VASCO Launches Bluetooth-enabled DIGIPASS Authenticators to Protect Mobile Banking Transactions and Enterprise Access
DIGIPASS with Bluetooth Brings Card Reader Capabilities to Mobile Devices and Tablets for Secure Two-factor Authentication and Digital Signing
PARIS, France, and LAS VEGAS, NV, November 3, 2014 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management, today announced two new DIGIPASS® Authenticators with Bluetooth capabilities. The DIGIPASS 875 is a smart card reader solution, and the DIGIPASS GO215 is a compact, one-button device offering powerful, portable and flexible two-factor authentication and digital signing. Both devices provide enhanced security for the growing number of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
VASCO DIGIPASS 875 is suited for environments with high security and convenience requirements such as internet banking and e-commerce. It offers WYSIWYS (What You See Is What You Sign) functionality that allows the user to see the transaction amount and account number before they electronically sign a transaction. This protects against Man-in-the-Middle attacks, a common attack method used by hackers. DIGIPASS 875 supports mobile devices across multiple platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and it can be used with multiple card formats.
DIGIPASS GO215 can communicate with any Bluetooth Smart Ready mobile device. It provides a positive and frictionless user experience and enables a higher level of security for mobile banking. The DIGIPASS GO215 instantly creates a virtual secure channel between the host server and the mobile device to secure communication between these two. A single push of a button generates a One Time Password to secure access and transactions. In its connected mode, the GO215 offers electronic signing for additional transaction security.
“Bluetooth has evolved from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ capability for mobile and connected devices,” said Ryan Martin, Analyst, IoT & Wearable Technologies, 451 Research. “The prevalence of Bluetooth Smart-enabled devices presents a greenfield opportunity to develop solutions for a wide range of industries and use cases around security, authentication and transaction-based applications.”
“When combined with DIGIPASS for Apps, Bluetooth-enabled DIGIPASS solutions provide a secure element for high-value transactions,” said Bernard Joly, Product Manager, VASCO Data Security. “These innovative new security devices deliver two-factor authentication and digital signing capabilities across a broad range of platforms in both a connected and unconnected mode for maximum flexibility.”
Both products are available immediately and are being demonstrated at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014 from November 4-6 in Paris France, and at MONEY 2020 from November 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
VASCO is the world leader in providing two-factor authentication and digital signature solutions to financial institutions. More than half of the Top 100 global banks rely on VASCO solutions to enhance security, protect mobile applications, and meet regulatory requirements. VASCO also secures access to data and applications in the cloud, and provides tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications. VASCO enables more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, and protect assets across financial, enterprise, E-commerce, government and healthcare markets. Learn more about VASCO at vasco.com and on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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