In 2003, the Software Licensing Authentication Token (SLAT) market had decent growth. This might sound surprising during a time of economic slowdown, but many vendors turned to SLATs in 2003 to protect their revenue streams from software piracy. Both companies that provide high value software and those with less costly products are interested in using SLATs. Total revenue for this segment was $117.8 in 2003. The segment grew by 14.5% between 2003 and 2002. Aladdin Knowledge Systems maintained market leadership in 2003 with a 35.4% share.