NW_20050307_en_CEBIT 2005_ VASCO Launches Digipass Plug-In for Microsoft Internet Authentication Server (IAS)

March 7, 2005

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium – March 7, 2005 – 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 Digipass Plug-In for Microsoft Internet Authentication Server (IAS). With Digipass Plug-In for IAS, existing and new IAS customers can swiftly upgrade the access to their internal network from a simple static password to the secure Digipass strong user authentication.

Digipass Plug-In for IAS is a true “plug and play” add-on and does not require an additional authentication server. The Digipass secrets are stored in the Active Directory connected with IAS. With a simple mouse click, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) can add Digipass Strong User Authentication to their existing IAS infrastructure and, as such, offer secure remote access to the corporate network to its employees.

“With Digipass Plug-In for IAS, VASCO reinforces its product offerings for the Corporate Network Access market,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “We believe that this product will prove to be a cost effective and easy to install tool for security conscious SME’s all over the world.”

Digipass Plug-In for IAS will be marketed via VASCO’s worldwide network of distributors and resellers. The product will be globally available during Q2 2005.

CeBIT 2005, the worldwide Information Technology fair, March 10-16, Hanover – Germany.
VASCO’s booth: Hall 17 (booth # D56)

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 13,5 million Digipass products sold and ordered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with over 350 international financial institutions and approximately 1,400 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 80 countries.

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