NW_19991115_en_VASCO's Intellisoft Division Joins Entrust Technologies' Partner Program

November 15, 1999

CSI 26th Annual Conference, WASHINGTON, DC – November 15, 1999 – Continuing its aggressive expansion into the e-security marketplace, the IntelliSoft division of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (OTCBB: VDSI.OB, Booth 2138) announced today that it has joined the Alliance Developer Program of Entrust Technologies (Nasdaq: ENTU, Booth 207). The IntelliSoft division is responsible for SnareWorks™, VASCO’s family of enterprise security solutions. The first member of the SnareWorks product line to be certified Entrust Ready™ is the SnareWorks Client/VPN.

"We are very excited about this partnership," announced Jonathan Chinitz, Vice President and General Manager of VASCO’s IntelliSoft division. "Entrust Technologies is the leading enterprise PKI in the market. SnareWorks is a leading PKI-enabling product. SnareWorks can deliver Entrust/PKI software’s capabilities to a large population of applications with no programming or intervention of any kind. This is another milestone in our promise to deliver the ‘Speed to Security’ that customers expect from us."

VASCO’s SnareWorks family of e-security solutions is a set of products that provide an end-to-end security framework with 100% application transparency, allowing organizations to deploy PKI, true and secure SSO, and secure web applications faster than any other solution on the market today. SnareWorks also provides companies with the ability to easily bind together and secure any existing mainframe, client/server, and web applications. SnareWorks combines the best of breed in security technologies, while requiring no application retrofitting or retooling.

Products that successfully pass the Entrust-Ready testing under the Entrust Alliance Developer Program are awarded Entrust-Ready product branding. This special designation signifies to customers that the partner’s product works with the current version of Entrust products.

"The diversity of solutions that utilize our PKI technology is growing on a daily basis. VASCO’s completion of the Entrust-Ready testing for its SnareWorks Client/VPN signifies another key business application that customers can trust for secure transactions," said Nigel Johnson, vice-president, business development and partner marketing, Entrust Technologies Inc. "We’re pleased that VASCO has joined the Entrust Alliance Developer Program."

About VASCO Data Security

VASCO Data Security, a US corporation, 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 PKI, strong user authentication, true secure Single Sign-On (SSO), Web access control, enterprise management, 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.

About Entrust Technologies

Entrust Technologies Inc. is a global leader in providing products and services that allow e-businesses to manage trusted, secure electronic transactions and communications over today’s advanced networks, including the Internet, extranets and intranets. Since 1994, Entrust Technologies has been providing award-winning solutions to global enterprises, government entities, small to mid-sized businesses and individuals. Over four million Entrust Technologies users have been licensed with digital certificates to date. Entrust Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Plano, Texas with offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Japan. For additional company information please visit http://www.entrust.com. For more information on how to become Entrust-Ready, please go to http://www.entrust.com/partners/eadp/get_ready.htm.

Forward Looking Statements

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," or "expects" 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.

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]