Azlan-Tech Data To Distribute VASCO's Digipass Pack Range in EMEA Region
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Switzerland, September 4, 2007 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com ), the leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Azlan-Tech Data, a leading IT distributor in Europe and the Middle East. Azlan-Tech Data has a pan-European network of over 8,500 resellers, which means that Digipass Packs might soon appear in the computer store around the corner.
The partnership boosts the availability of VASCO's award winning Digipass Pack product bundles in EMEA's most important geographical markets. Together with Azlan-Tech Data, VASCO broadens the reach of its best-of-breed authentication products. VASCO's products have initially been developed to secure the assets of retail and corporate customers of financial institutions. VASCO brought banking-level security to other vertical markets, by bundling its renowned Digipass and VACMAN Middleware strong authentication products into handy, plug-and-play Digipass Packs. Any company, regardless its size and occupation, is a potential Digipass Pack customer. Digipass Packs are available for 5 users onwards and are solely distributed via VASCO's channel partners. To learn more about VASCO's Digipass Packs, please visit www.digipasspack.com .
"We believe that the combination of VASCO's best-of-breed authentication technology and Azlan-Tech Data’s extensive network and leverage power will bring Digipass Pack into the reach of hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized enterprises," said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. "Every organization faces security threats. Together with Azlan-Tech Data, we offer flexible, effective and affordable solutions to counter hacking, fraud and identity theft."
"Security is today one of the most important issues for all organizations," Jan Iversen, Director Software and Security at Azlan Europe continues. "Good security is a must and all businesses must take adequate steps to address these issues. Many companies face increasing needs to open up their IT infrastructure not only to mobile and remote workers, but also to contractors, partners and customers. Resellers need to know that they can trust the solutions that they recommend to their customers entirely. With VASCO's products and expertise they have that reassurance and are able to meet the authentication needs of both enterprise and SME customers."
Azlan will be working with VASCO to enable value-added resellers meeting the ever-increasing requirements of IT Users. In particular, Azlan plans to broaden the scope of available solutions and services for resellers through the Azlan Business Protection Solutions initiative. This scheme helps VARs to develop and retain business by bringing together partners with complementary skills.
Resellers interested in becoming a VASCO partner, should contact Azlan for more information at www.azlan.com .
VASCO is the number one supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services.
VASCO has established itself as the world’s leading software company specialized in Internet Security, with a customer base of over 5,300 companies in more than 100 countries, including close to 850 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
Azlan, Tech Data Corporation’s Enterprise business unit in Europe, is one of the region’s leading value-added distributor of networking, communications and midrange solutions. In addition to enabling fast, cost-effective pan-European distribution of products & solutions for major manufacturers and publishers including Cisco Systems, HP and IBM, Azlan provides a variety of other value creating services including marketing & sales support, extensive vendor training and certification programs. Azlan continues to build on its history of excellence over the past two decades, now as part of Tech Data, which acquired Azlan in March 2003. Tech Data Corporation generated $19.8 billion in sales for its most recent fiscal year ended January 31, 2005. Founded in 1974, Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 customers in over 100 countries.
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