Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd., today announced that Aladdin HASP SL 6.4, its software-based licensing, protection and software distribution system, now offers Solaris Server support.

HASP SL (formerly called Privilege) allows software publishers to distribute secure software via CD, ESD, or peer-to-peer networks while also protecting software copyrights and intellectual property. With HASP SL, software publishers can reduce operational costs and integrate with in-house or hosted Web stores. Aladdin HASP’s new Solaris based HASP Commerce Server, which provides the administrative, customer service and activation services required to create, manage, support, and activate software products and associated sales offers, offers all features inside the original Windows-based solution, as well as new capabilities, including:

—Web-Based Reporting—Publishers can log into the HASP Commerce Server
and view near real-time dashboard reports and detailed time-based audit
reports that capture product activation data (e.g. number of software
copies activated in the last month).

—Web-Based Customer Service Tool—Publishers can provide phone-based
product activation, increase/decrease the number of activations for an
end user, provide trial extensions and disable activation codes for
refund purposes.

—Enhanced Feature-Based Licensing Capabilities—Publishers can pass
additional data securely to the protected application during the end
user activation process. This enables publishers to protect an
application once and create many different product packages based on
the additional data sent during activation.

—Secure Distributed System—All publisher tools now have secure remote
access to the HASP Commerce Server, creating a fully distributed
system. A service provider looking to add software protection to its
list of services need only install the full HASP SL system once and can
give each publisher all the tools necessary to protect and securely
distribute software.

—Multiple Publisher Support—Each publisher logs in to the server and
has his unique protected view into the HASP SL database. There is also
a super administrator role that is created by the service provider to
create publisher accounts and control the level of publisher access to
certain components of the system.

—Secure Remote Role-Based Access—Four roles have been added to the
HASP Commerce Server, including Server Administrator, Publisher
Administrator, Customer Service Manager (CSM) and Customer Service
Representative (CSR).