Vasco inks distribution deal with Westcon Group Australia and New Zealand

Source: Vasco Data Security International

Vasco Data Security International (Nasdaq: VDSI), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, announces today its distribution agreement with Westcon Group Australia and New Zealand, a leading distributor of networking and communications technologies operating in the IT channel.

VASCO will rely on Westcon's well established and loyal channel to increase their presence in Australia and New Zealand. VASCO's solutions offer user authentication and e-signature capability which enhance secure access to corporate networks, online accounts and applications.

Westcon and Datastor (Westcon's New Zealand Business), will offer VASCO's enterprise DIGIPASS range, DIGIPASS for Mobile, SMS Software, Plug-in Server Software, IDENTIKEY and the aXsGUARD appliances to its reseller customers. VASCO's strong authentication solutions replace static passwords with dynamic one-time passwords (OTP), eliminating unauthorized access to networks, applications and business-critical data. Furthermore, online transactions can also be secured with DIGIPASS e-signature, preventing important transactions from being altered in transit. VASCO's two-factor authentication solutions are user-friendly, cost-effective, and easy to implement.

Westcon Group is the world's leading specialty distributor of advanced network technology solutions. For VASCO, Westcon Group & Datastor will be focusing on their reseller channel in Australia and New Zealand. Westcon has a large dedicated Security business and a targeted reseller channel that includes value-added resellers, systems integrators and service providers that resell products and solutions to small and medium sized businesses, enterprise organizations and governments around the world. This gives Vasco great exposure to these markets and will increase the solution sell for Westcon & Datastor.

"Westcon has a profound knowledge of the Australian and the New Zealand market. We address the growing amount of threats to networks with products from leading security manufacturers," says Leigh Howard from Westcon Group."

"VASCO is complementary to the existing vendors within our Security practice and allows us to design and offer complete end to end security solutions to our extensive reseller base across the ANZ market".

"Since Westcon Australia is a leading distributor of security solutions, we couldn't choose a better partner for the Australian and New Zealand market. VASCO addresses the growing security needs of the local companies by providing strong authentication solutions that are highly scalable and easy to implement," declares Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "We are confident that our collaboration with Westcon Australia and New Zealand will help our company to expand its reach."

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