Aladdin eToken Solidifies Its Position in Government Sector on Carahsoft GSA Schedule
Carahsoft and Aladdin partner to provide market-leading strong authentication solutions to U.S. government agencies and select channel partners
CHICAGO – Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN),) today announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a trusted government IT solutions provider. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will add Aladdin eToken to its General Services Administration (GSA) schedule and provide proactive sales and marketing support to drive demand for the products within the United States public sector marketplace.
With the addition of Aladdin eToken, Carahsoft’s Intelligence Solutions team now encompasses more than 25 vendors, providing Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Civilian agencies with a single point of access to the latest technologies. Additionally, Carahsoft will make its GSA Schedule available to other Aladdin channel partners specifically authorized to resell into the government sector through Carahsoft’s Agent Program.
About the size of an average house key, Aladdin eToken authentication devices creates a highly secure connection between the user and a network or application, enabling non-repudiation. Traditional or USB-based eToken smartcard devices provide on-board generation and secure storage of PKI keys, passwords and certificates, so that private keys are never exposed to an insecure PC environment and are not vulnerable to dangerous Web threats. Aladdin’s clientless OTP devices allow strong, zero-footprint user authentication from any machine with effortless back-end configuration.
“Aladdin eToken is the leading strong authentication solution and is a significant addition to our GSA schedule,” said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft. “Aladdin’s legacy of expertise in strong authentication complements our growing portfolio of solutions that directly address the government’s demand for cutting-edge security solutions to fill mission-critical needs.”
“Aladdin eToken has proven itself a powerful tool for increased security in numerous industries, and we look forward to expanding our reach into the government sector though our partnership with Carahsoft,” said Shlomi Yanai, vice president of the Authentication Business Unit at Aladdin Knowledge Systems. “Carahsoft is widely respected, combining extensive knowledge with a stellar list of products to provide best-of-breed solutions. We are excited to partner with them for mutual growth and expansion.”
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP.
Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry’s fastest growing firms by VARBusiness, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2008, Carahsoft debuted at #16 on the Inc.500 list of fastest growing privately held companies, and was recognized as the Government VAR State and Local Solution Provider of the Year Award and the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit www.carahsoft.com.
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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