news_VASCO adds a new layer to its mobile security offerings by launching ground-breaking DIGIPASS Nano
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – December 8, 2010 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, launches DIGIPASS Nano, its latest addition to its mobile security offering.
The solution consists of a thin film that users place over the SIM card, turning the phone into a mobile security device capable of generating one-time passwords and e-signatures. By placing DIGIPASS Nano onto the SIM card, end-users can securely access keyboard and display functionalities. DIGIPASS Nano hence offers end-to-end security during the entire transaction or signing process.
With its unique form factor, DIGIPASS Nano will offer banks and corporations new perspectives in using mobile devices as authentication means, providing them with a new channel to interact with their customers. Mobile users will be able to perform secure transactions, access business-critical data or transfer money anywhere at any given time. The solution does not require any specific subscription and is therefore operator independent. Furthermore, DIGIPASS Nano can be deployed by banks and corporations to fit virtually every mobile device worldwide that supports SIM or USIM technology.
“Mobile phone users are becoming less hesitant towards the adoption of mobile applications as the security of these devices is enhanced,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “With DIGIPASS Nano, VASCO fulfills a growing need by enhancing the security of online service channels through the use of e-signatures and the authentication of end- users. DIGIPASS Nano is a reflection of VASCO’s innovation and continuously evolving efforts to bring high-level security to all environments. The solution allows mobile phone users to embed the best-of-breed authentication technology into a familiar, daily-used device.”
Besides the renowned DIGIPASS for Mobile and its key component the DIGIPASS Software Development Kit, DIGIPASS Nano completes the already rich and successful offering in the mobile authentication industry.
VASCO will showcase DIGIPASS Nano at Cartes 2010 in Paris-Nord Villepinte – Exhibition Centre (stand 4j056 and 4j052) – France on 7, 8 and 9 December 2010. This year, VASCO reinforces its presence on the show with two booths. At the first VASCO booth, the company will present its newest solutions such as the innovations in its card reader product line, and its hosted authentication solution offering “DIGIPASS as a Service”. At the second booth VASCO’s vision in terms of digital signatures, electronic signatures and user authentication on a single platform is demonstrated with VASCO’s customers’ applications, be it enterprise, employee or consumer applications.
Pictures of DIGIPASS Nano can be found on: https://www.onespan.com/products/mobile-security-suite
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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