VASCO Data Security Inc., a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announces the launch of DIGIPASS® for Windows. DIGIPASS for Windows has been designed for companies that have a need to add strong authentication to secure their networks and applications but without using hardware-based devices or mobile phones as client authentication platforms.
DIGIPASS for Windows is ideally suited for securing remote access or online applications. Application providers, e-gaming platforms and SaaS-vendors often want to increase the security of their applications without impacting the end-user. DIGIPASS for Windows can easily be deployed to vast numbers of end-users, especially in environments where the ease of implementation is the major requirement. DIGIPASS for Windows has a silent install option which allows pushing the customized authentication application to the end-user without having to ask the end-user to install the application.
The DIGIPASS for Windows application resides on the end-user's desktop and a one-time password (OTP) will be generated after PIN-code insertion. For a digital signature, the PIN-code will be requested, after which data fields will need to be entered. The e-signature will be calculated using the data field entries. DIGIPASS for Windows also provides the possibility to open the protected web application directly from the DIGIPASS for Windows application. Once the OTP has been generated, the end-user can click next to immediately access the application.
The authentication interface of DIGIPASS for Windows can be fully customized. Menus, messages, corporate colors, logos, and fonts can be adapted to reflect the company's corporate image.
DIGIPASS for Windows is also available as an SDK for SaaS-vendors. It allows them to natively integrate DIGIPASS behavior into virtually any Windows application, making the authentication process an integral part of the application.
DIGIPASS for Windows operates with VACMAN Controller, IDENTIKEY and aXsGUARD Identifier, the full range of VASCO server-side authentication platforms. It can be used in conjunction with any other device from the DIGIPASS family, enabling customers to deploy hardware-based authenticators to certain user segments and DIGIPASS for Windows to other users for whom hardware-based authentication is not a solution.
"VAASCO is known for its wide range of authentication solutions which best fit the end-user's needs. By adding DIGIPASS for Windows to our product range, we come with a solution for environments where hardware-based or mobile authentication solutions do not provide an answer to the authentication needs. DIGIPASS for Windows demonstrates that we have the right authentication solution for any given environment and end-user need," says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.