Aladdin Joins Microsoft’s Virus Information Alliance

CHICAGO, January 9, 2006 – Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), the worldwide leader in Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and USB-based authentication solutions, and a leading innovator in enterprise secure content management, today announced it has joined Microsoft’s Virus Information Alliance (VIA), an information sharing group consisting of the industry’s leading anti-virus software vendors.

Founded in 2003, the VIA stands as an effective forum for sharing technical information about viruses and worms that affect Microsoft products and customers. Members of the VIA continually exchange valuable technical information on newly discovered viruses so that Microsoft can more quickly communicate to customers their targets, impact and methods of remediation.

“Aladdin is pleased to work with Microsoft as a member of this valuable alliance, as our Content Security Response Team will be actively participating in the sharing of information regarding the propagation and impact of viruses,” said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. “Through membership in the VIA, Aladdin takes another significant step in assisting the public as fast and as accurately as possible when an outbreak occurs.”

“Microsoft is pleased to work with Aladdin and all the VIA members to provide customers with the information they need to help protect themselves from malicious threats. Security is an industry wide issue, and Microsoft is committed to continuing to work closely with industry partners toward the common goal of improving security for all computer users,” said Stephen Toulouse, security program manager of the Security Response Center at Microsoft Corp.

About Aladdin eSafe 5

Aladdin eSafe is an integrated gateway content security solution providing proactive email security and Web browsing security. As an in-line, transparent solution, eSafe offers the industry’s highest content security performance, encompassing:

Layered anti-spyware, Spam management, Application filtering, Proactive anti-virus technologies

Unlike other products which focus on viruses, eSafe protects users and the enterprise from Web-borne content threats including spam, viruses, known and unknown worms, Trojans, Webpage malicious code, spyware, unauthorized P2P, threats transmitted via instant messaging, and more. With eSafe, organizations take control before problems arise, saving valuable time as well as thousands of dollars in costly repairs, and providing content security where it counts most – at the gateway front line.

Aladdin eSafe was recently announced as a finalist for the “Best Anti-Trojan” category of the SC Awards 2006, the leading annual awards program for the information security industry. For more information on Aladdin eSafe, visit

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. is a global provider of security solutions that reduce software theft, authenticate network users and protect against unwanted Internet and e-mail content, including spam, viruses and spyware. Its security products are organized into two segments: Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Enterprise Security. Aladdin’s Software DRM products allow software publishers to protect their intellectual property and increase revenues by reducing losses from software theft and piracy. Its Enterprise Security solutions enable organizations to secure their information technology assets by controlling who has access to their networks (authentication) and what content their users can utilize (content security). Visit the Aladdin Web site at

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