Mizuho Bank Selects VASCO DIGIPASS for Apps to Secure Online and Mobile Banking Channels

April 5, 2017

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL and TOKYO – April 5, 2017 – VASCO® Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, today announced that Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest banks and a top 20 bank globally, has integrated DIGIPASS® for Apps mobile application security solution to protect customer transactions through its online and mobile banking applications.

Building on its history as one of the first Japanese banks to implement transaction signing for retail banking, Mizuho Bank is again demonstrating leadership in online and mobile security with the addition of DIGIPASS for Apps to the bank’s existing security standard, which includes DIGIPASS 275 hardware authenticators. The implementation demonstrates Mizuho Bank’s drive to protect its customers and their transactions in a way that is convenient and user-friendly for its millions of retail banking customers.

DIGIPASS for Apps offers a library of APIs that natively integrates application security, biometric authentication, risk analysis, electronic signing and more into mobile applications. Providing the broadest set of features to protect against fraud and hacking attacks, DIGIPASS for Apps improves security without compromising user experience.

“Mizuho Bank is one of the thousands of banks worldwide that rely on VASCO solutions not only because of the exceptional security they provide but, more importantly to customers, their ease of use,” said VASCO President and COO, Scott Clements. “Improving the customer experience is the top driver for all banks globally, and DIGIPASS for Apps is helping satisfy that need.”

About Mizuho Bank

Mizuho Bank Ltd., known as the largest institution of Mizuho Financial Group, is a leading financial institution with one of the largest customer bases in Japan. As a member of the Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank pursues the further development of a global and open financial group based on “One Mizuho” strategies. With 462 domestic branches and 87 overseas branches and relevant offices (as of June 2016), Mizuho Bank provides all individual and corporate customers with an effective and multifaceted range of comprehensive financial services.