NW_20050125_en_VASCO and DataDesign AG To Jointly Tackle German E-Banking Market

January 25, 2005

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 25, 2005 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), (www.vasco.com), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication products to the financial sector, today announced that it has signed a partnership with German e-banking solution provider DataDesign (Xetra: DTD2), (www.DataDesignAG.com). Together, the companies will offer secure, easy to use and phishing-free e-banking to the German market.

Under the terms of the agreement, VASCO’s Digipass and VACMAN Controller products have been integrated into DataDesign’s e-banking platform. This offers important benefits to banks wanting to install a secure, phishing free e-banking system. These benefits include the ease & speed of integration of the system and VASCO’s vast experience with the successful roll-out of Digipass by financial institutions. VASCO has over 300 international banks in its customer base.

“We are glad to partner with DataDesign, a leading e-banking solution provider in Germany,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “The German banking market is of strategic importance for VASCO. We are convinced that, together with DataDesign, we will be able to offer a secure and easy to use e-banking solution to the German bank account holders.”

“VASCO is the nr 1 vendor of strong authentication tokens to the financial world,” said Joachim Wollny, DataDesign’s CEO. “The combination of DataDesign’s profound knowledge of the German market and VASCO’s worldwide experience will result in a state-of-art e-banking solution.”

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 12,5 million Digipass products sold and ordered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with over 300 international financial institutions and approximately 1,400 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 80 countries.
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