VASCO launches pioneering mobile authentication solution with native app
MOBYLLA first customer to integrate native authentication into its mCloud
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, Feb. 24, 2014
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --VASCO Data
Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading
software security company specializing in authentication products and
services, launches today a native authentication integration solution for
MYDIGIPASS.COM that allows application developers to protect their end users'
VASCO is a world leader in mobile authentication solutions. The company has
already deployed millions of mobile client devices worldwide with its
state-of-the-art software authentication solutions such as DIGIPASS for
Mobile, DIGIPASS Nano and Virtual DIGIPASS and its embedded software offering
such as Intel Identity Protection Technology.
In November 2013, VASCO launched DIGIPASS for Application Perimeter Protection
SDK (DIGIPASS for APPS), a software development kit providing application
developers with a cross-platform programming environment to secure their
(mobile) applications. The solution offers a comprehensive set of features
giving application developers all necessary building blocks to secure their
application at every level. In line with this mobile strategy, VASCO today
launches its native authentication integration solution for MYDIGIPASS.COM,
its in-the-cloud authentication platform.
Previously, mobile app users needed to switch between the mobile application
itself and a separate authentication app, in order to securely log on to the
mobile app of their choice. This involved a cumbersome copy-paste process
where users needed to open the authentication app, generate a strong password
and consequently copy-paste this password into the mobile app to which they
wanted to log on securely.
The native authentication integration solution now allows users to securely
log on from a mobile app by clicking the 'MYDIGIPASS.COM Secure Connect'
button. Users are automatically redirected to the MYDIGIPASS.COM mobile
application where they enter their PIN code. Once this is validated by the
MYDIGIPASS.COM app, the user is automatically switched back to the mobile app
and gets instant access to the secured content of his mobile app.
The authentication process is entirely done in the back-end, invisible for the
end user. MYDIGIPASS.COM will validate the user's PIN and then generates a
one-time password (OTP). This OTP is automatically inserted in the
MYDIGIPASS.COM app, verified by the server and access to the application is
granted. The solution is very straightforward and convenient for the end-user
as the authentication process is seamlessly integrated into the mobile app
The first customer to integrate this new solution was MOBYLLA
(www.mobylla.com), a Belgian company that offers enterprise mobile solutions
and services to different sectors such as financial services,
telecommunications, manufacturing, government, healthcare and many others.
MOBYLLA has integrated the solution into its mCloud services, a platform that
provides secure end-to-end access to company resources through mobile
applications. The company was looking to implement a strong authentication
solution that didn't require an additional authenticator, either software or
hardware. Thanks to the native authentication integration, users can securely
log on to the mCloud app, without needing additional authenticators or
burdensome copy-paste procedures.
"Mobile devices are omnipresent in today's enterprise ecosystem," says Payam
Moini Tabatabai, Founder & CEO of MOBYLLA. "However, regulations may differ
from country to country. We need solutions that are compliant with national
regulations in different countries. Additionally, we wanted to implement a
security solution that doesn't compromise user-friendliness which is essential
for any mobile platform. Users will be reluctant to follow complicated
processes on any mobile platform. VASCO's MYDIGIPASS.COM native
authentication solution proved to be the ultimate solution. We are able to
offer our customers the best authentication solution combining high security
and an unmatched user convenience."
"We are very excited to have MOBYLLA as our first customer to integrate our
new MYDIGIPASS.COM native authentication integration solution," says Jan
Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "The implementation of the
native authentication solution into mCloud not only demonstrates VASCO's
innovative character but also its commitment to provide highly secure,
transparent and user convenient solutions that respond to today's mobile
trends and needs."
During Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, VASCO will showcase its
leading mobile technology and services. You can find us in Hall 7, G71,
Belgian Pavilion. VASCO will also be present at the RSA Conference, from
February 24 till 28 ^ at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, booth 0332,
Main Expo Hall.
MOBYLLA is the leading expert in enterprise mobility solutions. MOBYLLA offers
the most innovative mobile cloud services (mCloud) to its customers. "Business
is mobile", "Mobile First" are the company's mottoes. Mobile Device, Content,
Data, Apps, Security, Encryption, Signature and Management are part of the
portfolio. Other vertical solutions such as mobile payments, banking, and
commerce are part of the integration offers. MOBYLLA's software department has
expertise in customized enterprise mobile apps development. MOBYLLA mobilizes
MOBYLLA is present in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, France
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.
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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
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