NW_20080128_VASCO’s Chairman & CEO Ken Hunt to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell on January 30, 2008

January 28, 2008

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland - January 28, 2008 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, today announced that its Founder, Chairman & CEO T. Kendall Hunt will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell on January 30 at 4 pm EST. The same day, VASCO hosts its Annual Investor and Media Conference in New York from 11 am to 2 pm.

“We are honored to be invited by NASDAQ to ring the Closing Bell,” said Ken Hunt, VASCO’s Chairman & CEO. “We see it as a token of appreciation for the good work that VASCO has delivered during the last five years, building the company from a struggling niche player to a global market leader in strong authentication.”

About VASCO: VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as a global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of close to 6,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 950 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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Reference is made to the Company's public filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding the Company and its operations.

For more information contact:
VASCO: Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]