early adopters recognize the benefits VASCO’s hosted authentication platform offers
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – April 23, 2012 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products and services, announces it first customers for its MYDIGIPASS.COM platform which was launched earlier today. MYDIGIPASS.COM is a hosted authentication platform that provides website owners with unparalleled secure and convenient login services. Among the early adopters are Dome9 Security, IB Office, Pronoia, Social iQ Networks, Thinfactory, Thinking Team, Upsell, VAL-I-PAC, WhitepaperCentral and Yuntaa. All recognize the benefits offered by MYDIGIPASS.COM and are proud to integrate strong two-factor authentication into their applications.
Dome9 Security provides cloud server security management. Dave Meizlik, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Dome9, explains why they chose MYDIGIPASS.COM: “We secure any server in any cloud and both centralize and automate cloud server security. Security in the cloud does not scale if it is not simple and automated. At Dome9, we make cloud security as elastic as cloud infrastructure. By partnering with MYDIGIPASS.COM, we can add an enhanced layer of protection for our Business Cloud customers that provides the same level of security and simplicity that our customers have come to expect.”
IB Office is a supplier of office equipment and an important player in the B-to-B market in Belgium. For Miguel Impe, Business Manager at IB Office, MYDIGIPASS.COM offers a lot of advantages, in particular with regards to security benefits. “We bring our products to our customers through adapted online shops, tailored to every company’s needs. For us, it is important to know who in the company has placed an order, as we have special terms and conditions of sale per customer. MYDIGIPASS.COM foils that someone hands on a password to someone else. In that perspective, prices and agreements cannot be spread in the company or leaked to a competitor. VASCO is a reliable partner, which also reflects credit upon IB Office.”
“Pronoia develops software programs for the educational sector. Our main product is Schoolonline, an online software package for elementary schools, and middle/high schools,” explains Johan Wouters, partner at Pronoia. “We integrated MYDIGIPASS.COM because we wanted to give our customers another way to safely access their business-critical data in Schoolonline. Furthermore, the single sign-on feature is a very convenient and useful addition. In the sector of software security, VASCO has proven track records. We believe that MYDIGIPASS.COM will provide a very secure and widely adopted way of logging-on.”
"Our SaaS solution helps to discover, optimize and protect infrastructures of social accounts for some of the world’s leading enterprises," says Devin Redmond, CEO at Social iQ Networks. "As more and more existing and new infrastructures become external and cloud-based, it is important that enterprises look for solutions that incorporate real enterprise security needs like strong authentication. We pride ourselves on setting an example of providing an enterprise grade solution with best-in-class security and having two-factor authentication built-in with MYDIGIPASS.COM is a key part of that."
“Thinfactory is a Belgian cloud service provider, offering elementary and scalable ICT building blocks in the Benelux countries. MYDIGIPASS.COM adds strong authentication, not only to our CloudPlaza, a reseller cloud solution, but also to Cloud Brokerage, our service that bridges the gap between private and public cloud services. It introduces new challenges, such as single sign-on (SSO) authentication and identity management. MYDIGIPASS.COM enables customers to access our cloud services, available from different service providers, with only one user account. At the same time, strong authentication is provided,” says Peter Leemans, CEO at Thinfactory.
“JERI is the new information experience users are looking for: Just Enough Relevant Information, when and where users need it. Easy upload, security, auto-classification, being informed, smart search & find, sharing and discussions: that is what ThinkingTeam stands for. ThinkingTeam of ICMS Group delivers this new information experience. The platform actively enhances knowledge workers’ operational efficiency and eliminates the information stress we currently experience. Reliability and trust are crucial when offering this in a new/next generation of cloud solution. We integrated VASCO’s MYDIGIPASS.COM authentication technology to offer that extra security surplus, leading to an increased customer trust and a competitive advantage for www.ThinkingTeam.com,” says Hans Van Heghe CEO of ICMS Group.
“One of the most important building blocks in the Belgian e-commerce market is, without doubt, the end-user’s sense of safety and confidence during the online shopping process. Therefore, Upsell is keen on keeping a close track on the latest developments in safe e-commerce. MYDIGIPASS.COM makes sure that our customers can log-on in an easy, fast and secure manner. MYDIGIPASS.COM leans perfectly towards our slogan: ‘Fast, simple and reliable online shopping’,” says Bastiaan Phlips, Managing Partner at Upsell.
“For VAL-I-PAC, it is of paramount importance that end-users can dispatch their information in a secure way. MYDIGIPASS.COM provides an answer to the system’s current vulnerabilities: the weakness of the combination login and static password and the restriction that only Belgian users could log on to our application using their eID card,” says Bart Rogiers, ICT Manager at VAL-I-PAC. “Thanks to MYDIGIPASS.COM, these shortcomings are solved. Moreover, the single-sign-on possibility is a great asset: an end-user only has to authenticate once and can access all applications provided by MYDIGIPASS.COM.”
VAL-I-PAC is the take back organization for industrial packaging in Belgium.
Rien van den Bosch, Managing Partner at WhitepaperCentral, is happy with the integration of MYDIGIPASS.COM: “WhitepaperCentral.com is an online lead generation platform on which companies can publish papers, mainly from the IT sector, marketing, healthcare and finance. These papers can be downloaded by professionals in these sectors. We started looking for a credible solution to log securely on to our B2B platform. MYDIGIPASS.COM is the only solution that offers a worldwide credibility for our audience and that is able to communicate with our databases in a secure way.”
Jan Lambrechts, Founder & CEO at Yuntaa, explains why they chose for MYDIGIPASS.COM: “Our products combine a robust cloud storage solution with an automated and reliable plug-and-play interface which protects the valuable accounting data of our customers. Our dedication to developing creative software solutions for niche markets means that security, creativity and innovation are essential to our business and our customers. By implementing leading authentication security we have strengthened our reputation as a trusted partner in data protection and secure storage of accounting data. VASCO proved to be the best choice for the additional layer of security and protection we wanted to offer our customers. With MYDIGIPASS.COM, we are able to take our security to the next level, and we couldn't be happier with the results.”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 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including over 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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