news_Belgian cloud specialist secures online applications with VASCO’s DIGIPASS as a Service

January 20, 2011

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, USA, and Wemmel, Belgium, January 20, 2011 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), ( ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products and services, today announced that the Belgian IT company Adapti, specialized in cloud computing, has installed DIGIPASS as a Service for strong authentication of its online applications.

Adapti is a Belgian cloud computing specialist, active in the Benelux countries. Its core activity is the implementation of its clients’ ‘in the cloud’ CRM-programs that assemble information about customers, sales figures and marketing in an orderly and efficient way. Adapti focuses on the B2B market and has well-known telecom operators as well as other large names in the financial, medical, ICT, building and automotive sector in its customer base.
DIGIPASS as a Service is VASCO’s ‘in the cloud’-based authentication offering. The DIGIPASS as a Service platform is hosted and managed by VASCO. As VASCO takes care of the entire authentication process, Adapti can give full attention to its own core activities.

Adapti provides its CRM end users with a personalized DIGIPASS GO 6. The company logo on the DIGIPASS device gives the cloud application integrator more visibility. This allows Adapti to differentiate itself from competition.

As Adapti is a cloud specialist itself, the company truly understands the added value the cloud concept offers. Customers don’t have to invest in a software installation at start-up. Furthermore, they can choose to upgrade or discontinue the service at any given time at a relatively low cost. In-house IT resources are thus no longer necessary. An upgrade of the platform is done automatically by VASCO.

“As a cloud specialist, we are certainly aware of the importance of an ‘in the cloud’ application. The implementation of DIGIPASS as a Service for the safeguarding of our online CRM and communication program is an important step forward. Thanks to VASCO, we are able to offer our clients an even better service by securing their confidential data default with strong-user authentication,” says Mario Schrapen, Adapti’s business manager. “An important plus of this service is that the entire authentication process is hosted by VASCO. We no longer have to dedicate IT resources to the deployment and management of an authentication project, allowing us to focus on our own business activities.”

“By launching DIGIPASS as a Service, we demonstrated that we strongly believe in the cloud computing concept,” says T.Kendall Hunt, VASCO’s Chairman and CEO. “We are therefore very pleased to see that our latest business model gains momentum in this future-oriented sector.”

Adapti is specialized in delivering ‘in the cloud’ applications and high-quality projects. Their certified consultants can perfectly evaluate what is and what isn’t possible ‘in the cloud’.

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 1,500 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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