VASCO Presents Its Innovative Family of Smart Card Readers at Cartes 2006

Card reader offerings support Full Option, All-Terrain strategy; VASCO affirms dominant position in secure reader market with almost 8.5 million Digipass secure card readers in the field

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 7 -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) ( ), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication and e-signature products, showcases its extended secure smart card reader offerings at Cartes 2006 - Booth 4J042.

At Cartes, VASCO will again prove its leadership position in the card reader segment. Currently, almost 8.5 million Digipass secure readers are used worldwide for e-banking, e-commerce and e-government applications. All VASCO-products, including the secure card readers, can be used on one unique platform, VACMAN Controller, making VASCO the Full Option, All-Terrain company.

Digipass 800 is a multifunctional unconnected secure smart card reader that extends strong authentication and digital signature capabilities to all market-leading smart cards, including EMV-CAP (Europay-Mastercard-Visa Chip Authentication Program). Digipass 800 has proven to be extremely reliable with an extra low total cost of ownership.

Digipass 810 for EMV-CAP is an unconnected personal card reader product platform, designed for strong authentication in Internet banking, corporate network access, e-commerce, etc.

Digipass 815 is a light, ultra-portable and easy to use secure smart card reader. These assets, combined with a stylish design, make Digipass 815 a highly appreciated strong authentication product in the banking sector and beyond.

Digipass 820 is a user friendly and elegantly designed secure smart card reader. Digipass 820 is EMV-CAP approved and supports Chinese, Japanese and Arabic symbols. With a simple push of a button Digipass 820 also displays all public data stored on eID-cards.

Digipass 850 is a connected secure smart card reader that can also be used in an unconnected mode. Connected with a USB cable to a PC, Digipass 850 can be used in a PKI environment. Unconnected, Digipass 850 has the same functionalities as Digipass 800. Digipass 850 is also an eID-reader: address and civil information on the eID-card can be viewed by inserting the card into the card reader.

"Within our broad range of card readers, every company will find a security solution that meets its needs and those of its clients," says Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "With its extended product range VASCO affirms its dominant position/presence in the financial world and strengthens its offerings in the e-commerce and e-government market. In the future, we will continue to grow as the Full Option, All-Terrain Company, with even more innovative products in even more strategic markets."

About VASCO:
VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented user authentication products for the financial world, remote access, e-business and e-commerce. VASCO's user authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With over 28 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world- leader for strong User Authentication with over 550 international financial institutions and approx. 3,300 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.

For more information contact:

Jochem Binst
VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
+32 2 609 9740

Source: VASCO Data Security International, Inc.

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