Original Press Release
Aladdin Arms Channel With New eSafe Web Threat Analyzer - Unique Tool Offers Transparent Content Security Audits to Measure Web Defenses
Press release date: February 5, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 /-- RSA CONFERENCE 2007 -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ:ALDN), the leader in Software DRM, strong authentication and content security solutions, today announced the release of its eSafe Web Threat Analyzer (WTA), a dedicated security appliance designed to provide Aladdin's global network of channel partners with a simple, fast tool for evaluating and reporting customers' existing Web vulnerabilities through a fast, transparent audit.
Current security solutions only alert organizations to intrusions they were able to intercept. Conducting a straightforward, detailed threat audit, the Aladdin eSafe WTA content security appliance fits transparently at the network entrance -- it does not require any changes to the network or interfere with network traffic -- and collects information on Web threats that pass through an organization's current defenses. It then provides detailed reports that identify threats hidden from conventional firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, URL filters, and gateway antivirus, utilizing its unique ability to perform fast, deep inspection of all Web activity.
Aladdin eSafe WTA is able to inspect Web traffic for any size organization without interruption, providing a detailed set of 20 different activity reports and an audit summary reviewing findings that highlight important threats and problematic activities. The new audit tool monitors all HTTP traffic, including all Web browsing, Web site access by categories, inbound and outbound spyware communications, and unauthorized Internet-enabled applications.
"With the unchecked rise in random and targeted Web-based malware attacks reaching enterprises today, organizations cannot leave their Internet defenses to chance," said Katie Gotzen, research analyst, ICT-Security for international research firm Frost & Sullivan. "This new auditing tool from Aladdin provides a means of evaluating a network's security at what continues to be a critical weak point in most organizations."
In a recently published report, Aladdin's Content Security Response Team (CSRT) noted an enormous 1,300 percent growth of Web-based threats in 2006. A revolution in the type and volume of threats took place during the last two years. Organized crime groups realized they can make huge profits with low risk, drafting hackers to their ranks. They also realized there is a huge security gap they can exploit -- the Web. An unprecedented 150,000 new Web threats were discovered in 2006, approximately 1,300 percent greater than 2005. Today, the majority of threats are Web-borne spyware and Trojans, infecting at random or as targeted phishing attacks. Targeted Web attacks continue to soar, making conventional anti-virus solutions more obsolete than ever before.
eSafe: Extreme Capacity. Maximum Security.
Aladdin's channel partners, armed with the new eSafe WTA, are able to easily illustrate the power of eSafe's integrated, gateway-based anti-virus, spyware control, Web browsing security and application filtering technology: -- The only solution offering real-time deep content inspection in all Web / "Web 2.0" pages -- Identifies known and unknown spyware, Trojans, zombies, viruses, worms, phishing, Web 2.0 / Web mail exploits -- Monitors and enforces Web site access and the usage of various unauthorized applications in 19 categories, including IM, P2P, tunneling, anonymizers, remote PC, etc. -- Scalable with no upper limit -- starting at 5 million inspected Web pages per hour without latency -- Transparent -- no impact on user experience or on the network
"We're pleased to arm our extensive network of Aladdin eSafe channel partners with a uniquely valuable tool to gauge the effectiveness of their customers' current content security solutions," said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit. "Aladdin's eSafe WTA stands as an innovative threat auditing tool that is easily installed and completely transparent, offering insightful reports that log dangers that currently seep through. We're confident eSafe WTA will quickly demonstrate Aladdin eSafe's powerful technology, showing its unmatched ability to provide deep content inspection for even the largest of organizations."
Aladdin eSafe WTA will be generally available on February 15, 2007. For additional information on Aladdin eSafe WTA, visit www.Aladdin.com/WTA.
About Aladdin eSafe Aladdin eSafe is a high capacity, perimeter-based, strong content security solution that provides organizations a transparent shield from threats and enhances productivity. eSafe enables organizations to supply secure Web surfing through a wire speed security gateway featuring powerful anti-spyware and unauthorized application filtering; reduce spam though a proactive email security gateway with advanced spam management; and improve security through URL filtering with transparent inspection of HTTP, FTP, SMTP and POP3. For more information, please visit www.Aladdin.com/eSafe .
About Aladdin Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALDN), founded in 1985, is a global provider of security solutions. Its security products are organized into two segments: Software Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Enterprise Security. Aladdin's Software DRM products allow software developers and publishers to protect their intellectual property, increase revenues through licensing, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin's Enterprise Security solutions enable organizations to secure their information technology assets by controlling who has access to their networks (identity and password management) and what content their users can utilize (proactive content security). Aladdin has offices in 10 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners and holds numerous industry awards for innovation and reliability. For more information, please visit the Aladdin Web site at www.Aladdin.com .
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