NW_20081127_en_VASCO expands global training capacity with the launch of SEAL e-Learning Academy

November 27, 2008

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Switzerland, 27th October, 2008 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, announces the launch of SEAL e-learning Academy. With the launch of SEAL VASCO significantly expands its global training capacity and the worldwide knowledge on security threats. VASCO’s Security Experts Academy & eLearning (SEAL) keeps security experts up-to-date on the latest trends in IT security, related technologies and VASCO solutions more specifically. The SEAL platform is open to VASCO partners, Vasco Authorized Training Centers, the worldwide VASCO employees and individuals interested in a career in IT security.

SEAL also comprises classroom trainings however the focus remains on e-learning. E-learning facilitates the swift worldwide spread of security knowledge and expertise. VASCO has customers and partners in over 100 countries and its workforce is also spread around the globe. The e-Learning platform allows VASCO to reach out more efficiently to customers, partners and salespeople to provide them with better insights into security issues, security technologies and new VASCO products.

For the trainee, the e-learning platform offered by SEAL allows them to study any time and any place at their own pace. The training modules are easily accessible. If the trainee has an hour to spare, he can access the training module and navigate through the training content. The navigation allows him to start and stop the training at his best convenience, or even repeat certain chapters before starting a new topic.

VASCO SEAL training can lead to VASCO certification. With this certification security specialists can become VASCO Certified Engineers, providing them with access to the VASCO SEAL Community. This online community allows the VASCO Certified engineers to exchange information with peers, stay up-to-date on the latest security trends and further develop their knowledge and skills.

Today, already more than 120 hours training content is available. The current training modules already available are:

• VASCO product overview
• VASCO product details
• Security overview training
• Web security in depth training
• PKI in depth training
• Security in depth training
• Content security
• E-banking fraud schemes

The offer will continuously be updated and expanded. Over time extra features and interactivity will be added. The SEAL platform will also offer training from VASCO partners and other technology vendors through a yearly subscription.

“With a worldwide presence and customers in over 100 countries, e-learning offers the only solution for companies like ours to spread expertise and security knowledge simultaneously on a global scale. Hackers are resourceful and continuously come up with new ways of attacking innocent computer users. As a security company it is our duty to keep up with new trends in fraudulent attacks and swiftly spread our knowledge to counter these attacks. SEAL is our answer in spreading the word.”, says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security.

For more information and visuals, visit: http://www.vasco.com/SEAL


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 approximately 8,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,200 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]

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Brigitte Lagrou, +32 2 609 97 44, [email protected]