Kanoo IT And VASCO Partner To Authenticate The Bahrain Market

        Kanoo IT And VASCO Partner To Authenticate The Bahrain Market

PR Newswire

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Dec. 19, 2013

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --VASCO Data
Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software
security company specializing in authentication products, announced today that
it is collaborating with Kanoo Information Technology, a division of the E.K.
Kanoo group of companies, to bring the VASCO authentication services to the
Bahrain market.

Kanoo Information Technology (Kanoo IT) combines an expertise in security with
advanced skills in training, consulting and integration. The organization has
implemented applications and solutions in the key sectors government, banking
& finance, oil & gas and others, and in the SMB segment. They will bring
VASCO's solutions to the Bahrain market and cooperate closely with the local
and global VASCO team for both commercial and technical aspects.

VASCO provides the world with easy-to-use, convenient and secure
authentication solutions and services. On the client-side, VASCO offers a wide
range of end user authenticator devices, called DIGIPASS. These hard- or
software devices enable users to generate a one-time password (OTP) that can
only be used once in a limited period of time, to log on to a system in a
secure way. More complex, but equally user-friendly authentication devices are
the e-signature and PKI devices. On the server-side, VASCO offers back-end
authentication platforms to secure remote access to corporate resources and
various types of (web-based) applications.

Waleed Kanoo, Director of E.K. Kanoo Bahrain, explains: "Authentication in
today's Internet banking era has new challenges. Institutions are looking for
secured authentication or verification systems connected to every transaction.
Further, we have trust in VASCO's cost-effective, manageable and easy-to-use
solutions that offer strong, scalable security to organizations of any size.

"The need for secure authentication is clear. More than ever, organizations
are aware that the continuance of the company can only be assured if security
and thus authentication is taken seriously," says Jan Valcke, President and
COO of VASCO Data Security. He adds: "we are very proud to partner with Kanoo
Information technology in Bahrain and are convinced that this partnership will
enable us to further penetrate the Bahrain market."

About Kanoo Information Technology
Formed in 1996, Kanoo IT is a division of the E.K. Kanoo group of companies -
one of Bahrain's leading business organizations. As an ICT solution provider,
Kanoo IT provides customized and cost-effective ICT solutions to a diverse
clientele ranging from government and private organizations to corporate
houses and multinational companies.

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 approximately 1,700 international financial institutions.
VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security,
e-commerce and e-government. VASCO's products and services are delivered on
the customers' premises or in the cloud.

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.

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VASCO Corporate Communications, +32 2 609 97 00, pr@vasco.com

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SOURCE VASCO Data Security International Inc.

Website: http://www.vasco.com
 
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