Integration of Protocom’s SecureLogin® Password Management Suite with VASCO’s DIGIPASS Results in Digipass Pack for Microsoft® Windows® Networks; LAN Security Product for SME's to Fortune 1000 corporations
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., BRUSSELS, Belgium, and BRIELLE, Netherlands, September 2, 2004 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication products to the financial sector, and Protocom Development Systems, the market leader in enterprise single sign on, today announced the signing of a Global Partnership Agreement, and the launch of Digipass Pack for Microsoft® Windows® Networks that integrates Protocom’s SecureLogin® Password Management Suite with VASCO’s Digipass® family of strong user authentication products.
The agreement brings together the demonstrated expertise of Protocom in the global network security sector and VASCO’s international experience in strong user authentication. The joint solution brings best-of-breed authentication to secure the networks for all types of companies, from SME's with 100 users to Fortune 1000 corporations. The Digipass Pack for Microsoft Windows Networks is immediately available.
Protocom SecureLogin® Advanced Authentication is a comprehensive network authentication solution that uses secure applications and resources in place of conventional passwords. SecureLogin Advanced Authentication combined with VASCO’s DIGIPASS® family of tokens provides strong and secure user authentication with minimal effort. VASCO’s Digipass family consists of cost effective, flexible and easy to use strong user authentication tokens. VASCO is the world’s leading vendor of strong user authentication tokens to the financial world.
According to Protocom Vice President EMEA, Dr. Harold Robles, “The proven track of Protocom in the delivery of innovative, efficient and effective security solutions coupled with VASCO’s extensive experience in strong authentication, will ensure the delivery of a unique network security solution”.
”Teaming up with Protocom will allow companies worldwide to use strong authentication tokens not only for remote access but also for the internal network applications, “said Jan Valcke, VASCO President and COO. “As a market-leading vendor of strong authentication products, VASCO is glad to partner with Protocom, the market leader in password management. VASCO has a strong offering for the Radius and Web market with its VACMAN Middleware product. The joint offering with Protocom makes VASCO’s strong user authentication products available for LAN environments.”
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 11 million Digipass products sold and ordered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with 300 international financial institutions and approximately 1,400 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 70 countries.
About Protocom Development Systems: Protocom Development Systems is a leading developer and provider of innovative network security solutions for medium to large organizations, enterprises and governments worldwide. Protocom specializes in comprehensive password management with a unique, holistic approach. The Protocom Password Management Suite of products enhances security, lowers administration costs and improves employee productivity. Protocom SecureLogin® Single Sign-On, recommended by SC Magazine, is a key component of the Password Management Suite. Founded in 1989 Protocom Development Systems has offices in North America, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Europe and Australia.
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