VASCO, Intel And InfoCert To Enhance User Authentication In Italy

      VASCO, Intel And InfoCert To Enhance User Authentication In Italy

PR Newswire

MILAN, Dec. 13, 2012

MILAN, Dec. 13,2012 /PRNewswire/ --VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
(Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), Intel Corporation Italy and InfoCert S.p.A.
sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a future collaboration that aims at
enhancing users' authentication forms in Italy. More specifically, they join
their forces and put together their expertise to better protect the access to
InfoCert's registered e-mail service Legalmail with MYDIGIPASS.COM.

MYDIGIPASS.COM is VASCO's hosted consumer authentication tool that provides
users with convenient and secure access to their favorite applications through
a single and secure platform. Access to Legalmail- the InfoCert cloud service
of registered e-mails attested with date, time and the assurance that the
e-mail is received by the recipient - will be extended to support
MYDIGIPASS.COM, thus offering end users a different choice for authentication
modes to log on.

MYDIGIPASS.COM natively supports Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel®
IPT), embedded in all second and third generation Intel® Core™ processor based
Ultrabooks™. Intel® IPT offers a simple, tamper resistant solution for
protecting data from fraud or threats and can, indeed, be a key component in
two factor authentication solutions such as Legalmail.

Integrating MYDIGIPASS.COM yields several benefits for InfoCert, whose
customers principally consist of companies, enterprises, associations,
government and professionals, representing altogether around 900,000 e-mail
boxes. End users will not need any more assistance related to the requirements
of new user credential or password changes. Furthermore, user convenience
increases as users can choose between different manners of authentication. In
closing, an extra layer of security is added as MYDIGIPASS.COM generates
ever-changing one-time passwords that cannot be intercepted and stored for
later use.

"VASCO, Intel and InfoCert join forces to secure the Italian Internet with
MYDIGIPASS.COM. By implementing MYDIGIPASS.COM, InfoCert proves to be a global
trendsetter that is constantly looking for improvement and increased
security," says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.
"InfoCert plans to add at least 100,000 activated users- more than 10% of
their current customer base - to the MYDIGIPASS.COM community in 2013."

"The testing phase of VASCO's MYDIGIPASS.COM ran on several Intel based
Ultrabooks™," comments Alberto Fabiani, Software & Corporate Resellers
Regional Business Manager, Intel Italy & Switzerland, "showed different
improvements, both in terms of security levels and simpler user experience.
These results acquire a greater importance if we consider that last year
nearly one in four (22%)* companies suffered a security breach and 21% faced
problems with regards to security of mobile devices. Moreover, another aspect
not to be underestimated, we should remember how online customers tend to
'recycle' passwords, even when transferring sensitive data."

"This agreement shows the InfoCert aim to keep enhancing and developing the
security components and underlines the attention to customer experience that
distinguishes Legalmail family products," says Danilo Cattaneo, CEO of
InfoCert. "It is an attitude that has always marked us, and that the market
has rewarded, as shown by the amplitude and the steady growth of our customer
base. Cooperating with prestigious partners such as VASCO and Intel is a
guarantee of success and the best way to achieve our goals." 

About InfoCert

InfoCert S.p.A. is the first Certification Authority for the digital signature
in Italy, and a market leader for electronic documents storage with legal
value and for certified electronic mail services. InfoCert S.p.A. designs and
develops high technological solutions for the dematerialization of the
documental processes of companies, enterprises, associations, government and
professionals. With a 25,292,700.00 € registered capital, InfoCert provides
services for: certified electronic mail (Legalmail); certification and digital
security (LegalCert); long term archiving with full legal value (LegalDoc);
document management (LegalCycle); electronic management and archiving by law
of HR data"Libro Unico del Lavoro" (LegalHR); digital management of protocol
logs, document flows, processes and resolutions of Public Administrations
(LegalWork) and, finally, efficient and secure management of electronic forms
(LegalForm). InfoCert is 100% shareholder of Klever, an IT consulting firm
focused on providing Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and 25% shareholder
of Sixtema, the IT partner for the craft sector and SMEs in the CNA (National
Craft Confederation) world.

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 approximately 1,700 international financial institutions.
VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security,
e-commerce and e-government.

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.

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, 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, aXsGUARD and IDENTIKEY.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company
designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for
the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available
at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

Intel, Atom and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
United States and other countries.Intel Inside is a trademark of Intel
Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.*Other names and brands may be
claimed as the property of others.

Nicola Procaccio           Jochem Binst     Ufficio Stampa InfoCert
Intel Corporation Italia   VASCO Inc        ufficiostampa@infocert.it 
S.p.A
Tel. 02-57544.1            Tel. 0032 2 609
                           97 00
nicola.procaccio@intel.com jbinst@vasco.com
                          
Adela Leka                                  BMP Comunicazione per InfoCert
Barabino & Partners                         team.infocert@bmpcomunicazione.it
                                            
a.leka@barabino.it                         Pietro Barrile (320.7008732)
Tel. 02-72023535                            Michela Mantegazza (328.1225838)
cell. 329 6148803                           Francesco Petrella (345.2731667)

*www.isaca.org

SOURCE VASCO Data Security International, Inc.

Website: http://www.vasco.com
Website: https://www.mydigipass.com
 
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