Leading South African ISP Selects Aladdin eSafe SecureSurfing Solution to Offer Customers Safe, Hassle-Free Web Browsing
CHICAGO, December 20, 2006 - Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALDN) the leader in Software DRM, strong authentication and content security solutions, today announced that BCSnet, one of South Africa’s largest BEE ICT infrastructure service providers and one of the country’s largest ISPs, selected Aladdin’s eSafe SecureSurfing™ solution to offer both its business and consumer customers “clean pipe” Internet access. Expected to stand as one of the largest implementations of eSafe SecureSurfing solutions since its release last year, Johannesburg-based BCSnet plans to begin offering the solution to its ISP customers in Q1 2007.
The first-ever technology designed for ISP-managed security services, the eSafe SecureSurfing platform allows BCSnet to offer centralized, value-added security service that inspects and filters Web traffic before it reaches the surfer, freeing ISP subscribers of the hassle of maintaining desktop-based software to thwart threats such as spyware and phishing attacks.
“With little investment up front, BCSnet is able to quickly deploy Aladdin’s eSafe SecureSurfing solution, further differentiating us from the competition while also greatly expanding revenue opportunities,” said Niel De Wet, executive director for BCSnet. “We’re pleased to be able to soon offer our thousands of customers a simple, low-cost value added service that drastically reduces their security concerns while surfing the Web. eSafe SecureSurfing is a fitting accompaniment to BCSnet’s ongoing innovation for ISP customers.”
“Aladdin’s fast-paced success with eSafe SecureSurfing continues to arm ISPs from around the globe with a truly unmatched solution that repeatedly proves to be popular with ISP subscribers, while also ramping their revenues,” said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. “It’s a win-win opportunity, as large ISPs such as BCSnet are realizing the huge demand for ‘clean Internet pipe’ technology that delivers high security and complete transparency for the end user. ISPs that are now offering eSafe SecureSurfing quickly see it as technology that clearly sets them apart from the competition.”
For a small monthly fee, BCSnet customers will be able to receive eSafe SecureSurfing’s powerful capabilities:
* Real-time Web surfing security with four-layer spyware blocking utilizing 15 anti-spyware technologies, stopping both standard and targeted spyware attacks
* Real-time Web surfing Trojan and worm blocking with full inspection of all Web page content
* Real-time Web surfing exploit, vulnerability, and AJAX client-attacks blocking – truly proactive security
* Web email security and antivirus effective for almost any Web-based email service, including Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.
For further information on the eSafe SecureSurfing solution, visit www.aladdin.com/esafe/SecureSurfing/SecureSurfing_isp.asp.
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 www.Aladdin.com/eSafe.
BCSnet is a leading e-Service-Provider of outsourced ICT infra-structural services in Southern Africa. Its services enable a complete corporate communication and content hosting solution, ranging from Internet/mail access-management, to mission critical data availability-management, for their clients. Its service solutions include Application Hosting Services, World Carrier Class Telecommunications Services, Internet Access Services and Office Automation Professional Services. BCSnet prides itself on its BEE status. For more information about BCSNet services and their national and regional service delivery capabilities, visit www.bcsnet.co.za.
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 www.Aladdin.com.
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