SAFE digital identity and signature standard being adopted worldwide by pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations as secure method of confirming
CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems (Nasdaq: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced that the Aladdin eToken strong authentication device is the first hardware product to be certified under the recently established SAFE(TM) Product Certification Program (SPCP). The program is administered by SAFE-BioPharma Association, a fast-growing industry group that developed and manages the SAFE(TM) digital identity standard for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Certification assures SAFE's members that the Aladdin eToken fully conforms to the SAFE digital identity and signature standard. SPCP imposes a rigorous self-testing process on SAFE Vendor Partner products in order to assess their compliance with the SAFE digital standard.
The SAFE Standard dramatically streamlines the pharmaceutical business and regulatory processes by allowing organizations to electronically verify the identities of all parties involved in numerous types of electronic transactions -- increasing security while also maximizing efficiency. Aladdin eToken's strong authentication technology allows SAFE members to easily apply the SAFE Standard to their day-to-day pharmaceutical business.
"We congratulate Aladdin on becoming the first SAFE Vendor Partner to use the new SAFE Product Certification Program to demonstrate that its product is compliant with the SAFE digital identity and signature standard. The company is to be congratulated for its vision and leadership," said Mollie Shields-Uehling, President and CEO, SAFE-BioPharma Association.
"As the first technology vendor to have a product certified by SAFE, Aladdin enjoys a leading role in providing strong authentication technologies to some of the most security-minded organizations in the industry," said Chen Arbel, vice president of strategic development at Aladdin. "By creating the keys on board the Aladdin eToken, we ensure the protection of data and prevent forgery in an industry that demands a consistent, secure method of confirming identities."
Aladdin eToken provides strong authentication for the pharmaceutical industry worldwide, meeting regulations such as those surrounding the European Union SSCD (Secure Signature Creation Device) that requires digital signatures to be hosted on a secure signature creation device such as Aladdin eToken.
About SAFE-BioPharma Association
SAFE-BioPharma Association is the non-profit association that created and manages the SAFE(TM) digital identity and digital signature standard for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Through the SAFE standard, the association promotes interoperability and integration among researchers, vendors, regulators, clinicians and other pharmaceutical and healthcare stakeholders. The SAFE standard provides a secure, enforceable, and regulatory compliant way to verify the identities of parties involved in business-to-business and business-to-regulator electronic transactions. SAFE stands for "Signatures and Authentication For Everyone." The Association's members include Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis. For more information, visit http://www.safe-biopharma.org.
About Aladdin eToken
Aladdin eToken is the world leader for USB-based authentication solutions. It provides strong user authentication and cost-effective password management solutions enabling organizations to easily and effectively expand business opportunities with secure network access, improve data security through enhanced encryption and digital signing, and reduce costs and vulnerabilities through superior password management. For more information, visit http://www.Aladdin.com/eToken.
Aladdin Knowledge Systems' Software Rights Management products are the #1 choice of software developers and publishers to protect intellectual property, increase revenues, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin eToken is the world's #1 USB-based authentication solution. The Aladdin eSafe secure Web gateway provides the most advanced protection against the latest Web-based threats and attacks. Aladdin has offices in 12 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners, and has won numerous awards for innovation. For more information, visit the Aladdin Web site at http://www.Aladdin.com.
SAFE(TM) is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Any use of this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association.
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