USB Smart-Card Solution Ideal for High Assurance Environments
01 January, 2003
category: Contactless, Education, Transit
Aladdin Knowledge Systems’ eToken Now Entrust Ready
CHICAGO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – With experts finding that the nation’s largest case of identity theft could have been avoided if only sensitive databases had been secured with two-factor authentication, the need for integrated data security solutions has never been greater. For enterprises seeking a strong, best-of-breed solution, Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALDN) today announced its eToken USB authentication token has achieved the Entrust Ready designation.
The Aladdin eToken PRO has achieved Entrust Ready status from Entrust (Nasdaq: ENTU), a leading global provider of Internet security solutions and services, for interoperability with Entrust Authority Security Manager 6.0 and Entrust Entelligence 5.02, and 6.1. This interoperability enables secured storage of a user’s Entrust digital ID on a personal eToken. Entrust digital IDs contain essential information about users, including their certificates and keys, and are stored securely in an encrypted form on the token.
"Our Internet security solutions are key to creating a flexible and extensible secure network and e-commerce environment for our customers," says Ian Curry, vice president and chief marketing officer, Entrust. "Our customers need reliable and easy-to-implement technologies for strong, two-factor authentication-combining our Digital IDs with eToken provides an excellent authentication solution for customers." <br /><br /> "Ease of use and mobility are the main benefits provided by using eToken with the Entrust solution," says Leedor Agam, vice president eToken solutions, Aladdin. "Entrust users can now take full control of their identification credentials, making their use simple and fully mobile." <br /><br />
eToken, is a USB authentication device about the size of a normal house key. It offers users and IT security administrators a fully portable, cost-effective means to authenticate users and digitally sign sensitive business transactions. eToken PRO offers advanced smart card functionality with a robust onboard cryptographic processor featuring either 1024-bit RSA, 3xDES and SHA1 algorithms. eToken PRO is the ideal solution for PKI enabled applications. Since operations such as signing and PKI key generation are done on the token itself, sensitive data is kept away from the hostile environment of the PC. eToken R2 offers simple yet robust 120bit DESX onboard security functionality as its underlying technology. Both the eToken PRO and the R2 feature a one-piece plastic housing, providing an unmatched tamper-evident and water-resistant container. For more information, visit http://www.eAladdin.com/eToken . <br /><br />
About Aladdin Knowledge Systems
Aladdin (Nasdaq: ALDN) is a leader in digital security, providing solutions for software commerce and Internet security since 1985. Aladdin serves over 30,000 customers worldwide. Aladdin's products include: the USB-based eToken device for user authentication and e-commerce security; the eSafe line of content security solutions that protect PCs and networks against malicious, inappropriate and nonproductive Internet-borne content; HASP and Hardlock, hardware-based software security systems that protect the revenues of developers; and Privilege, a software licensing and distribution platform. Please visit Aladdin's Web site at http://www.eAladdin.com . <br /><br />
SOURCE Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd.
CONTACT: Press, Steven E. Kuehn of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, +1-847-637-4033, [email protected]; or Investor Relations, Evan Smith, CFA, +1-212-896-1251, [email protected], or Lee Roth, +1-212-896-1209, [email protected], both of KCSA Worldwide for Aladdin Knowledge Systems