news_IJZA secures electronic files in the youth care sector with DIGIPASS and IDENTIKEY

November 4, 2009

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Switzerland, November 4, 2009 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (, a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced that the Dutch youth welfare organization IJZA secures its web application IJZA II with DIGIPASS and IDENTIKEY.

IJZA, a cooperative association founded on January 1st, 2006, developed, manages and hosts the web application “IJZA II”. IJZA II is an online client registration program making youth care patients’ files available over the internet. The application allows youth care professionals to create and build up an electronic file that follows and supports the client’s welfare assistance program.

In order to guarantee the confidentiality of the sensitive information contained in the database, IJZA implemented VASCO’s DIGIPASS technology together with IDENTIKEY back-end authentication technology to secure (remote) access to the application allowing youth care professionals to immediately update patient information regardless of location. Care providers log on with a one-time password generated by the DIGIPASS device to access patient information, reporting and payment modules.

“We opted for VASCO’s DIGIPASS because the technology has already proven its trustworthiness," says Niels van Alphen, Infrastructure Manager at IJZA. “Because we gather a lot of sensitive and private information, it is of the utmost importance that the data contained in the database remains confidential at all times. To secure our patients’ files, we decided to implement a 2-factor authentication solution without compromising on mobility and user friendliness. VASCO’s solution proved to be the perfect answer to all our requirements with an unrivalled price-quality equation.”

“DIGIPASS provides health and youth care provides with the flexibility and control to access patients’ records from any computer with an internet connection”, says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “VASCO brings banking level security to health care organizations of all sizes to manage and support the flexible needs of their workforce while strengthening security and control over resources and sensitive patient information.”

IJZA is a cooperative association founded on January 1st, 2006 and manages the client registration system IJZA II. IJZA II allows youth care professionals to build up an electronic file that follows and supports the client’s welfare assistance program. The building bricks of IJZA II are the welfare assistance program, modular working plan and evaluations. IJZA II also provides different additional modules such as the foster care payment module and the module paramedic costs.

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 9,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including almost 1,350 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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