NW_20070314_en_CeBIT 2007_ VASCO Launches aXs GUARD Authentication Appliance

March 14, 2007

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium – March 14, 2007 – VASCO Data Security International Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), the leading software security company, specializing in authentication products, today announced that it will launch its aXs GUARD Authentication Appliance at CeBIT 2007, the world's largest trade fair for digital IT and telecommunications solutions (March 15-21, Hanover Germany). The recently acquired aXs GUARD product range will be positioned as a complete product family in VASCO’s Full Option, All-Terrain product strategy.

Strategically positioned between a company’s Local Area Network (LAN) and the Internet, aXs GUARD is harnessed by VASCO’s renowned VACMAN technology to provide best-of-breed and comprehensive secure Internet communication. By adding over 20 security services around VACMAN/Digipass strong authentication, aXs GUARD creates a clean and secure corporate e-working space for companies, regardless their size and occupation. The product shares important assets such as easy set up, ease of use and low Total Cost of ownership with VASCO’s other leading product lines.
aXs GUARD functionalities include:


  • VACMAN/Digipass strong authentication and e-signature;

  • Virus Protection;

  • Intrusion Prevention;

  • Filter Controls;

  • Website Protection;

  • Firewall;

  • Etc.


VASCO will invest strongly in aXs GUARD and its worldwide success.
As a first step, aXs GUARD is positioned as one of VASCO’s five product lines:

  • VACMAN: VASCO’s core authentication platform;

  • Identikey: Full authentication server;

  • aXs GUARD: authentication appliance;

  • Digipass: client e-signature software;

  • DigipassPlus: authentication services, combining all of VASCO’s products and solutions in an outsourced service offering.


aXs GUARD is available in nine different models, servicing both SME’s and large corporations. Thanks to its high scalability, aXs GUARD grows with the company and its needs. Upgrades to larger aXs GUARD models are extremely easy.

“With the launch of aXs GUARD as VASCO’s authentication appliance product line, we successfully conclude the integration of the recently acquired Able N.V. into VASCO’s structure,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “We expect that aXs GUARD will be a global success and instrumental for the market dominance of VASCO as the Full Option, All-Terrain Authentication Company.”



VASCO is the number one supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services.
VASCO has established itself as the world’s leading software company specialized in Internet Security, with a customer base of over 4,250 companies in more than 100 countries, including close to 650 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government."

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For more information contact:
Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 40, [email protected]