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KBC Bank (Belgium) Offers Secure Retail E-banking and E-commerce with Digipass 810

Top-Three Belgian Bank Trusts on Combination Debit Smart Card & Digipass

810; KBC's Online Retail Customer Bases in 2007 to be Protected with

Digipass; KBC's subsidiaries CBC Banque & Centea to follow



OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 9

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/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (
 http://www.vasco.com ) (Nasdaq:   VDSI), the global number one vendor of
 strong user authentication and e-signature products, today announced that
 leading Belgian KBC Bank ( http://www.kbc.be ) will gradually distribute
 VASCO's Digipass 810 Unconnected Smart Card Reader to its 500,000 online
 users throughout 2007. KBC e-customers will use Digipass 810 in conjunction
 with the KBC debit smart card for e-banking as well as e-commerce.
     KBC Bank is part of KBC Group, which is one of the leading financial
 groups in Europe. A multi-channel bancassurance group with a geographic
 focus on Europe, it caters mainly for retail and private banking customers
 and small and medium-sized enterprises. Besides focusing on providing
 retail and private bancassurance services, it is also active in asset
 management, the provision of corporate services and market activities.
     KBC occupies significant, even leading positions in its two home
 markets of Belgium and Central Europe and has an extensive private banking
 network operating under the European Private Bankers concept. It has also
 selectively established a presence in a number of other countries and
 regions around the world.
     KBC Group is listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol 'KBC') and the
 Luxembourg Stock Exchange. With a market capitalisation of around 32
 billion euros, KBC is one of the top Belgian companies and one of the
 leading financial groups in Europe, employing 50 000 staff and catering for
 12 million customers.
     Digipass 810, or KBC Card Reader as the product is named by KBC, is a
 modern and trustworthy unconnected Personal Card Reader product platform
 designed to be used for non-face-to-face strong authentication in Internet
 banking. Digipass 810's unique selling points are its extreme reliability
 and its user friendliness. Learn more about Digipass 810 at
 http://www.vasco.com/products/product.html?product=59 .
     "We choose VASCO because of the impressive strong authentication
 package they offered," said Kristof Browaeys, E-channel Manager at KBC
 Bank. "Digipass 810 has some important advantages: it brings our clients a
 high level of security, without any software installation at the end user's
 side. To bank or shop online our clients now only need an Internet
 Connection, their debit card and a KBC Card Reader. Because the security
 technique is linked to the debit card, our clients don't have to remember
 any passwords either, just their PIN code. The fact that Digipass 810 is a
 universal reader makes the mass deployment of the card reader a lot easier
 for KBC."
     "It is our pleasure to welcome a leading Belgian bank as KBC as our
 customer," said Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "The application
 possibilities of debit cards are growing, so we applaud KBC's visionary
 approach to online banking as well as e-commerce. With the extra security
 layer of Digipass 810, KBC clients can bank and shop online without
 worrying."
     About VASCO: VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented
 user authentication products for the financial world, remote access,
 e-business and e-commerce. VASCO's user authentication software is
 delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With
 over 28 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established
 itself as a world- leader for strong User Authentication with over 550
 international financial institutions and approximately 3,300 blue-chip
 corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.
     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:
 
     VASCO: Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, jbinst@vasco.com
     KBC: Viviane Huybrecht, Head of Group Communication and Press Office/
 Spokesperson, +32 2 429 85 45, viviane.huybrecht@kbc.be or
 pressofficekbc@kbc.be
 
 

SOURCE VASCO Data Security International, Inc.

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