NW_20081016_en_FVC is first authorized training center and certified partner for VASCO in the Middle East

October 16, 2008

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Switzerland, October 16, 2008 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced that FVC has become VASCO’s first authorized training center and certified partner for VACMAN Middleware and Identikey in the Middle East.

FVC is a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) with offices in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. FVC distributes VASCO’s DIGIPASS technology, VACMAN authentication software, aXs GUARD and Identikey through its channel network enhancing the availability of VASCO’s authentication solutions across the Middle East, Northern Africa and Pakistan.
As a certified partner, VASCO offers FVC the leverage to enhance its core offerings and strengthen their relationships with valued customers. The partnership allows VASCO to bring added value to their end-users through FVC’s market knowledge, expertise and ability to customize solutions and services.

“VASCO offers flexible, effective and affordable solutions bringing strong authentication within reach for enterprises and SME’s alike”, says K.S. Parag, Managing Director of FVC. “This partnership with VASCO reflects our commitment to bring the best of breed technologies to the regional market. As FVC has set up a strong security channel in the business region, I am convinced that this collaboration will maximize our joint opportunities.”

“We believe that this partnership will not only be beneficial for all parties involved, but will bring an added value to both our customers and prospects” says Jan Valcke, President and COO. “With FVC as a Value Added Distributor, we can provide first class support in the region’s native language and guarantee a continuity of service to our end-users.”

VASCO and FVC will jointly participate at Gitex Technology Week, an annual information technology exhibition, held at Dubai from October 19 until October 23. This exhibition presents itself as the region’s largest IT procurement platform. VASCO will be present at booth Z-L11 and at FVC’s booth Z-L1 in the Zabeel Hall.

About FVC
Founded in 2000, FVC is one of the leading Value Added Distributors (VAD) across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with dedicated offices in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco, working through its growing network of more than 100 channel partners in over 17 countries across the region.

With new technologies and solutions driving the pace of change of businesses in the region, FVC has built a successful business by drawing on the best of global partners and market leading solutions from emerging technologies provides both FVC’s partners and their customers with the fill confidence to invest in integrated next-generation IT and networking solutions from rich media communications to security to bandwidth management that will benefit their businesses.
For more information on FVC, visit www.fvc.com

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 global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of more than 7,600 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,150 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:
Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]