VASCO Unveils New Security Modules for Application Developers and ISVs

November 4, 2014

DIGIPASS for Apps and DIGIPASS for Mobile Bring Risk Scoring and Secure Application-to-Application Communications to Safeguard Mobile Applications and Transactions from the Latest Attacks

PARIS, France, and LAS VEGAS, NV, November 4, 2014 - VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management, announced today the release of the latest version of DIGIPASS for Apps and DIGIPASS for Mobile application security suite. The enhanced solutions incorporate features that allow application developers to protect their applications while creating a frictionless user experience.

New features of DIGIPASS for Apps and DIGIPASS for Mobile version 4.4 include:

  • Client-Side Risk Scoring and Contextual Signing: Risk scoring driven by user, platform and context elements are now embedded into the One Time Password (OTP) authentication request for enhanced security and improved server-side analytics.

  • Secure App-to-App Communications: An encrypted secure channel for user and transaction authentication and validation adds an additional layer of protection to the secure delegation of OTP, signatures and scoring.

  • Enhanced Application Security: State-of-the-art obfuscation, white box cryptography and coding, as well as enhancements to jailbreak and root detection capabilities help organizations increase security across all core components of an application.

“Application developers face increasing challenges with security and complexity, especially when it comes to the mobile ecosystem,” said Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “The innovations in our application security platform provide developers with all the necessary building blocks to strengthen application security, deliver unprecedented convenience to users and streamline the application development and lifecycle management processes.”

DIGIPASS for Apps is an SDK library of security applications for developers and includes modules for two-factor authentication with OTP, challenge response, and signature. Additional security features include QR Code support, key management, secure storage, device fingerprinting and device binding, jailbreak and root detection and geolocation. DIGIPASS for Mobile is a stand-alone mobile application with three provisioning modes and offer all of the features of DIGIPASS for Apps.

VASCO is demonstrating DIGIPASS for Apps and DIGIPASS for Mobile along with other mobile banking solutions at Cartes on November 4-6, in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, France (Hall 4, booth L047) and at Money 2020 on November 2-6 in Las Vegas, NV (booth 50). Additional information is available on the VASCO website at the DIGIPASS for Apps Web Page and via a video demonstration of DIGIPASS for Mobile with Touch ID

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 and on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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