Aladdin Knowledge Systems Completes Acquisition of Eutronsec
Eutronsec extends Aladdin’s global position as the #1 provider of software protection and strong authentication, further growing Aladdin’s European presence through Eutronsec’s Italian headquarters
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced that it has completed the acquisition, previously announced on June 25, 2008, of Eutronsec, S.p.A., a provider of software protection and authentication products, for approximately €10.0 million in cash, including acquisition related expenses. The acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to Aladdin on a GAAP earnings per share basis during the first half of 2009.
“We are pleased to complete our acquisition of Eutronsec and welcome Eutronsec’s talented employees to Aladdin,” said Yanki Margalit, Chairman and CEO of Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "With Eutronsec’s headquarters in Italy, this acquisition extends Aladdin’s worldwide position as an industry leader in the areas of software protection and authentication, servicing fast-growing European markets. Our customers will benefit from the complementary addition of Eutronsec’s innovative products that guard against software piracy and protect electronic intellectual property – adding to Aladdin’s award-winning portfolio of IT security products. Additionally, we are excited to offer Eutronsec customers our worldwide security expertise while continuing to serve them with the same high-quality service and support they have come to expect from Eutronsec.
“The successful acquisition of Eutronsec, as well as our recently completed acquisition of SafeWord, are two clear examples of Aladdin’s disciplined strategy to invest in and acquire complementary assets that enhance value for our customers and shareholders. Our Board and management team will continue to complement Aladdin’s organic growth by capitalizing on opportunities to further strengthen our IT security offerings, contribute to our market share and sales and increase our global brand recognition,” concluded Margalit.
Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN) is an information security leader with offices in 12 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners, and numerous awards for innovation. Aladdin eToken is the world’s #1 USB-based authentication solution, offering identity and access management tools that protect sensitive data. Aladdin SafeWord two-factor authentication technology protects companies’ important information assets and applications. Aladdin HASP SRM boosts growth for software developers and publishers through strong anti-piracy protection, IP protection, and secure licensing and product activation. Aladdin eSafe delivers real-time intelligent Web gateway security that helps protect data and networks, improve productivity, and enable compliance. Visit www.Aladdin.com.
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