Vasco Data Security (Nasdaq: VDSI), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products today announced that is has signed a distribution agreement with IQ Sys.
IQ Sys is the UK's leading distributor for Citrix solutions. With the growth of desktop and application virtualization over the past years, IQ Sys has seen a growing demand for security solutions. This resulted in their decision to work with VASCO to add authentication as an extra security layer to virtualization projects. Under the terms of the agreement, IQ Sys will distribute VASCO DIGIPASS authentication solutions as an add-on to Citrix application and desktop virtualization implementations. In doing so, IQ Sys supports VASCO's partnership program, in which VASCO collaborates with other solution vendors.
VASCO joins forces with other solution vendors to insure seamless integration and compatibility with their solutions. Citrix solutions such as XenApp, XenDesktop, and Citrix Access Gateway carry the DIGIPASS Ready logo. The authentication process for Citrix users is completely transparent. It requires no additional log-on screens, users simply connect to Citrix applications using their DIGIPASS authenticators. The users will be asked for a One-Time Password (OTP) while logging on to the Citrix application. The OTP is generated by a push on the button of the DIGIPASS. The OTP is a dynamic password; it changes every 36 seconds and cannot be reduced or shared as it becomes obsolete once it has been used.
"Customers are not only looking for efficiency through virtualization, they also want their infrastructure and applications to be secure. By bundling VASCO authentication with our Citrix offering we see new market opportunities. VASCO has a thorough knowledge and understanding of Citrix environments, even more their solution is strongly integrated with Citrix. The combined offering supports our strategy, ensuring that computer users are connected with the information and applications they need, when they need it, in the most cost effective, efficient and secure manner possible." says David Turner, Vendor Development Manager at IQ Sys.
"The use of authentication for remote access to corporate networks and applications improves data security. VASCO uses its longstanding expertise together with other market leaders to offer secure solutions. Furthermore, we rely on our distributors and resellers to promote our solutions with other vendors," says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.