news_University of Colorado at Boulder Uses VASCO’s Strong Authentication to Prevent Malicious Attacks

May 17, 2011
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – May 17 2011 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, today announced that the University of Colorado Boulder is using DIGIPASS GO 6 and IDENTIKEY Server to provide secure access to its supercomputer and its network.

Recently, the university installed a new, powerful supercomputer. The university realized that access control for its supercomputer, which is accessed by both the university and other organizations including the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), was a necessity. In addition, the university had business needs that demanded a solution that would service multiple strong authentication needs – specifically support for their campus VPN.

After an evaluation, the university determined they needed a security solution that would authenticate using their new DIGIPASS tokens. In addition the security solution needed to offer an authentication back-end to other existing trusted authentication systems in use by these partner organizations. To meet their authentication and back-end system requirements they selected a combination of VASCO’s IDENTIKEY server and DIGIPASS GO 6.

“We needed a strong authentication solution that would provide researchers secure access to critical computing resources. Secure access was also required for the support system administration staff when remotely managing critical campus resources,” said Dan Jones, assistant vice president and chief information security officer for the university. “We selected VASCO because of their commitment to securing educational institutions. Furthermore, they offered a complete, customizable and versatile authentication product with a wide array of options including solutions for the visually impaired. Our choice to implement VASCO is a significant part of our continued effort to secure campus resources and meet compliance requirements in a cost-effective way.”

“We understand that securing access to vital research at universities is critical and we are committed to meeting their strong authentication needs,” said Jan Valcke, president and COO at VASCO Data Security. “The University of Colorado Boulder’s selection of VASCO to protect their supercomputer is a testimonial to our experience.”

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 11,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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