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Aladdin eSafe 5 Achieves OPSEC Certification from Check Point Software Technologies


Provides Enhanced Security Monitoring and Management

CHICAGO, July 31, 2006 - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), the leader in Software DRM, identity management and content security solutions, today announced that Aladdin eSafe 5 achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP).

eSafe 5 is Aladdin’s award-winning, gateway-based antivirus, spyware control, Web browsing security and application filtering solution. Recognized by the industry as a leader in proactive security, eSafe provides organizations with truly integrated content protection. eSafe 5 received OPSEC certification after meeting rigorous standards validated by Check Point’s thorough interoperability testing.

The OPSEC integration between eSafe 5 and Check Point’s VPN-1 goes beyond the standard CVP (Content Vectoring Protocol). The integration with ELA Event Logging and AMON Application Monitoring delivers advanced, integrated logging and monitoring features in any eSafe installation mode. With this integration, eSafe has the ability to send all event logs and status information to Check Point’s SmartCenter™ management server, allowing customers to view and analyze all security events and monitor the health of their antivirus gateway from Check Point’s SmartCenter management console. Customers will enjoy the benefits of simplified management and quicker detection of potential problems.

“OPSEC certification with Aladdin’s eSafe 5 insures our joint customers of seamless integration and interoperability between our products,” said Amir Ben-Efraim, director of business development for Check Point Software Technologies. “Working with Aladdin via our OPSEC program enables us to provide integrated security solutions with leading vendors, so that our customers can stay continually updated and protected against the latest security events that threaten to plague their networks.”

“Through our continued commitment to achieving OPSEC certification for all the latest eSafe solutions, Aladdin provides organizations with an even higher level of security, while also enhancing important monitoring and management capabilities through Check Point Firewall/VPN products,” said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. “This integration offers an unmatched combination of protection and ease of use that is welcomed by the many thousands of organizations that use both solutions.”

About Check Point’s OPSEC™

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry’s open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 350 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit

About Aladdin eSafe

Aladdin eSafe is a high capacity, perimeter-based, strong content security solution that provides organizations a transparent shield from threats and enhances productivity. eSafe enables organizations to supply secure Web surfing through a wire speed security gateway featuring powerful anti-spyware and unauthorized application filtering; reduce spam though a proactive email security gateway with advanced spam management; and improve security through URL filtering with transparent inspection of HTTP, FTP, SMTP and POP3. For more information, please visit

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALDN), founded in 1985, is a global provider of security solutions. Its security products are organized into two segments: Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Enterprise Security. Aladdin’s Software DRM products allow software developers and publishers to protect their intellectual property, increase revenues through licensing, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin’s Enterprise Security solutions enable organizations to secure their information technology assets by controlling who has access to their networks (identity and password management) and what content their users can utilize (proactive content security). Aladdin has offices in 10 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners and holds numerous industry awards for innovation and reliability. For more information, please visit the Aladdin Web site at

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