HSBC to offer free authentication tokens to all Australian retail Internet customers
28 November 2005 | 2042 views | 0
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI - News), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication products to the financial sector, today announced that HSBC in Australia will provide all its retail internet banking customers additional security through VASCO's Digipass GO3.
HSBC in Australia is the first bank in Australia to offer a Digipass to all its retail Internet customers free of charge.
By taking advantage of the user-friendly features of the GO3 for Internet banking security, HSBC in Australia is looking to provide enhanced security and convenience to its customer base as a top priority. HSBC Group has plans to roll out VASCO's Digipass to all retail internet banking clients in Asia.
"We are honoured to welcome HSBC in Australia as a VASCO customer," said Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "VASCO's Digipass GO3 is an extremely portable and easy to use two factor authentication device that provides users with a secure One-Time Password (OTP) which cannot be re-used by hackers. We acknowledge HSBC in Australia groundbreaking decision to lead the battle for secure online banking in the region. VASCO will spare no effort to make this project a success."