VASCO enhances brand awareness among its resellers and distributors with an Expert Sales Program

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today extends its e-learning program for salespeople working for its reseller and distributor partners. VASCO's  goal is to increase their knowledge of existing VASCO security solutions and to spread awareness for similar solutions to other branches.

The new VASCO Sales Expert Program is developed for salespeople who have already successfully completed the VASCO Sales Training course. This online training service,  provided by VASCO's SEAL (Security Experts Academy & e-Learning) department, goes a step further and is particularly designed to enhance a salesperson's knowledge of VASCO's products and solutions. VASCO believes that a broader knowledge and a better brand awareness lead to a quicker implementation of similar solutions for problems of the same kind that appear in different vertical branches. A salesperson can recommend a solution that has already been proven to be effective.

The strength of this program is that it is completely based on real case studies. This gives the salespeople in training the possibility to test their knowledge and to find out the customer's specific requirements for a requested security solution. This enhanced training will also benefit the end-customer. Resellers and distributors can propose tailor-made solutions that fit their customers' business needs based on longstanding experience and real-life examples.

"VASCO keeps a close track on the latest trends in training and education. VASCO's SEAL hosts a worldwide community of security professionals and has certified more than 250 salespeople to date. Thanks to this online expert sales program that can be followed at one's own convenience, sales experts can enlarge their knowledge of implementing solutions for different applications in different vertical markets. For us, it is of the utmost importance that our salespeople are tested by real cases and everyday problems," explains Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "We are sure that this new sales training will increase our business and grade up the quality we can offer to the customer."

About VASCO
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 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

Forward-Looking Statements:
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements (1) are identified by use of terms and phrases such as "expect," "believe," "will," "anticipate," "emerging," "intend," "plan," "could," "may," "estimate," "should," "objective" and "goal," "possible," "potential," and similar words and expressions, but such words and phrases are not the exclusive means of identifying them, and (2) are subject to risks and uncertainties and represent our present expectations or beliefs concerning future events. VASCO cautions that the forward-looking statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors have been described in greater detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to, (a) risks of general market conditions, including currency fluctuations and the uncertainties in world economic and financial markets, (b) risks inherent to the computer and network security industry, including rapidly changing technology, evolving industry standards, increasing numbers of patent infringement claims, changes in customer requirements, price competitive bidding, and changing government regulations, and (c) risks specific to VASCO, including, demand for our products and services, competition from more established firms and others, pressures on price levels and our historical dependence on relatively few products, certain suppliers and certain key customers. Reference is made to VASCO's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding VASCO and its operations.

This document may contain trademarks of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including VASCO, the VASCO "V" design, DIGIPASS, VACMAN, aXsGUARD and IDENTIKEY.

For more information contact: Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, jbinst@vasco.com

SOURCE VASCO Data Security International, Inc.



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