Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a global leader in information security now affiliated under common management with SafeNet, Inc., today announced general availability of HASP SRM 4.0, the latest version of the company’s fully integrated software protection and licensing solution. A new portfolio of language interfaces, Mac and expanded Windows OS support, and heightened performance for the solution’s Business Studio management platform offers software publishers with more customization options to fit their specific needs — regardless of platform, location or language.
With added support for three new languages, HASP SRM’s new localization features enhance the end-user experience and simplify software licensing development, deployment and management for software publishers. The HASP SRM Admin Control Center enables software publishers selling globally to provide Chinese-, Italian-, and Japanese-speaking IT administrators at end-user sites to more easily understand, manage, monitor and maintain their software licenses.
China-based Guang Dong Hallon Network Technology Co., Ltd. received one of the first Chinese language HASP SRM systems. Mr. Yang Zhan Rong, manager of the company’s development division, said, “Our business is mainly software development, technical services, and intelligent network system integration in the education information industry. The new features of HASP SRM 4.0 guarantee the security and growth of our software products. For Guag Dong Hallon, localization is a must have tool. The Chinese interface makes HASP SRM 4.0 not only easier to use, but enables us to further understand and truly utilize all of the features that the solution has to offer, helping us to develop best-in-class software products quickly and cost effectively.”
In addition, HASP SRM now supports software-based licensing, locking, and product activation for software publishers’ Intel-based Mac applications, providing flexible software licensing options for enablement of new business models. With this release, HASP SRM supports a variety of CrossLocking™ licensing models for the Mac, now enabling customers to completely separate the protection process from business processes. With HASP SRM 4.0, business decision-makers can select which type of HASP SRM Protection Keys (hardware or software-based) and which license models to apply to each product after the software has been protected by the engineering team, increasing distribution flexibility while reducing development costs and time to market.
HASP SRM 4.0 also includes a broad range of new ease-of-use, performance and convenience features that reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies:
• HASP SRM Business Studio enhancements that enable specification of all features and license models at order time for more flexibility and greater operational efficiency.
• Vendors who process high volumes of orders, and manage large customer lists using Business Studio now experience significant improvements in performance due to the new paging functionality.
• New HASP SRM Business Studio Server API enhancements allow for additional automation of tasks, such as processing and taking business decisions based on customer order history.
• Managed Services customers now also benefit from greater control over account administration.
“HASP SRM is consistently high-performing, providing software publishers with robust security and easy-to-use management tools. Through a rich set of features, the latest version of HASP SRM offers even more extensibility and manageability, enabling Mac developers to leverage our unique CrossLocking™ technology that enables hardware- and software-based protection and secure licensing in a single solution,” said Chris Holland, vice president of software rights management at SafeNet. “HASP’s ongoing success is one of the key drivers behind the recent merger between SafeNet and Aladdin Knowledge Systems. We look forward to continued industry leadership and the ability to offer an even broader line of software rights management solutions to meet the needs of software publishers worldwide.”
About SafeNet and Aladdin Knowledge Systems
In 2007, SafeNet (safenet-inc.com) was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector. Vector Capital acquired Aladdin (aladdin.com) in March of 2009, and placed it under common management with SafeNet. Together, these global leading companies are the third largest information security company in the world, which brings to market integrated solutions required to solve customers’ increasing security challenges. SafeNet’s encryption technology solutions protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities for enterprises and government organizations. Aladdin’s software protection, licensing and authentication solutions protect companies’ information, assets and employees from piracy and fraud. Together, SafeNet and Aladdin have a combined history of more than 50 years of security expertise in more than 100 countries around the globe. Aladdin is expected to be fully integrated into SafeNet in the future.