NW_20060223_en_RaboPlus (New Zealand) offers secure retail e-banking with VASCO’s Digipass 250

February 23, 2006

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—February 23, 2006 -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (www.vasco.com) (Nasdaq: VDSI), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication and e-signature products, today announced that RaboPlus (www.raboplus.co.nz ), the recently launched New-Zealand based online banking service, will use VASCO’s Digipass 250 to enable secure online banking.

Digipass 250 is a small and lightweight strong authentication product, offering all the benefits of VASCO’s Digipass product range. It offers remote access, one-time passwords and e-signatures at the lowest cost. Digipass 250 is PIN-protected, which adds an extra level of security to the device. The ease of use of the product has been proven in numerous applications, including Rabobank’s Irish and Belgian online banking initiatives.
Learn more about Digipass 250 at http://www.vasco.com/digipass_250

“Almost fifteen years ago, I personally signed the first contract between Rabobank and VASCO for the deployment of Digipass,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “It is with a lot of pleasure and satisfaction that we see that our loyal Dutch customer has become a successful world player, with offices from The Netherlands to New Zealand. This remarkable accomplishment rewards the pioneering and trend setting spirit that always was one of Rabobank’s great qualities.”

About VASCO: VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented user authentication products for the financial world, remote access, e-business and e-commerce. VASCO’s user authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With over 20 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong User Authentication with over 440 international financial institutions and approximately 2,100 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.

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For more information contact:
VASCO: Jochem Binst, +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]
Rabobank: Ernst Moeksis, +31 30 216 43 04, [email protected]