NW_20060613_en_F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium to Use VASCO’s Digipass 300 for Private Banking
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 13, 2006 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication products to the financial sector, today announced that F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium, (http://www.vanlanschot.be), will use VASCO’s Digipass 300 to add strong user authentication to the bank’s Internet banking applications.
F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium is the Belgian subsidiary of F. van Lanschot Bankiers, one of the oldest banks in Europe. Founded in 1737, it is quoted on the stock exchange (Euronext Amsterdam: LANS). Today, F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium’s client base consists of private individuals and institutional investors. From now on, all customers will be Digipass protected while using the Bank’s Web Banking system “Van Lanschot Online”. F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium will use both the one-time password and the e-signature functionalities of Digipass. One-time passwords will be used for login and access to the user’s bank account. E-signatures will secure transactions and money transfers.
Digipass 300 is an easy to use Pin protected device offering One-Time Password and e-signature functionalities. Digipass 300 is a highly appreciated strong authentication product in the banking sector, providing financial institutions and companies with a secure means of customer or employee identification and authentication for remote access to their computer systems and networks. Digipass 300 is ideally suited for large public banking applications such as telebanking, home banking, PC banking, phone banking and Internet banking where authentication and e-signatures are key requirements. High resolution pictures of Digipass 300 can be downloaded at http://www.vasco.com/digipass-300.
“We opted for VASCO’s Digipass 300 for the high quality of the solutions proposed by VASCO. But also for VASCO’s renown and vast experience in the Banking Sector,” said Mr. Laureyssens of F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium. “Security, ease of use and high quality customer service are of the utmost importance for F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium. Together with VASCO, we’ll offer our customers a fully secure and extremely convenient online banking application.”
“We welcome F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium as a customer,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “In today’s online banking environment, strong authentication is needed to protect the end user’s assets. We are convinced that the addition of Digipass will make F. van Lanschot Bankiers Belgium online’s application even more successful.”
About VASCO: VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented “Identity Authentication” products for e-business and e-commerce. VASCO’s Identity Authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. For user access control, VASCO’s VACMAN products guarantee that only designated Digipass users get access to the application. With over 25 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with over 470 international financial institutions and approximately 2,600 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.
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