Vasco authentication systems to be shipped with Netilla VPN platform


VASCO (NASDAQ:VDSI), a global provider of enterprise-wide security products that support e-business and e-commerce, and Netilla Networks, a leading provider of SSL VPN and Secure Application Access Management solutions, today announced that their products will be marketed as a bundle by their common distributors. The companies will showcase the product bundling at CeBIT 2004, the world's leading information technology fair in Hanover (Germany) from March 18-24 2004 ( ) on VASCO's booth in Hall 6 (Booth G 01).

The combination of VASCO's and Netilla's products offers an easy to install, flexible and cost effective product for secure remote access. The product bundling is especially suited for companies and institutions active in the healthcare, government and financial sectors and will be sold via distributors offering both product ranges. VASCO and Netilla are actively looking for new joint distributors in unexplored markets.

The Netilla Service Platform is an SSL (secure sockets layer) VPN appliance that enables highly secure, clientless remote access to virtually any application -- whether Windows- UNIX-, Linux- or mainframe-based -- using only a Web browser, at far less cost than previous VPN access solutions.

VASCO's Digipass Pack is a bundling of VASCO's Digipass and VACMAN Middleware strong user authentication products, especially designed for easy implementation in the leading security products of VASCO's Solution Partners.

"We are happy to tighten our relationship with Netilla," said Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "Our joint product offering provides high-quality, flexible and cost effective security for every security-aware company on this globe."

"This Netilla/VASCO product bundle is a direct response to the market demand we are seeing for an access solution that is truly secure," said Jan Vekemans, managing director of Netilla Networks Europe. "Bundling these two state-of-the-art solutions ensures that resellers will be able to meet the anticipated demand with a complete solution that can be deployed very rapidly."

"The product bundling of Netilla's Service Platform VPN and VASCO's Digipass Pack is a great opportunity for our resellers and end customers," said Ian Kilpatrick, Chairman of Wick Hill, VASCO's and Netilla's distributor in the UK and Germany ( ). "The combination of two state of the art security products results in a very hard to beat offer in terms of quality, flexibility and price setting."

"Netilla's Secure Socket Layer VPN's have low threshold for usability and offer companies and end users a very easy to use access to applications, networks and data anywhere and anytime, using a standard Internet connection," said Servie Janssen, Manager Product Marketing at Q&I. ( "In order to secure the access, VASCO's Digipass strong authentication is an absolute necessity. We at Q&I always market the Netilla and VASCO products as a bundle because they add a necessary security layer to each other."

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