NW_20000612_en_VASCO Announces Integration of Digipass into its SnareWorks software

June 12, 2000

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium – June 12, 2000 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI; EASDAQ: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading provider of Internet and enterprise-wide security solutions, announced today that it has completed the integration of its Digipass™ authentication technology into its SnareWorks Internet and enterprise security software.

For customers, the result is an unmatched set of options for securing their e-business and e-commerce applications, from the mainframe to the web. The integration brings the full range of Digipass strong user authentication capabilities to the SnareWorks family of true and secure Single Sign-On, PKI enablement, and web/portal security with advanced authorization and entitlement solutions.

"Our customers are already using Digipass technology to provide secure remote access to information and transactions," observed Jan Valcke, General Manager responsible for the Digipass product line, "and most of them are also looking for effective enterprise-wide security solutions at a lower total cost of ownership. With the integration of Digipass into SnareWorks, we can now offer our customers an enterprise security solution that not only maintains their investment but extends their capabilities for using Digipass."

"The integration of Digipass into SnareWorks is just the first of many tangible benefits from IntelliSoft’s merger with VASCO," said Jonathan Chinitz, General Manager responsible for SnareWorks. "We're pleased to offer our existing and prospective security customers the advantages of Digipass authentication as a seamless extension of SnareWorks. Now companies around the world can gain the benefits of end-to-end security, from web and client/server to the mainframe, with no application reengineering required."

VASCO helps organizations rapidly and effectively secure their e-business and e-commerce applications and services. The company's family of Digipass™, VACMAN®, and SnareWorks™ products offers end-to-end security through true Single Sign-On, PKI, web security, strong user authentication, access control, user administration and encryption solutions that also sharply reduce the time and effort required to deploy and manage them. With hundreds of financial institutions, blue-chip corporations, and government agencies as customers in more than 50 countries, VASCO Data Security is a global leader in security solutions that support the Internet economy. More information is available at www.vasco.com and www.isoft.com.

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Reference is made to the Company's public filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding the company and its operations.

For more information please contact:

Media: Kerry Roche, Bridgeman Communications, +1 617 742 7270, [email protected]
Investor Relations: Todd Fromer, KCSA Public Relations Worldwide, +1 212 682 6300, [email protected]
VASCO: Mike Lange, +1 630 932 8844, [email protected]

Media (Benelux): Bob Pieters, Anthonissen & Associates, +32 3 286 7777, [email protected]
Media (Europe/Asia): Sven Kersten, HBI, +49 89 99 38 87 33, [email protected]
Investor Relations: Annemieke Blondeel, LBConsult, +44 208 308 7080, [email protected]
VASCO: Ariane Bosmans, +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]