SafeNet and Akamai Simplify Electronic Software Delivery for Software Vendors and End Users

Companies Team to Offer Solution for Secure Automated Electronic Software Delivery and Entitlement Management

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SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions, enterprise applications online, today announced they have entered into a new relationship that enables software vendors to combine a userfriendly, automated entitlement management solution and a secure, scalable electronic software delivery solution.

Together, the two solutions combine the back office licensing fulfillment and automation features of Sentinel EMS, SafeNet's web based entitlement management platform, with the secure and reliable download functionality of Akamai's Electronic Software Delivery solution. The resulting solution is designed to enable software vendors to improve their enduser software purchasing and activation experience, while protecting revenue and reducing internal operating costs.

"SafeNet and Akamai have entered into this partnership with one goal - to bring together our complimentary solutions to create a costeffective electronic software management and delivery solution for companies to more easily secure and automate their software purchasing, delivery, and license management processes, " said Rich Kennelly, Vice President of Media at Akamai.

Customer experience, revenue protection, and resource optimization are top of mind for all organizations, including software vendors. SafeNet and Akamai have nearly four decades of combined experience helping software vendors improve usability and reduce operating costs to maximize profitability. SafeNet solutions automate order entry, fulfillment, and license management. Akamai's Electronic Delivery platform is architected to give companies an alternative to physical distribution and allow them to create a customized, branded download experience, increase consumer engagement, improve conversion rates and garner businesscritical download analytics reporting and data. . Together, the solutions are designed to improve the enduser experience and enable software vendors to maximize profitability with secure, automated electronic software delivery.

"The core business value of Sentinel EMS is the system's ability to reduce the cost and complexity of software fulfillment management for software vendors through automation. Similarly, Akamai's industryleading solutions have demonstrated unmatched global scale and reliability that significantly reduce software delivery costs," said Chris Holland, vice president, software rights management, SafeNet. "By joining forces, SafeNet and Akamai are now able to provide customers with the ultimate business process improvement solution for achieving maximum profitability."

SafeNet's Sentinel® solutions meet the unique license enablement, enforcement, and management requirements of any organization. The solution is easy to integrate and use, innovative, and featurefocused and provides antipiracy, IP protection, license enablement, and license management challenges while increasing overall profitability, improving internal operations, maintaining competitive positioning, and enhancing relationships with their customers and end users.

The Akamai Difference

Akamai® provides marketleading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable and secure place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit
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