OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products launches today DIGIPASS 810 e-ID for MYDIGIPASS.COM. This newest DIGIPASS device offers the possibility to authenticate and generate OTPs through the use of a Belgian e-ID card and the PIN code linked to the e-ID. With the launch of DIGIPASS 810 e-ID, VASCO enables consumers to safely access websites secured by MYDIGIPASS.COM with their e-ID, ensuring authentication yet by another user-friendly means.
A growing number of countries are rolling out smart chip enabled ID cards for their citizens. Although DIGIPASS 810 e-ID is developed for the Belgian e-ID card, VASCO can localize the product to other countries and other applications. DIGIPASS 810 e-ID creates many possibilities to use e-ID cards for secure and convenient online transactions worldwide.
Financial transactions, shopping, gaming and other activities are increasingly done through online applications. These applications however, are more and more targeted by fraudsters trying to gain information on users for their own financial profit. By implementing MYDIGIPASS.COM technology on their websites, corporations worldwide offer their customers the possibility to securely use their online services.
When logging on to an online application or website, the end-user clicks on the MYDIGIPASS.COM button on the website and generates an OTP by inserting his e-ID card in the DIGIPASS 810 e-ID reader and entering the e-ID's PIN code. By filling out this OTP during the authentication process, the login will no longer be susceptible for online attacks.
To simplify secure online authentication and to increase awareness of secured websites, users can consult the MYDIGIPASS.COM platform where a launch pad and market place give an overview of secured ASPs.
"With DIGIPASS 810 e-ID we offer the Belgian consumer yet another way to safely perform online transactions", says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "An e-ID card is the perfect personal authentication solution. Together with the PIN code and DIGIPASS 810 e-ID reader, it is a convenient tool to create OTPs and with this a secure manner to securely share personal information."
Illustration DIGIPASS 810 e-ID
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, 2010 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.
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