages, exploited image files, active content and more. This is five to ten times faster than competing products, even though other products inspect only downloaded files (EXE, ZIP) and work in proxy mode inspecting only port 80 traffic.

” eSafe is the only email product performing email ‘normalization’ according to RFC standards. Part of eSafe’s email security is to standardize email, eliminating various security vulnerabilities from being exploited and also contributing to email productivity when many email applications and servers can create certain emails incomprehensive to other email applications.

” eSafe is the most flexible gateway content security product to install. It can be installed as a completely transparent, true plug-and-play bridge mode, in router mode, in ICAP proxy appliance mode, in Check Point CVP mode, in forwarding proxy mode and in secure SMTP relay mode. eSafe has a built-in clustering capabilities for redundancy and load-balancing. Typical installation can take only 5-15 minutes.

” eSafe AppliFilter provides several application-level filtering capabilities in one content security product. As the only non-proxy content security product, eSafe is the only product capable of inspecting all passing traffic, enforcing the content security policy.

” eSafe is the only gateway product capable of inspecting all Web mail traffic and not just attachment downloads, as part of its Web content inspection.

” eSafe is the only gateway product available in Virtual Appliance mode. It allows you a choice of hardware, either directly from Aladdin (preinstalled on IBM X-series servers), preinstalled on various solution partners hardware, or on a customer choice of hardware. This flexibility greatly reduces TCO and improves ROI.

“Since 2003 Aladdin eSafe 4 has been running in our organization to our complete satisfaction and -despite the large number of 5000 users- without any noticeable reduction in network performance. We decided to participate at the beta program of Aladdin eSafe 5 because of the interesting new features and the very positive experiences in the past,” said Dr. Hans-Juergen Petry, CIO of German-based GSD — Gesellschaft fuer Systemforschung im Gesundheitswesen mbH. “During the last weeks, when eSafe5 was running under real conditions in our network, especially the new spyware protection and the improved spam management turned out to be very effective. With the new reporting tool eSafe5 verifiably proved its extensive content security capabilities by recording impressive numbers of blocked malware.”

“Internet-borne security threats are growing faster than anybody could predict. Spyware, malicious active Web content and unauthorized P2P applications are an immediate and tangible threat to any enterprise and organization connected to the Internet,” said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. “Aladdin eSafe 5 delivers unique multi-layered, gateway-based anti-spyware technologies that organizations can depend on to protect their users browsing the Internet.”

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About Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd.

Aladdin is a global provider of software digital rights management (DRM) and enterprise security. Aladdin products include: the HASP® family of hardware and software-based products that flexibly protect, license and distribute software and intellectual property; the USB-based eTokenâ„? device for strong user authentication and e-commerce security; and the eSafe® line of integrated content security solutions that protect networks against malicious, inappropriate and nonproductive Internet-borne content. Visit the Aladdin Web

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