news_VASCO awards its UK resellers at Infosecurity UK 2011
Winners are Ultima Business Solutions Ltd, Secon and RM.
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Zurich, Switzerland, April 21, 2011 - VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products awarded during Infosecurity UK 2011, its best performing resellers. VASCO resellers are awarded in three categories: Biggest VASCO New Business Deal of the Year, VASCO Project of the Year and Educational Reseller of the Year. Award winners are: Ultima Business Solutions Ltd, Secon and RM.
Ultima Business Solutions Ltd is being presented with the award for “VASCONew Business Deal of the Year” for its implementation at the Automobile Association) based on Ultima’s ability to position VASCO to meet its customer’s two-factor strong authentication needs and for continuing to support VASCO as the most appropriate solution against bids from competitive vendors. At the time, VASCO was a new addition to Ultima’s extensive security portfolio and both parties worked closely together to highlight the benefits of IDENTIKEY Server Gold edition in combination with both DIGIPASSGO 6 and DIGIPASS for Mobile. Additionally, Ultima showed further commitment by becoming IDENTIKEY Accredited ensuring they gained the necessary skills in-house to fully deploy and support the solution.
“We are delighted to have won the New Business Deal of the Year for The Automobile Association project. The Automobile Association required a mixture of hardware and software DIGIPASS in combination with IDENTIKEY Server Gold Edition. The company also had specific requirements as they were migrating from an existing platform and environment to authenticate their remote users and needed to ensure that they chose a solution which could also secure other applications in the future,” says Martin Collins, Networking and Security Business Manager from Ultima Business Solutions Ltd. “We proposed IDENTIKEY Server Gold Edition and VASCO’s DIGIPASS range. After The Automobile Association considered various solutions and options, they chose to work with VASCO thanks to the company’s comprehensive offering balanced with competitive pricing. We assigned technical resources to become accredited in IDENTIKEY Server as did personnel from The Automobile Association. Together with assistance from VASCO’s UK Technical Account Manager, we successfully completed the deployment and configured the solution within the project’s timescales. The VASCO solution was clearly the optimal option both technically and commercially and we look forward to continuing our work with VASCO and already have a number of interesting projects in the pipeline.”
Secon won the award for “VASCO Project of the Year” based on their excellent knowledge of VASCO’s portfolio and its ability to cross-sell multiple solutions. Secon has been fully committed, supplying & supporting VASCO as its primary two-factor solution for many years now, and the reseller’s commitment has been strengthened by becoming IDENTIKEY Accredited and setting up a 4-man Infrastructure and Application Delivery team, for which VASCO has become a central solution.
“We are delighted to have won the VASCO Project of the Year Award for the Global Radio project. Global Radio required a mixture of hardware DIGIPASS devices, software and SMS-based authentication. They also had requirements to authenticate various applications and users, ranging from logging in remotely, to potentially using the authentication process to log-on to a web based CRM system”, says Rob Gupta, Managing Director from Secon. “We proposed IDENTIKEY Enterprise, DIGIPASS for Mobile Enterprise Edition and Primary Virtual DIGIPASS. After Global Radio looked at various competitors’ options they decided on VASCO. We had accredited IDENTIKEY engineers and were able to assist with the pre sales work, along with VASCO UK assistance. The VASCO solution was clearly the leading option both technically and commercially.”
RM Education (RM) has been awarded “VASCO Educational Reseller of the Year” based on its ability to open an opportunity within the Educational sector and its vast internal knowledge of VASCO. RM had made a strategic decision in 2010 to move to VASCO and soon became IDENTIKEY accredited. RM's internal knowledge and daily user experience of VASCO in-house has allowed the company to identify and roll out VASCO to various educational customers.
“RM Education is delighted to receive this reward. RM appreciates the value of security and the important role that 2-factor authentication plays. VASCO was selected by RM for its functionality, price and solution longevity; not to mention what a great team VASCO is to work with,” says Marcus Richardson, Solution Architect at RM.
“The UK market is a strategic important market for VASCO”, declares Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “In that perspective we support our local customers, partners and prospects with our presence at Infosecurity. By awarding our resellers, we want to express our recognition for their services rendered.”
About Ultima Business Solutions Ltd
An independent company formed in 1990, Ultima Business Solutions has evolved into one of the UK's leading providers of secure, available and scalable IT infrastructure solutions to private and public sector organisations. Its priority is meeting its customers' needs. Ultima's success is based on ensuring that underlying business needs and imperatives are addressed by improving efficiency, increasing competitive advantage, adding extra levels of security and providing return on investment.
Secon is an IT security specialist and networking service provider. Located in the UK and Mexico, Secon provides its clients with business enabling security and networking solutions. Secon’s range of CARE Contracts ensures that systems are consistently operating at optimum levels, delivering the best possible results and reducing operating and capital costs for its clients.
The RM Group is an international education company, focusing on helping teachers to teach and learners to learn. We provide innovative products ranging from classroom resources, through school technology, to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. Our customers include schools, colleges & universities, local governments, and central government education departments & agencies.
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.
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