November 7, 2008
DigiNotar Wins VASCO’s Solution Partner Award 2008
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (http://www.vasco.com/), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announces that DigiNotar wins VASCO's Solution Partner Award 2008. The award recognizes DigiNotar's success in aligning its solutions with VASCO's authentication software protecting customers' critical data and transactions. The award will be presented at Infosecurity Netherlands on November 12.
DigiNotar, a Dutch Internet Trust Services Provider receives the award for its efforts in developing a national authentication platform, EazyID, together with renowned Dutch companies. The concept allows consumers to make purchases and sign documents online with different service providers using only one access Key: EazyID.Consumers are hence no longer confronted with a multitude of username and password combinations when previously registering themselves with each service provider separately. EazyID offers numerous possibilities and can be used for all sorts of services ranging from online shops to insurances, telecommunications, recruitment agencies etc. The platform uses VASCO's patented Digipass technology providing strong dynamic passwords without using PKI technology. End-users do not need to install certificates or additional software on their PCs in order to sign online documents, turning EazyID into a true mobile solution that can be used from any PC with Internet access.
"We award DigiNotar for its visionary approach and ambition in developing a national authentication platform for consumers," says Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "Nowadays, the Internet plays an ever important role in the communication between consumers and companies. Security and confidentiality are two very important factors in that process. The concept of one digital identity offers many possibilities both for end-users and enterprises. With EazyID companies are able to authenticate their visitors and know who they're doing business with giving them the opportunity to offer specific personal content to their consumers. Consumers can use several electronic services of different service providers with just one access key, rendering elaborate registration procedures superfluous."
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 8,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,200 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]
CONTACT: Jochem Binst of VASCO, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]
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