NW_20041021_en_VASCO Launches VACMAN Middleware 2.3

October 21, 2004

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium – October 21, 2004 – VASCO Data Security (Nasdaq: VDSI: www.vasco.com), a global provider of enterprise-wide security products that support e-business and e-commerce, today announced that it has launched VACMAN Middleware 2.3, the latest version of its server product for the Corporate Network Access (remote access) market.

VACMAN Middleware 2.3 boasts an important number of new features, including:
• Virtual Digipass Functionality: A one-time password is generated by VACMAN Middleware at login-time and sent to the end-user’s mobile phone via SMS (text) message. Virtual Digipass can be used as a primary authentication method or as a back-up system. The latter means that users having forgotten/lost their hardware Digipass, can still receive one-time passwords via SMS. The administrator can decide the period of time and the number of authentications granted to every person using Virtual Digipass as a back-up system.
• New MMC based Administration Interface: VACMAN Middleware and Digipass administration tools have been embedded in a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) based interface. This features makes the life of the administrator a lot easier, because the standard MMC features (customisable columns, export to file, etc) and the full Digipass administration, PIN and Digipass reset functionalities, are in the same interface. In addition, the interface offers the ability to connect to multiple servers simultaneously.

VACMAN Middleware is the backbone of Digipass Pack, VASCO’s off the shelf product aimed at the Corporate Network Access (C.N.A.) market. Digipass Pack consists of a VACMAN Middleware software license, a number of Digipass strong authentication tokens and a maintenance contract. Digipass Pack is especially designed for SME’s wanting an easy to install strong authentication plug-in for infrastructures and solutions by VASCO’s solution partners, such as Citrix, MS Outlook Web Access, Netscreen, Watchguard, etc.

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 12 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication more than 300 international financial institutions and over 1,400 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 80 countries.
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Jochem Binst
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