news_VASCO awards its EMEA distributors
Winners are Infinigate (Germany), Wick Hill (UK and Germany), E92plus (The Netherlands), Secureway (Middle East) and Symbolic (Italy)
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Zurich, Switzerland, March 17, 2011 - VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication productsawarded during its EMEA distributor event in Brussels, its best performing distributors. VASCO distributors are awarded in 5 categories: Best Newcomer, Best Performer, Best Marketing Support, Best Technical Support and Fastest Growing Partner. Award winners are: Infinigate (Germany), Wick Hill Group (UK and Germany), E92plus (the Netherlands), Secureway (Middle East), Symbolic Italia (Italy).
The ‘Best Newcomer’ award has been attributed to Infinigate Germany for its outstanding performance in its first quarter of activities. Infinigate has been able to quickly generate new demands and awareness for VASCO’s solutions. Infinigate started distributing VASCO products in Scandinavia in 2007. The company believes this success is based on the perfect execution of a well prepared Business Plan covering all aspects of the Vendor/Distributor relationship.
Wick Hill group is awarded ‘Best Performer’ as a result of their outstanding commercial activities and sales growth from both their UK and German offices. Its focused approach and dedicated actions resulted in growing sales figures for existing and new customers. In combination with Wick Hill’s technical expertise and continuous marketing efforts this led to market superiority.
E92plus Netherlands obtained the ‘Best Marketing’ award for an outstanding performance using creative and focused marketing. All techniques got used ranging from e-newsletters, over an informative magazine to targeted reseller events. These techniques, combined with many personalized marketing actions with its resellers resulted in an award winning combination.
Secureway Network Distributors in the Middle East performed as ‘Best Technical Support’. They are fully trained on the complete range of VASCO solutions. Furthermore they operate as a VASCO Authorized Training Centre for the Middle East. Secureway’s in-depth technical knowledge on VASCO’s solutions portfolio guarantees an outstanding pre-and after-sales support for VASCO’s Middle East Reseller Channel.
The “Fastest Growing Partner” award has been attributed to Symbolic (Italy) for its outstanding performance in 2010. Symbolic has been able to quickly generate new demand and awareness for Vasco’s solutions. Symbolic started distributing Vasco in Italy in 2009.We believe this success is based on the perfect execution of a well prepared Business Plan covering all aspects of the Vendor/Distributor relationship.
Infinigate was founded in 1996 as Internet2000. At this time the company was the first Value Added Distributor focused on internet technology solutions in Europe. In 2000 the company was renamed to Infinigate, reflecting the infinite possibilities of the Internet and on being the gate to get there.
Since 2002 Infinigate has been concentrating its portfolio and services on security solutions to protect and defend IT networks and data. In 2007 Infinigate acquired the Scandinavian Nocom Security Group. Today Infinigate is headquartered in Switzerland with operating subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Wick Hill Ltd. is a value-added distributor with a channel-only model and a specific focus on delivering market growth for its vendor and reseller partners.
The company has a strong focus on gateway and remote access protection, the security issues around the growing use of mobile and wireless devices, and converged voice/data products. The portfolio encompasses a wide range of solutions for fixed, mobile and wireless systems.
E92plus is a value added distributor, specializing in IT security. Their added value services include comprehensive technical support, unique marketing tools and services and pro-active sales assistance.
The vendors they carry range from market leading companies to upcoming businesses delivering next generation technology. The products encompass the full range of IT security requirements, including the latest in cloud and managed service offerings.
Secureway Network Distributors are the Middle East's Specialist Value Added Distributors in the IT Security & Mobility Industry. Secureway Network Distributors offers Middle East Value Added Resellers an excellent opportunity to capitalize on their growing customer bases by providing End to End IT security solutions, while assisting them in the full lifecycle of the project.
With focus on pure Value-Added Distribution, Secureway Network Distributors has the global backup and local experience to deliver an unparalleled level of service, support, logistics and competitive pricing to the Middle East IT marketplace.
Symbolic is a leading supplier of IT-products, logistics and other value added services on the network security market. Symbolic covers a very broad spectrum of technologies from consumers level (antiviruses, firewalls, VPNs etc.), to the most sophisticated devices (cryptography hardware security modules, intrusion detection/prevention systems, log analysis, management tools, etc.) For each field Symbolic ensures top quality products developed by leading vendors.
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 over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,600 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
Forward Looking Statements:
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements (1) are identified by use of terms and phrases such as “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “anticipate”, “emerging”, “intend”, “plan”, “could”, “may”, “estimate”, “should”, “objective” and “goal”, “possible”, “potential”, and similar words and expressions, but such words and phrases are not the exclusive means of identifying them, and (2) are subject to risks and uncertainties and represent our present expectations or beliefs concerning future events. VASCO cautions that the forward-looking statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors have been described in greater detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to, (a) risks of general market conditions, including currency fluctuations and the uncertainties in world economic and financial markets, (b) risks inherent to the computer and network security industry, including rapidly changing technology, evolving industry standards, increasing numbers of patent infringement claims, changes in customer requirements, price competitive bidding, and changing government regulations, and (c) risks specific to VASCO, including, demand for our products and services, competition from more established firms and others, pressures on price levels and our historical dependence on relatively few products, certain suppliers and certain key customers. Reference is made to VASCO's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding VASCO and its operations.
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