VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication products to the financial sector, today announced that it is the first vendor to receive the EPCI (Electronic Payment Certification Institute) certification.
The EPCI certification for VASCO's Digipass stands for the authentication functions allowing a cardholder to authenticate himself/sign transactions and to check the card's Proton balance. The certification also includes MasterCard and VISA EMV-CAP specifications.
"The fact that we are the first vendor to be EPCI certified, adds a crucial competitive advantage to our offering to the Belgian market," said Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "Over 17 million of VASCO's Digipass are used by financial institutions worldwide. Being the first to have certified products gives VASCO an additional competitive advantage."