OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VASCO® Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI), a global leader in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Organizations are increasingly able to digitally transform business operations and the customer experience using cloud solutions. As a result, VASCO's primary customer base of more than half of the top 100 global banks are increasingly adopting the technology. A recent report from Gartner Research share a heat map identifying the most popular areas for cloud adoption among banks, which includes solutions at the core of VASCO's cloud strategy like security and compliance, as well as core banking and payment systems.

"VASCO's membership in the CSA demonstrates our cloud-first mindset as we introduce additional product offerings to enable trusted identities, transactions and solutions in the cloud," said VASCO CEO, Scott Clements. "Association memberships like this help VASCO stay on top of key cloud trends and best practices while enabling us to help shape the industry and contribute to CSA's mission to ensure a secure cloud computing environment."

"CSA will greatly benefit from VASCO's experience in delivering cloud security solutions over many years and we welcome them as a CSA corporate member," said Cloud Security Alliance CEO, Jim Reavis.

VASCO brings CSA its global experience and leadership in authentication, mobile and online security, identity and access management, as well as e-signatures. Global representatives from VASCO will participate in a number of applicable CSA workgroups, including mobility, blockchain/distributed ledger, cloud security services management and CloudTrust, a group dedicated to promoting the broader adoption of cloud technology. In addition, select VASCO employees will obtain CSA's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) credential.

About VASCO:VASCO is a global leader in delivering trust and business productivity solutions to the digital market. VASCO develops next generation technologies that enable more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries in financial, enterprise, government, health care and other segments to achieve their digital agenda, deliver an enhanced customer experience and meet regulatory requirements. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO® solutions to protect their online, mobile and ATM channels. VASCO's solutions combine to form a powerful trust platform that empowers businesses by incorporating identity, fraud prevention, electronic signatures, mobile application protection and risk analysis. Learn more about VASCO at VASCO.com and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About the Cloud Security Alliance The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA's activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, or Twitter @cloudsa.

Media Contacts:

Sarah Hanel  Director of Global Public RelationsVASCO +1-250-216-1762  sarah.hanel@vasco.com 

Nicole BosgraafMedia Relations Manager - North AmericaVASCO+1-401-219-2131 nicole.bosgraaf@vasco.com

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