NW_20080826_en_WhiteGold to distribute VASCO in Australia

August 26, 2008

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland - August 26, 2008 - VASCO Data Security International Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, today announced the appointment of WhiteGold Solutions as the Australian distributor of VASCO’s DIGIPASS/VACMAN authentication solutions for the enterprise security market.

VASCO Data Security has been present in Australia since 2001 and has a large portfolio of customers across the country.
VASCO Australia financial institution clients include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Bendigo Bank, Bank of Queensland, HSBC Bank Australia Ltd and Rabobank. Several large building societies and credit unions such as Heritage Building Society and Teachers Credit Union are also securing their customers’ transactions with DIGIPASS.
In the Enterprise sector, Centrelink, Australian Customs, Panasonic and Mazda are among many Australian enterprise clients that have implemented DIGIPASS to secure their business applications.

‘We are delighted to partner with WhiteGold so all Australian businesses can benefit from the same advanced DIGIPASS strong authentication technology as used by the vast majority of Australian banks and financial institutions to secure their online banking applications,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO.

‘With such a security-savvy partner as WhiteGold we are confident “DIGIPASS” and “enterprise authentication” will soon become synonymous.’
WhiteGold is an Australian IT distributor specialising in security solutions for the SME, education, government, corporate and enterprise markets.

‘We are extremely happy to represent VASCO and partner with the world leader in strong user authentication,’ said Jonathan Odria, sales director at WhiteGold Solutions.
‘VASCO’s vision and commitment to authentication and internet security is impressive. The same VASCO business model, flexibility and capability to deliver that has made it number one globally combined with our local enterprise knowledge makes for a very strong partnership. It’s good to see a company that still listens to its customers – particularly when we have exactly the same mantra ourselves here at WhiteGold.’

About WhiteGold Solutions
WhiteGold Solutions is a value-add distributor (VAD) in the Australian IT channel. The company's strategy is defined as "niche-on-niche" - niche products into niche markets. This strategy gives resellers better margins, services, support and (ultimately) better value in all solutions involving the WhiteGold Product Portfolio. The company was incorporated in Australia in 2002 by seasoned IT security identities with experience across sales and marketing, technical capabilities and channel knowledge in this space. The company provides products to resellers encompassing the SME, Education, Government, Corporate and Enterprise sectors - with key niche verticals within each. Key Vendors represented are AirTight Networks, Allied Telesis, ArcSight, Array Networks, Barracuda Networks, Fortinet, eEye Digital Security, Isilon Systems, Kaspersky Lab, Marshal, Swivel Secure, VASCO Data Security, WatchGuard and more. For further information, please visit: http://www.whitegold.com.au

About VASCO:

VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specialising 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 7,600 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1150 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government. More information at www.vasco.com

Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” and similar words, is forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.

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:
Jochem Binst, +32 2609 97 00, [email protected]

An extensive VASCO training program and marketing support is currently being provided to existing WhiteGold resellers. Other resellers interested in providing VASCO’s flexible, bank-grade DIGIPASS security to their customers are encouraged to contact WhiteGold on 1300 137 993 or using [email protected].