OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – February 26, 2013 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products and services, announces today that Ello Mobile (www.ello-mobile.be), a virtual telecom operator, uses MYDIGIPASS.COM to protect the access to its customer portal.
Ello Mobile is a Belgian virtual mobile network operator that donates its entire profit to social-minded and non-profit charity projects. The customers decide themselves which projects they would like to support. Ello Mobile selects the projects in cooperation with an independent jury of experts, selected by the King Baudouin Foundation.
Ello Mobile operates in accordance with an easy web-based business model: all services are only offered online. In this way, the company saves a lot of operating costs which implies that more profit can be given to the charity projects. Customers sign up via the website and charge their credit on their prepaid phone card. Via ‘My Ello’, they can manage their data and ask for invoices. To protect the access to this confidential information, Ello Mobile now gives its customer the possibility to use the MYDIGIPASS.COM platform. Thanks to this platform, users can log on safely to ‘My Ello’ to consult and manage their personal data.
Via MYDIGIPASS.COM, Ello Mobile users can download a free DIGIPASS for Mobile application on their smart phone or tablet. The application generates dynamic passwords that replace the weak, static passwords. Besides this, DIGIPASS for Mobile offers the possibility to scan QR codes. Users get direct access via MYDIGIPASS.COM to their ‘My Ello’ application, just by scanning the QR code. In that way, Ello Mobile offers its customers an alternative logon method that makes use of two-factor authentication and secures access to confidential customer information.
“Thanks to the cooperation with VASCO, we can offer our customers an extra layer of security, so that their personal data is better protected,” says Serge Van de Zande, founder of Ello Mobile. “The implementation of an in the cloud authentication platform fits perfectly in our web-based strategy.”
“We are very pleased that Ello Mobile decided to cooperate with VASCO,” says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security. “Ello Mobile users can register online on MYDIGIPASS.COM and can download DIGIPASS for Mobile for free. VASCO consigns authentication to the end user.”
Ello Mobile is a mobile network operator that donates its entire profit to social-minded and non-profit charity projects. This commitment is written in the memorandum of association. The company offers rates and formulas that are similar to every other mobile network provider. The difference, however, is that every day, with every text message and phone call, Ello customers support organizations and projects that devote themselves for a better world.
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 a global software company for Internet security serving a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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