20090527_En_VASCO Data Security launches DIGIPASS Ready Partner Program

April 27, 2009

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Zurich, Switzerland, April 27, 2009 - VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products launches its DIGIPASS® Ready Partner Program at Infosecurity Europe in London (VASCO booth: F20). The DIGIPASS Ready Partner Program has been developed to facilitate the compatibility of solutions from other technology vendors with VASCO’s DIGIPASS. Solution partners will be able to either bundle their solutions with VASCO solutions or develop new solutions based on the combined product offering.

The VASCO DIGIPASS Ready Partner Program creates value to solution partners and the distribution channel. Partners can extend the value of their solution by adding an extra security layer to it through DIGIPASS authentication. They can create new solutions based on the combined product offering and they can leverage their visibility towards VASCO customers and thus differentiate themselves from their competitors. The VASCO DIGIPASS Ready Partner Program also benefits VASCO’s channel. Channel partners can bundle DIGIPASS strong authentication and e-signature solutions with solutions from other vendors thus offering a total solution to customers.

Solution partners will benefit from a number of partner advantages including web presence, VASCO training, co-marketing initiatives, sales and technical support and event participation.
Solution partners can be categorized in two types: DIGIPASS Ready Partners and DIGIPASS Ready Premium partners each with a number of specific partner benefits. Once the partnership agreement is effective, solution partners will be able to carry the DIGIPASS Ready logo. They will also appoint a partnership, technical and marketing contact to fully exploit the joint initiatives.

Finally the customer benefits from easier and less costly integrations. They are able to leverage their authentication investments. By using the authentication infrastructure and the DIGIPASS they already have for multiple applications (remote access, application security, disc encryption, …) provides the customer with a higher return-on-investment.

“The threat from outside attacks to systems and applications is only increasing. By stimulating interoperability with other solution vendors, we only give customers better weapons to keep unauthorized users out.”, says Jan Valcke, COO and President at VASCO Data Security. “By implementing products that are DIGIPASS Ready customers will experience a larger return-on-investment from their authentication investments. Not only will deployments involving solutions from different vendors be faster, they will be able to use that one DIGIPASS they already have for a range of other authentication purposes.”

For more information about the VASCO DIGIPASS Ready Partner Program, visit: www.vasco.com/partners.


VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of approximately 8,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,200 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]