VASCO Data Security signs distribution agreement with headtechnology GmbH

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Zurich, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with headtechnology GmbH. Under the terms of the agreement, headtechnology will distribute VASCO's portfolio in Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan.

headtechnology is a value added distributor specialized in IT security. In these countries where headtechnology will distribute the VASCO portfolio, VASCO VACMAN® Middleware, IDENTIKEY®, aXsGUARD(TM) and DIGIPASS® solutions will be bundled with solutions from firewall and VPN vendors including Cisco, Checkpoint, SonicWall, WatchGuard, Citrix,...

In order to improve the access to corporate networks and applications, VASCO works together with other vendors to insure seamless integration and compatibility with their solutions. Furthermore VASCO relies upon its vast network of distributors to promote the use of its portfolio in combination with solutions from other technology vendors. The distribution agreement with headtechnology contributes to VASCO's technology partnership program.

"The Internet is still increasing in importance for a variety of business tasks, such as remote access to company resources for mobile workers, or inter-company access to joint project resources. We are happy to have VASCO, a leading vendor with reliable technology, in our portfolio and to be able to offer the solutions to the Eastern European market. This market is still young and dynamic and we are confident to be able to build some successes there together with VASCO," says Harry Zorn, CEO at headtechnology GmbH.

"headtechnology has a sound experience in the area of security. We are happy to be able to work with an experienced partner. We are convinced that they will add value and support VASCO in further developing the market for authentication in the Eastern European markets," says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.

About headtechnology

headtechnology is an IT security distributor, offering a wide range of best-of-breed technology products. headtechnology's portfolio contains various innovative IT solutions for client security, for network security, and for gateway security from about two dozens vendors. One of the most important criteria during the product evaluation is to choose products under the aspects of ease of administration, usability and a low TCO.

headtechnology's portfolio includes some of the biggest names in IT security. With their current vendor partnerships, resellers and systems integrators can source every critical IT security function directly from headtechnology - anti-virus, anti-spam, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, data privacy, authentication, content control, SSL VPN's, WAN optimization, content filter, web security, application delivery, email security, data encryption, monitoring/surveillance, and others.

headtechnology was founded in the year 2000 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The company is led by its founder and CEO Harry Zorn. Today over 70 specialists in 9 countries are serving the needs of the customers and partners. From 12 offices many countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including the former Soviet Union, are covered.

VASCO Data Security

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 9,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including almost 1,300 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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