OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products today announces that VASCO's DIGIPASS ® technology is combining with Intel's ( www.intel.com) latest generation of Intel inspired Ultrabook devices to provide strong account protection.
Intel® Ultrabook™ devices include technologies that provide a more secure experience for consumers, focusing on the protection, prevention and recovery of data. Intel® Identity Protection Technology is embedded into Intel's latest generation of Ultrabooks and when combined with the use of VASCO's DIGIPASS technology, provides consumers with peace of mind with enhanced security.
DIGIPASS for Intel IPT allows customers to deploy two-factor authentication without the need to roll-out authentication hardware to the end-user. DIGIPASS for Intel IPT links the physical PC of the end-user to his online banking accounts and favorite online accounts. When users log on, not only their identity but also the PC's identity will be validated through a dynamically generated one-time-password. The embedded security feature offers Ultrabook users enhanced transaction security against fraud and malware.
Additionally, DIGIPASS technology allows Ultrabook users to easily become part of VASCO's MYDIGIPASS.COM community. MYDIGIPASS.COM is a hosted authentication platform that allows users to conveniently and securely access all their favorite applications through a secure platform. Using the embedded Intel IPT credential, Ultrabook users can log on with a dynamic password and access all their applications available on the platform with just one mouse click."Intel's aims to provide a safer and simpler online experience for consumers," said Gordon Dolfie, general manager of Intel Identity Protection Technology services group at Intel. "We are collaborating with VASCO to bring consumers a safer and simpler online experience." "The alliance with Intel opens new market opportunities for both companies", says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security. "Integrating DIGIPASS technology into Intel's Ultrabook devices brings strong authentication straight to consumers and gives them the opportunity to easily become part of the MYDIGIPASS.COM community. MYDIGIPASS.COM demonstrates that security and user convenience can go hand in hand and provides consumers with an intuitive platform with strong security connecting a number of applications." 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 over 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.