NW_20050922_en_VASCO Strengthens Indirect Sales Network in the Middle East by Signing Leading Distributor, Online Distribution
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and BRUSSELS, Belgium –September 22, 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 reinforced its indirect sales network in the Middle East by partnering with leading distributor, Online Distribution Ltd (http://www.online-dubai.com).
Online Distribution will sell Digipass Pack to its network of resellers in the Middle East. Digipass Pack is a bundling of VASCO’s Digipass and VACMAN Middleware, designed to be easily combined with the world’s leading security products of VASCO’s Solution Partners. Digipass Pack is only sold indirectly, via distributors and resellers/integrators. Online Distribution distributes the products of VASCO’s solution partners 3Com and SafeNet.
“We see Authentication being adopted increasingly as a security technology to guard against the numerous threats plaguing Networks today. The partnership with VASCO reflects our commitment to bring best of breed technologies to the Regional Channel. VASCO is the No. 1 provider of strong user authentication products to the financial industry and we shall strive to make a mark in the Corporate Network access market with Digipass,” stated Keith Rich, Managing Director , OnLine Distribution
“We welcome Online Distribution as our partner for the Middle East Corporate Network Access market,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “We are convinced that the joint forces of both companies will create a more secure Corporate Network Access environment in the region.”
To become a VASCO distributor, companies must meet a number of criteria. First, a distributor must have one or more products of VASCO’s solution partners (Citrix, Novell, Watchguard, SafeNet etc.) in its portfolio. Secondly, VASCO distributors need to have thorough knowledge of the local market and of VASCO’s products by having their staff trained and certified by VASCO. Thirdly, they need to share with VASCO the business spirit and focus on quality.
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 17 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with over 390 international financial institutions and approximately 1,700 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 90 countries.
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For more information contact:
Jochem Binst, +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]
Jitendra Kapoor +971 50 4559106 [email protected] URL : http://www.online-dubai.com