NW_20051109_en_Dutch Online Service Provider DigiNotar Uses VASCO’s Digipass GO3 to Secure Online Authentication Services

November 9, 2005

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium – November 09, 2005 -
VASCO Data Security (NASDAQ: VDSI: www.vasco.com), a global provider of enterprise-wide security products that support e-business and e-commerce, today announced that Dutch Online Service Provider DigiNotar (www.diginotar.nl) will use VASCO’s Digipass GO3 to offer its customers a secure online environment.

DigiNotar offers trusted services over the Internet. Its customers will use Digipass to have secure access to confidential documents (contracts, deeds,…) drawn up by DigiNotar.

Digipass GO3 is a very portable device offering secure authentication functionalities.
DigiNotar will host the Digipass GO3 and VACMAN Controller together with DigiNotar’s PASS authentication service.
High-resolution pictures of VASCO’s Digipass product range can be downloaded at www.vasco.com/products .

”Digipass two-factor authentication is a valuable completion of our service offering,” said Th. H. G. M. Batenburg, Director of DigiNotar. “One of our first customers deploying Digipass is a large accountancy firm, who will start using this new way of authentication within their Extranet. The customer of the accountant will login via our PASS authentication platform using a GO3 Digipass. After a successful login, the customer will be redirected to the portal of the accountancy firm to exchange documents in a safe manner.”

“We want to thank DigiNotar for selecting VASCO for this important application” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “For every e-commerce application, security and trust are of the utmost importance. Trend setting companies such as DigiNotar understand that strong authentication is needed not only in the banking sector, but all across the e-commerce spectrum.”

About VASCO: VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented user authentication products for the financial world, remote access, e-business and e-commerce. VASCO’s user authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With over 18 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong User Authentication with over 420 international financial institutions and approximately 2,100 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.

About DigiNotar: DigiNotar is a Trusted Third Party (TTP) that offers qualified certificates for electronic signatures, a PASS authentication platform and online archival services. A unique co-operation between the notarial profession and specialists in the information technology has taken shape in this TTP. Information technologists transfer knowledge of modern techniques in the field of security and notaries their legal skills. Together they offer a combination of expertise that is unique.

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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 contact:
VASCO: Jochem Binst, +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]
DigiNotar: Kick Willemsen, +31 251 268888, [email protected]