NW_20080520_en_Digipass for SonicWALL SSL VPN Secures EMEA Corporations
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – May 20, 2008 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), the leading software security company specializing in authentication products, and SonicWALL, Inc., (NASDAQ: SNWL) (www.sonicwall.com) a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced the availability of Digipass for SonicWALL SSL VPN.
Digipass for SonicWALL SSL VPN is an ideal solution for companies that want to offer their mobile workers and road warriors flexible and secure Internet communication with the corporate network. The bundled e-security solution - SonicWALL’s award-winning SSL VPN appliances (including SonicWALL Aventail E-Class and SMB Series) and VASCO’s market leading VACMAN/Digipass strong authentication solutions - offers secure remote access to a company’s network from any place and at any time.
SonicWALL SSL VPN solutions deliver a secure, easy unified experience for the end-user and a common management platform for IT. The combination of SonicWALL’s SSL VPN with VASCO’s VACMAN and Digipass strong authentication provides simple and secure clientless remote access and support solutions with two-factor authentication and granular access control.
Digipass for SonicWALL SSL VPN will be brought to the market by Azlan, the Value business unit of Tech Data Corporation (www.azlan.com), a leading IT distributor in Europe. Azlan has a pan-European network of over 8,500 resellers, which means that the bundled solution will be widely available in EMEA. The joint solution was made available May 1st, 2008.
“The Digipass for SonicWALL SSL VPN product bundle is a logical step in the longstanding and fruitful business relationship between both companies,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President & COO. “We are convinced that the combination of SonicWALL’s excellence in the SSL VPN area and VASCO’s leadership in strong authentication will prove to be a great asset for both companies in the SMB and Enterprise Security market. The fact that the solution will be marketed by leading IT distributor Azlan enables us to make the solution available across the entire EMEA-region.”
“We are very excited to partner with VASCO and Azlan to offer to our joint partners and clients a simplified, secure and cost effective secure remote access solution”, says Keith Bird, VP EMEA SonicWALL. “By combining the best of breed SSL VPN technology with Digipass, the leading strong authentication solution, both companies are in an excellent position to help organisations deliver secure anywhere access from any Internet-enabled device on any network without the cost burdens of traditional remote access.”
“Security is today one of the most important issues for all organizations,” Markus Bauer, Group Manager at Azlan Europe continues. “Good security is a must and all businesses must take adequate steps to address these issues. Many companies face increasing needs to open up their IT infrastructure not only to mobile and remote workers, but also to contractors, partners and customers. Resellers need to know that they can trust the solutions that they recommend to their customers entirely. With SonicWALL’s and VASCO’s products and expertise they have that reassurance and are able to meet the authentication needs of both enterprise and SME customers.”
Azlan, Tech Data Corporation’s Enterprise business unit in Europe, is one of the region’s leading value-added distributor of networking, communications and midrange solutions. In addition to enabling fast, cost-effective pan-European distribution of products & solutions for major manufacturers and publishers including Cisco Systems, HP and IBM, Azlan provides a variety of other value creating services including marketing & sales support, extensive vendor training and certification programs. Azlan continues to build on its history of excellence over the past two decades, now as part of Tech Data, which acquired Azlan in March 2003. Tech Data Corporation generated $19.8 billion in sales for its most recent fiscal year ended January 31, 2005. Founded in 1974, Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 customers in over 100 countries.
About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL’s award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.
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 close to 7,100 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1000 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
Forward Looking Statements Sonicwall:
Certain statements in this press release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform of 1995. The forward looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the benefits associated with the Digipass for SonicWALL SSL VPN, the availability of the solution in the EMEA market and our ability to meet the authentication needs of enterprise and SME customers. These forward looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements. In addition, please see the “Risk Factors” described in SonicWALL’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, for a more detailed description of the risks facing SonicWALL’s business. All forward looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and SonicWALL assumes no obligation to update any such forward looking statements.
SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements VASCO:
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” and similar words, is forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.
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 2 609 97 00, [email protected]