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VASCO pushes into UK market with Wick Hill

Woking, Surrey; 30th September 03 - A real alternative to both static, insecure computer passwords and complex PKI digital signature technology is now being provided by the authentication company VASCO, who are announcing a push into the UK market with the appointment of VAD (value added distributor) Wick Hill.

VASCO, already a well-established company around the world, is aiming its strong Digipass authentication and digital signature solutions at UK businesses and organisations including corporates, educational establishments, financial institutions, banks, the supply chain, users of ecommerce, and government-type organisations.

Passwords on post-its are past it

Instead of relying on expensive, management-intensive, insecure passwords, VASCO users can now access networks with more secure Digipass authentication tokens, both on a small scale or with thousands of users. This has major benefits for many organisation including corporates, universities, financial organisations, the NHS, etc.

Secure online identification

VASCO digital signature technology provides secure online identification for applications where it is critical to identify accurately who is dialling in because they may, for example, be ordering expensive items, be dealing with very sensitive information, or be carrying out financial transactions.

VASCO users get something they have and something they know. They have the VASCO Digipass token, and they know their VASCO PIN number. Together with the use of one time passwords, this creates a uniquely secure combination. This solution has many applications such as Internet banking, supply chain, ecommerce, and secure ordering in areas such as the automotive industry.

With a market leading position in banking, key features of VASCO tokens are extreme robustness and an exceptionally long battery life - features which are also very useful in many other market areas.

VASCO's Digipass products also add value to firewall and VPN solutions such as WatchGuard, Checkpoint, Fortinet, and NetScreen, etc. by solving the important security risk of a lack of strong user authentication.

Price and Availability

Price is dependent on number of users - e.g. Digipass GO 1 and Digipass Pro 300 solution for 1000 users is from GBP 27 per token SRP (supplier's recommended price). VASCO solutions are available from Wick Hill resellers.


VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented "Identity Authentication" products for e-business and e-commerce. VASCO's Identity Authentication software is delivered via its Digipass security products, small "calculator" hardware devices carried by an end user, or in a software format on mobile phones, other portable devices, and PCs. With 10 million Digipass sold and shipped, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong Identity Authentication with 200 international financial institutions, approximately 1000 blue-chip corporations, and governments representing more than 60 countries. VASCO was founded in 1997 and is a public corporation traded on NASDAQ under the symbol VDSI.

About Wick Hill

Wick Hill is a value added distributor specialising in secure infrastructure solutions for e-business. The company's portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Through associations with a number of international partners, Wick Hill sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions backed up by customer support, implementation, training and technical services. The company has been established for 27 years and has offices in the UK and Germany.


Pics: Pic of VASCO Digipass GO 1 token can be downloaded from Search for Wick Hill. For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 0191 252 8548, fax 0191 252 2271, e-mail For reader queries contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600, email, web

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