news_CeBIT 2009_ Partnership with BTR Services provides VASCO with foothold in digital document signature market

March 4, 2009

HANNOVER, Germany – March 4, 2009 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (, a leading software security company specialising in authentication products, announced today that it has gained a foothold in the digital document signature market, by embedding DIGIPASS CertiID in BTR Services’ Electronic Signer electronic document signing solution. DIGIPASS CertiID is VASCO’s PKI based authentication solution.

The companies announced the partnership at CeBIT 2009, Hanover, Germany. Visit VASCO in Hall 17, booth E21. BTR Services will be showcasing the joint solution (Hall 6, booth # E26).

Secure electronic signature tools are needed in various sectors, including insurance, banking, real estate, e-government, temporary labor and many others. The combination of Electronic Signer and DIGIPASS CertiID offers an easy to use, flexible and secure tool, ensuring confidentiality and non-repudiation for any kind of company, regardless its size or occupation.

DIGIPASS CertiID is a client-based software suite offering digital signature capabilities. Banks, enterprises and governments can use this PKI-based technology to sign transactions or confidential documents. The solution has been developed for large corporations including governments and banks, addressing specific authentication needs they might have, such as digital signing of highly sensitive information or documents, such as contracts. The confidentiality of these documents is guaranteed thanks to Digipass CertiID’s signing and encryption functionality. Digipass CertiID also provides non-repudiation of transactions, as a result the integrity and origin of the data are proved and the transaction partner is authenticated.

“By partnering with BTR Services, VASCO proves its dedication to its full option, all-terrain business model,” states Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “By offering all authentication technologies – including PKI – on one and unique platform, we are able to expand our range to previously untapped sectors such as document signing. We are convinced that our partnership with BTR, a true specialist in the document generation area, will prove to be very successful for all parties involved.”

"The partnership with VASCO gives us access to a team of experienced security specialists, that can help us to improve our Electronic Signer product," states Luc Vandergoten, Managing Director of BTR Services. "The maturity of VASCO’s solutions, in combination with the company’s large installed base, gives our product a platform, where one could only dream of."


About VASCO: 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 global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of over 8,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,200 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

About BTR Services
BTR Services, a Belgian ICT company with offices in Boom, Brussels, Hedel (NL) and Warsaw (PL) focuses on the financial sector. BTR was founded in 2005 with today over one hundred employees and last year revenue of 9 million Euros.
We deliver services to all major Belgian Banks. These services include project management, development, consulting and infrastructure support. We integrate third-party products like Oracle Financial Services Flexcube, Algorithmics Risk Management solutions or IBM Websphere Process Server. We develop and market LetterGen our own Intellectual Property

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For more information contact:
Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]