Aladdin Joins SAFE-BioPharma Association as Premier Vendor Partner
Aladdin eToken USB-based smart card token to be offered as part of SAFE-BioPharma’s authentication solutions for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies
CHICAGO, May 1, 2006 - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (Nasdaq:ALDN), the leader in Software DRM, identity management, and content security solutions, today announced its Premier Vendor Partner status with SAFE-BioPharma Association, a fast-growing industry group that developed and manages the SAFE™ digital identity standard for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
By providing USB-based two-factor authentication tokens to the SAFE-BioPharma community, Aladdin will facilitate strong authentication and secure digital credentials for the industry. Through its association with SAFE-BioPharma Association, Aladdin eToken will be used by some of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies to secure access to critical company data. Aladdin eTokens support both Windows and MAC platforms.
“We are delighted to welcome Aladdin to the SAFE-BioPharma Vendor Partner Program,” said Mollie Shields-Uehling, president and CEO of SAFE-BioPharma Association. “Aladdin USB-based tokens will be used increasingly by our growing number of member companies who must provide secure and convenient access to sensitive information.”
“Aladdin eToken is a clear choice for companies adopting SAFE’s USB hardware requirements for digital credential creation and storage,” said Dan Pfeifle, senior director of eToken solutions for Aladdin North America. “We’re pleased to serve as a Premier Vendor Partner for SAFE, playing a significant role in providing this specific industry with reliable hardware-based authentication technology. We welcome the opportunity to support and invest in this important initiative through our eToken technology.”
About SAFE-BioPharma Association
SAFE-BioPharma Association is the non-profit association that created and manages the SAFE™ digital identity and signature standard for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Through the SAFE standard, the association promotes interoperability and integration among researchers, vendors, regulators, clinicians and other pharmaceutical and healthcare stakeholders. The SAFE standard provides a secure, enforceable, and regulatory compliant way to verify the identities of parties involved in business-to-business and business-to-regulator electronic transactions. SAFE stands for “Signatures and Authentication For Everyone.” The Association’s founder-members include AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, and Sanofi-Aventis. For more information, visit www.safe-biopharma.org.
About Aladdin eToken
Aladdin eToken provides cost-effective strong user authentication and password management solutions. It provides enhanced security and ensures safe information access; improved password and ID management; and secure mobility of digital credentials/certificates and keys. Aladdin’s product vision and innovation is evidenced by the company being awarded two key patents covering this security technology: USB devices with a smart card and USB devices as portable storage for credentials.
About the size of an average house key, the award-winning Aladdin eToken is easy to use and highly portable, providing users with powerful authentication by requiring something they have, the tamper-proof eToken, and something they know, a password. It is used for secure network logon, secure VPN, Web Sign-On, Single Sign-On, secure email, and numerous other applications. eToken USB and traditional smart card form factors are available with physical access (RFID) capabilities and one-time password technology.
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 www.Aladdin.com.
©2002-2006 Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd. All rights reserved. eToken, Aladdin Knowledge Systems and the Aladdin logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd. All other product and brand names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners
©SAFE™ is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Any use of this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association.
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