NW_20030701_en_VASCO Launches Digipass GO3
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 1, 2003 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI (http://www.vasco.com)), a global provider of strong user authentication security products that enable e-business and e-commerce, today announced that it has launched Digipass GO3, its cost effective one button token for large volume use in the retail-banking sector. Download pictures on Digipass GO3 at ( http://www.vasco.com/about/press ).
Digipass GO3 is a lightweight, low cost strong user authentication token, especially designed for the large volume retail banking market. GO3 is extremely easy to use. With a simple touch of a button, the end user generates a unique one-time password. Digipass GO3 is VASCO’s answer to banks that want to give their retail customers a simple though secure means to use Internet banking applications. GO3 is the secure, cost effective and user-friendly alternative for systems such as TAN-lists (printed lists of transaction numbers). Banks don’t need to invest time and money in sending TAN lists to customers. In addition, banks using GO3 eliminate the security risk of their customers entering a static PIN code on the Internet to get access to the bank’s system.
Important features of Digipass GO3:
·Small and lightweight;
·Extremely easy to use;
·Compatible with the 15 other members of the Digipass family in the same application;
·Cost effective and reliable investment with an expected lifespan of over 5 years.
“Digipass GO3 complements our Digipass family,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “VASCO has developed Digipass models for several markets and numerous applications. Digipass GO3 is our answer to the retail-banking market, a market that desperately needs flexible and easy to use strong authentication products, at a reasonable price. It is our firm belief that Digipass GO3 is THE cost effective alternative for insecure TAN-lists and online use of static password systems.”
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 security products, small “calculator” hardware devices carried by an end user, or in a software format on mobile phones, other portable devices, and PCs. For user access control, VASCO’s VACMAN products guarantee that only designated Digipass users get access to the application. VASCO’s target markets are the applications and their several hundred million users that utilize fixed passwords as security. VASCO’s time-based system generates a “one-time” password that changes with every use, and is virtually impossible to hack, or break. With 10 million Digipass products sold and ordered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with 200 international financial institutions, approximately 1000 blue-chip corporations, and governments representing more than 50 countries.
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