Vasco launches Digipass 585

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VASCO (Nasdaq: VDSI), a global provider of enterprise-wide security products that support e-business and e-commerce, today announced that it has launched Digipass 585, a portable strong authentication token for the banking, e-commerce and Corporate Network Access markets.

Digipass 585 combines the flexibility and ease of use of a one-button token such as Digipass G03 with the wide array of functionalities and applications of classical Digipass tokens for the banking world such as Digipass 300, 700 and 580.

When closed, the Digipass 585 can be used as a one-time password generator. An extended help function can also be added, allowing end users, banks or corporations to store data such as the telephone number of the bank's help desk, or the bank account number of the end user in the Digipass.

When the Digipass is opened, it displays every function of a full-featured banking Digipass, including a keyboard, PIN protection, one-time password and digital signature functionalities.

Digipass 585 is capable of supporting complex character sets such as traditional and Mandarin Chinese, Thai and Cyrillic (Russian) characters. This is important for markets requiring Digipass instructions or "prompts" presented in their local languages.

"With Digipass 585, we add a multi-purpose, all terrain strong authentication token to our Digipass family," said Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "Digipass 585 can be used in conjunction with every other Digipass model, be it hardware or software, smart card enabled or one-button. We are convinced that Digipass 585 will prove to be a commercial success. At this very moment, the first banks have already purchased the product."

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