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GE’s Access Distribution Bolsters Network Security Practice with Aladdin Knowledge Systems


Agreement provides resellers with more opportunities to take advantage of the growing security market

CHICAGO and WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 20, 2006 - Access Distribution, a General Electric company and a leading value-added distributor of complex computing solutions, and Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), the leader in Software Digital Rights Management, identity management and content security solutions, today announced a distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Access Distribution will distribute Aladdin Knowledge Systems’ enterprise security solutions to authorized value-added resellers in the U.S. and Canada.

Access Distribution will offer eSafe, Aladdin’s content security software, and the company’s eToken line of products for authentication and password management. eSafe is an integrated, gateway-based antivirus, spyware control, Web browsing security and application filtering solution. The eToken product family includes a comprehensive set of security applications and authentication devices, as well as a management system for enhanced enterprise security.

“Adding the proven security solutions from Aladdin, Access Distribution is further enhancing its network security offerings and giving resellers more ways to grow their business by helping end user customers safeguard critical data,” said Heather Allen, director, Network Security Practice, Access Distribution.

The Aladdin enterprise security solutions extend and complement Access Distribution’s existing portfolio of network security offerings that help resellers secure their customers against data theft, loss of intellectual property and other critical security risks. Aladdin’s products are geared towards protecting critical applications and data against identified and potential future complex security threats, which will help Access Distribution’s resellers take advantage of this growing industry segment.

“Access Distribution’s established reputation as a leading IT distributor with expertise in security and an extensive reseller network is a natural fit with our initiative to accelerate the adoption of our enterprise security solutions,” said Steve Laubenstein, vice president of sales, Aladdin North America.

About Aladdin

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

About Access Distribution

Access Distribution, a General Electric company and part of the Capital Solutions business, is a premier value-added technical distributor of complex computer products, solutions and services. With headquarters in Westminster, Colo., its breadth and depth of service and expertise offers its partners industry-leading support as they take complex computer solutions to market. Access Distribution provides innovative solutions to increase its partners’ profitability and competitive advantage as it focuses on leading technologies and services in the areas of network security, storage, enterprise applications software and the Sun Microsystems, Inc. systems platform.

Access Distribution has service, logistics and sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, and also has operations in Europe. For additional information and press announcements, please visit our web site at or, to contact us by phone, call (800) 733-9333.


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