NW_20060321_en_ANZ National Bank Selects Digipass 260 Strong Authentication for Corporate Banking

March 21, 2006

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 21, 2006 - 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 New Zealand’s ANZ National Bank has started deploying Digipass 260 strong authentication for its Corporate electronic banking customers.

Utilising VASCO’s VACMAN Controller as the authentication backbone, ANZ National Bank is distributing Digipass 260 strong user authentication to replace an older authentication solution. The bank selected VASCO for its ease of integration into a multi-channel environment and for its superior security provided through electronic signature and host authentication applications.

Digipass 260 is a very portable, PIN protected device offering One-Time Password and e-signature functionalities.

High-resolution pictures of VASCO’s Digipass product range can be downloaded at www.vasco.com/products.

“It is our pleasure to work together with ANZ National Bank,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “We are looking forward to jointly make e-banking safer in New Zealand. We would especially like to thank VASCO’s New Zealand partner RADN for their support and dedication.”

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 2,300 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.

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Jochem Binst, +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]