Alternative Technology, Inc., an Arrow Electronics, Inc. company and leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, storage and security solutions, today announced an agreement to distribute Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM (Digital Rights Management) and content security.
On July 30 Aladdin announced the acquisition of the SafeWord product line from Secure Computing Corporation, who has had a long-standing distribution relationship with Alternative Technology.
"Aladdin expands the options available to SafeWord customers, who now have access to eToken devices, bringing improvements in strong, two-factor authentication using smartcard technology and encrypted flash memory for secure storage of data and certificates,” said Tom Zorn, executive vice president, Alternative Technology. “SafeWord brings a new level of one-time-password authentication to Aladdin's eToken brand. Our channel partners will be able to provide complete identity and access management solutions that are supported by Aladdin's team of authentication experts and Alternative Technology’s installation and technical consulting services, along with the Alternative Advantage Partner Program. This allows VARs to accrue vouchers that are redeemable for technical, educational and marketing services.”
“We are committed to serving SafeWord customers while providing seamless integration into the Aladdin family,” said David Collins, vice president of sales for enterprise security in North America, Aladdin Knowledge Systems. “Alternative Technology contributes tremendous technical expertise and understanding of the security and identity and access management market, and a substantial channel and market reach in North America. We look forward to working with Alternative Technology to drive new opportunities in the marketplace.”
eToken solutions are now available to Alternative Technology channel partners. Safeword and Aladdin’s Web content security solution, eSafe, will be available as early as November 2008.
- eToken is now the world leader in USB-based authentication solution. eToken provides strong user authentication and cost-effective password management solutions, enabling secure network access, improved data security through enhanced encryption and digital signing, as well as compliance with a wide range of regulatory requirements worldwide.
- SafeWord 2008 is two-factor authentication that protects an organization’s important assets and applications. SafeWord's easy-to-use tokens and seamless integration with Microsoft infrastructures make it simple to deploy for VPNs, Citrix applications, Web applications, Webmail, and Outlook Web Access.
- eSafe delivers real-time intelligent Web gateway security solutions that help organizations protect data and networks, improve productivity, and enable compliance. eSafe advances Web filtering with its multilayered inspection of Web traffic that goes beyond "good" and "bad" sites to identify zero-day attacks. eSafe is a flexible, dynamic and easy-to-manage solution which can be installed in both smaller and larger enterprise environments. Recognized as an industry innovator, Aladdin is positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, and millions of users depend on eSafe to protect against the latest Internet threats.
Aladdin recently announced that Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication on technologies and solutions, named Aladdin eToken NG-FLASH winner of the 2008 Best Products and Services Award for "Best in Tokens."
About Aladdin Knowledge Systems
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.
About Alternative Technology
Alternative Technology is a leading specialty distributor for value-added resellers who need products and services targeted at thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, security, and wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative Technology identifies business issues that are key to its markets and offers multivendor solutions that drive demand back through its reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carlsbad, Calif., and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). For more information e-mail: sales[.]AltTech.com or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).
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