news_VASCO introduces its enhanced North America Channel Partner Program

January 31, 2011

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – January 31, 2011 – VASCO Data Security International Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI;, a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, announced today that it has enhanced its North America Channel Partner Program for resellers. The goal is to partner with industry leaders who complement VASCO’s service offering to maximize joint business opportunities.

The flexibility and scalability of VASCO’s authentication products allows them to be sold to a wide variety of industries including large and small corporations, governments, financial institutions and e-commerce entities. Combined with a growing market demand for strong authentication, this presents an attractive offer to technology companies and Value Added Resellers (VARs). Furthermore, VASCO’s leadership position in the authentication market provides its business partners with the leverage to enhance the value of their core offerings, increase revenue opportunities and strengthen relationships with valued customers. The company provides a full range of resources to support its business partners such as tailored pricing discounts, sales and technical support, educational and marketing materials.

VASCO’s new North American Partner Program now consists of three levels, VASCO Partner, VASCO Select Partner, and VASCO Ready Premium Partner, to provide its channel partners with tailored benefits depending on their level of commitment. Benefits offered include product training, pre-sales technical support, product demos, trial licensing, deal registration, and MDF dollars. Premium Partners also receive additional marketing support directly from VASCO. The VASCO Ready Premium Partner is the highest level in the program and provides VARs with the ability to offer maximum support to their customers based on a business plan that serves as a foundation for a successful partnership. VASCO also has developed a new partner portal to optimize partner support.

“Extending our channel is part of VASCO’s Enterprise Security strategy. We aim to maximize business opportunities in collaboration with our partners so we can expand our business together,” says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “VASCO’s commitment is to help our partners excel in one of the fastest growing markets by providing a comprehensive Partner Program with a variety of benefits tailored to each partner commitment level.”

If you are a reseller interested in the VASCO solution, please join us for a webinar on February 1 at 1 PM EST to learn more about the VASCO partner program.

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.

Forward Looking Statements:
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements (1) are identified by use of terms and phrases such as “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “anticipate”, “emerging”, “intend”, “plan”, “could”, “may”, “estimate”, “should”, “objective” and “goal”, “possible”, “potential”, and similar words and expressions, but such words and phrases are not the exclusive means of identifying them, and (2) are subject to risks and uncertainties and represent our present expectations or beliefs concerning future events. VASCO cautions that the forward-looking statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors have been described in greater detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to, (a) risks of general market conditions, including currency fluctuations and the uncertainties in world economic and financial markets, (b) risks inherent to the computer and network security industry, including rapidly changing technology, evolving industry standards, increasing numbers of patent infringement claims, changes in customer requirements, price competitive bidding, and changing government regulations, and (c) risks specific to VASCO, including, demand for our products and services, competition from more established firms and others, pressures on price levels and our historical dependence on relatively few products, certain suppliers and certain key customers. Reference is made to VASCO's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding VASCO and its operations.

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

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