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Admin control and software protection from HASP SRM.

Aladdin Knowledge Systems : 01 April, 2008  (New Product)
Enhancements to Aladdin HASP SRM includes improved protective measures and support for MAC OS.
Aladdin Knowledge Systems has announced the general availability of Aladdin HASP SRM v 3.1, the latest release of the industry's only software- and hardware-based licensing and protection solution.

Enabling business growth and profitability through strong software copy protection, unmatched intellectual property protection, secure licensing, and product activation, Aladdin HASP SRM v 3.1 offers extended business models for remote access and volume licensing, as well as support for Mac operating systems and a variety of other enhancements for convenience and ease-of-use.

Responding to the growing need for flexible custom business models, Aladdin HASP SRM offers detachable licenses which allow commuters or remote employees access to protected software outside of the office, as well as volume licensing options. Aladdin HASP SRM SL users are able to "check-out" their license from the main License Manager for a predefined period of time for use on their personal computer or local machine. The enterprise is able to use the software only on the number of computers defined in the HASP license, and the end-users are able to use the software online or offline without the need to go through a Product Activation process on every computer. Publishers are able to use the detachable license feature to offer volume licensing, providing customers with a pool of licenses to use in whatever way best meets the unique needs of the specific organization. Both options significantly broaden the range of business models available to software publishers, facilitating market penetration with multiple sales models for one software product.

Aladdin HASP SRM v 3.1 features HASP HL support for Macs. Now, developers using Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5 applications are able to protect their software with the HASP HL licensing option PC users already enjoy. Both 32- and 64-bit applications are supported using the HASP SRM Runtime API.

The HASP Admin Control Centre (ACC) offers end-users granular control of reporting and management of all HASP keys, including detailed user-defined analysis, better license management and increased product and feature identification for monitoring and controlling installed licenses. With version 3.1, the ACC has been extended to provide a more broad range of logging functionality, giving software vendors new sales options and increasing value for end-users with customized usage and performance reports. Already an innovative and valuable feature in previous versions of HASP SRM, the ACC version 3.1 provides more transparent visibility into licensing and license use for software vendors and customers alike.

The HASP SRM v3.1 Business Studio offers many enhancements for increased ease-of-use and user control, allowing vendors more flexibility in implementing secure licensing and easier access to product DRM lifecycle information. Some of the Business Studio Enhancements include:

* Enhanced search and filter functionality: users define search and filter criteria pertinent to their role, simplifying the report and increasing productivity.
* Business Studio API: vendors are able to easily set unique information in their HASP keys' memory for each of their customers to enable integration of proprietary licensing information.
* Trialware license: trial licenses are defined by publishers for trial periods of one to 90 days to better match specific requirements of the software product and target markets.
* License expiration notification: proactive e-mail notifications ensure zero downtime due to Business Studio license expiration.
* Custom installation: the HASP SRM Activations Module can be installed separately from the Business Studio Server to make the system production-ready, allowing installation of this module at the edge of the network for while maintaining all other Business Studio operations within the back office.

"The feature set of this latest version of Aladdin HASP SRM clearly demonstrates Aladdin's attentiveness to customer needs, giving software developers what they want today - offering tools to build their businesses for the future," said Laila Arad-Allan, vice president of software DRM at Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "Aladdin HASP SRM now offers increased system support and more granular control, enabling software publishers to advance their business through customized software distribution and licensing options while remaining secure through Aladdin HASP's superior piracy protection."

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