VASCO Data Security and Trusteer partner to secure web applications

     VASCO Data Security and Trusteer partner to secure web applications

Integration of application protection and strong authentication prevents
financial and cyber fraud

PR Newswire

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Nov. 20, 2012

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data
Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI), a leading software security company specializing
in authentication products, and Trusteer, the leader in endpoint cybercrime
prevention solutions that protect organizations against financial fraud and
data breaches, today announced a partnership to secure online transactions,
applications and access to sensitive information. With this agreement,
Trusteer and VASCO unite their efforts against fraudulent attempts, each by
securing a critical part of the transaction process.

VASCO's software solutions are used to authenticate users of identities and
financial transactions. VASCO authentication significantly increases security
for online access to web applications in a convenient way. Fraud attempts,
such as Man-in-the-Middle attacks and phishing, have become an increasing
concern to many applications and VASCO has focused its efforts to provide
solutions against such attacks.

Trusteer Rapport protects endpoints, running VASCO DIGIPASS authentication,
from malware and phishing attacks designed to steal users' access credentials.
Once installed, Trusteer Rapport removes existing financial malware from
end-user machines and prevents future infections by stopping attempts to
exploit browser vulnerabilities and install malware on the endpoint. It blocks
key logging and screen capturing used by malware to steal login credentials
from online banking web pages. Trusteer ensures that the device, running VASCO
DIGIPASS, and the browser are not compromised by malware while VASCO elevates
the level of authentication to prevent account takeover attacks.

The combined solution of VASCO's DIGIPASS software with Trusteer's Rapport
ensures convenient and banking level security to online applications. The
solution is ideal for consumer applications that are accessing sensitive
information. With the increase of fraudulent activity, the combination
represents a major step in the evolution of consumer security.

"Our partnership with Trusteer is a good example of VASCO's continuing
evolution into secure software and services to meet the needs of the
consumer," says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "Our
software DIGIPASS was an answer to the market's need to create an easy-to-use,
secure authentication system. By partnering with Trusteer, we are able to
enhance this process by protecting against the growing concern of malware."

"Advanced malware is able to bypass all forms of authentication solutions.
Even when using a strong authentication system, if the endpoint is infected
with malware any application that is accessed, including online banking,
enterprise applications, etc., is at risk," said Yaron Dycian, Vice President
of Products for Trusteer. "Our partnership with VASCO provides end-to-end
security that secures the authentication mechanism from tampering by malware
and blocks any attempts to compromise online banking, enterprise and cloud
application sessions."

About Trusteer

Boston-based Trusteer is the leading provider of endpoint cybercrime
prevention solutions that protect organizations against financial fraud and
data breaches. Hundreds of organizations and millions of end users rely on
Trusteer to protect their computers and mobile devices from online threats
that are invisible to legacy security solutions. Trusteer's Cybercrime
Prevention Architecture combines multi-layer security software with real-time
threat intelligence to achieve sustainable protection against malware and
phishing attacks and meet regulatory compliance requirements. Global
organizations such as HSBC, Santander,The Royal Bank of Scotland, SunTrust and
Fifth Third use Trusteer's solutions and leading online banking providers such
as First Data, FIS, Harland Financial Solutions, Intuit and S1 integrate with
Trusteer to provide world-class protection for financial institutions of all
sizes. www.trusteer.com.

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 a 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.

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, 2011 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.

For more information, contact Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, jbinst@vasco.com.

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Website: http://www.vasco.com
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