VASCO Launches DIGIPASS 870 With "What You See Is What You Sign" Functionality

Tue Mar 5, 2013 3:00am EST

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USB connectable card reader for transaction signing and PKI applications
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and  ZURICH,  March 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data
Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (, a leading software
security company specializing in authentication products, launches DIGIPASS 870
at CeBit 2013 in  Hannover, Germany. DIGIPASS 870 is a USB connectable card
reader which can be used in both connected and unconnected mode.  

In connected mode DIGIPASS 870 can be used for a number of PKI-based, e-banking
or e-wallet applications making use of the 'what you see is what you sign'
functionality.  Important transaction data such as amount, account and reference
number will be displayed on the device and must be confirmed by the user by
entering a PIN code and approving the transaction. This WYSIWYS functionality
enables users to actually see which transaction they are signing. The
e-signature functionality provides excellent protection against so called
man-in-the-middle, man-in-the browser attacks and similar fraud schemes. The
device is directly linked to the bank system via a secure connection. Its large
screen with a full graphical display allows extended data field validation on
the display of the device.

Furthermore, PIN codes are directly entered on the reader and not on the
computer keyboard. Therefore, the PIN is never exposed over the internet or PC
platform. Similarly, smart card PIN changes can be securely performed using the
DIGIPASS 870 keyboard. Additionally, a firewall mechanism protects the card from
unauthorized access.

When used in unconnected mode, the card reader offers the same functionality as
other unconnected DIGIPASS devices, including strong authentication and

DIGIPASS 870 can be used with all standard operating systems, such as Windows,
Linux and MacOS. The card reader doesn't require the installation of separate
drivers and is not personalized, allowing for easy deployment and distribution
to large customer bases. The card reader is perfectly suited for environments
with high security requirements including digital signatures, secure PIN
verification, corporate network access, strong authentication (internet
banking), e-commerce transactions, etc.

VASCO also developed a browser plugin for DIGIPASS 870 to make integration in
current web infrastructures transparent. This plugin enables secure
communication between the banking or e-ID application and the reader no matter
which browser the customer uses.

"With DIGIPASS 870, VASCO continues to expand its current product portfolio,"
says  Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "An alarming number
of applications continue to use smart cards that are inadequately protected with
static PINs whereby applications risk to be exposed to Trojans or key loggers.
By entering the PIN code directly on the PIN pad of DIGIPASS 870, exposure of
PIN codes is excluded increasing overall security. With the addition of a
WYSIWYS functionality transaction signing becomes a simple and straightforward

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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 a 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:
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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,

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