VASCO Launches FIDO U2F Certified Authenticator for Use with Popular Online Applications
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- April 20, 2016 -- VASCO® Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management today announced DIGIPASS SecureClick, a hardware authenticator that enables users to complete access to common online applications with the single click of a button.
DIGIPASS SecureClick was designed to FIDO U2F specifications to fulfill the FIDO Alliance mission of creating a higher level of online user security through strong authentication standards that move beyond inherently weak static passwords. DIGIPASS SecureClick is FIDO Certified(*) and communicates via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or a USB port. Easy-to-use and about the size of a coin, DIGIPASS SecureClick offers the proven strength of two-factor authentication in a highly-portable device.
DIGIPASS SecureClick offers consumers and enterprise users the most simple and secure access experience. After launching an application that supports FIDO U2F, the user simply enters their login credentials and clicks the button on DIGIPASS SecureClick to complete the authentication process. The process leverages an encrypted communication channel between DIGIPASS SecureClick and the BLE device to deliver simple, secure and fast user authentication.
“DIGIPASS SecureClick is an important innovation that delivers the optimal balance of application security and a frictionless user experience,” stated Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “We’ve had great success with our authentication technology in the banking segment for many years and we are pleased to support the FIDO Alliance vision of providing stronger security to the broader online application market.”
”Achieving FIDO certification is a milestone that showcases how VASCO is supporting the FIDO Alliance vision for open and interoperable strong authentication,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “Using FIDO Certified products like the DIGIPASS SecureClick USB allows consumers to access applications that support the FIDO U2F standard, including Google, Dropbox and GitHub, with strong authentication that is incredibly convenient to use.”
* “DIGIPASS SecureClick is a FIDO U2F USB certified solution when used in conjunction with the DIGIPASS Bluetooth Bridge. DIGIPASS will be tested for FIDO U2F BLE certification when testing is available.”
VASCO is a world leader in providing two-factor authentication and digital signature solutions to financial institutions. Many of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO solutions to enhance security, protect mobile applications and meet regulatory requirements. VASCO also secures access to data and applications in enterprise environments, and provides tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications. VASCO enables more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, and protect assets across financial, enterprise, E-commerce, government and healthcare markets. Learn more about VASCO at VASCO.com and on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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