OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois and ZURICH, Switzerland – April 28, 2010 – VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, announces it is awarding its best performing resellers in the UK at Infosecurity Europe (April 27th till 29th in Earls Court, London, Booth G40). Enforce has been awarded in the category best reseller, Keyfort was awarded in the category fastest growing newcomer and Computrad was awarded as best specialist reseller for e-gaming and e-gambling.
Enforce Technology is based in the West Midlands, and has been a VASCO reseller for three years. The company provides, installs and supports IT security solutions both at the edge of corporate networks and within the organization’s data centre enabling secure access to applications and data from anywhere. The decision to award is based on the steady sales growth across the VASCO portfolio in 2009. Enforce focused on upselling new VASCO solutions to existing customers and targeting new prospects with VASCO’s IDENTIKEY suite. Enforce’s technical strength combined with strong commercial awareness has helped them in opening up many new customers in 2009.
The fastest growing newcomer award went to Keyfort. Keyfort designs, implements and manages cloud computing solutions; from virtualization of servers in the server room to the provision of secure networks within buildings, across campuses and over the Internet to sites world wide. Keyfort uses this technology together with its networking expertise and service infrastructure to provide for the secure and efficient flow of information between staff, both in and out of the office for corporate, local government and SME organizations. Awarding Keyfort is based upon its excellent sales efforts throughout 2009. Keyfort are a long standing SonicWall reseller and have been able to target their customer base with the VASCO portfolio, focusing on VASCO solution bundle strategy. In 2009 Keyfort also became an IDENTIKEY Certified reseller, enabling them to offer their customer base an end-to-end authentication solution, including technical support and installation.
“Keyfort chose to work with VASCO’s IDENTIKEY two-factor authentication solution as it has a proven track record, meets government security requirements and integrates well with existing systems and user directories,” says Roy N Clayton Keyfort Managing Director.
Computrad (Europe) Ltd is a leading iGaming infrastructure solution provider with highly scalable solutions which mitigate DDoS attacks, load balance traffic, reduce latency, secure and speed up transactions. Computrad supports VASCO with fulfillment services for the online gaming and gambling sector. Computrad has a full understanding about local rules and regulations when it comes down to rolling-out authentication devices to online gamblers in diverse countries. The award underlines VASCO and Computrad’s joint vision for the iGaming market , enabling continued business growth together.
The online gaming industry is increasingly scrutinised by hackers. Since the financial industry has taken increasing measures to secure online transactions, hackers are focussing their attacks on other markets. The online gaming industry can use the same defence mechanisms used in the financial sector to protect their users and online transactions. As a result the online gaming industry is increasingly turning to two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication not only provides them with the opportunity to identify and protect their users but also to safeguard money transfer. VASCO Data Security already helping a vast number of online gaming providers in combating online fraud and Computrad contributes with its know-how to VASCO’s growing success in this market.
“Computrad’s has an ongoing commitment to providing best-of-breed products and services to the iGaming market place. Computrad identified VASCO as the only vendor who had a complete end-to-end solution and the experience to deliver a unique, robust, flexible and scalable solution to the iGaming Operators and fulfil their industry specific requirements,” says Zaki Farooq, CEO at Computrad.
“Over the last year VASCO heavily invested in its indirect sales channel. Today we can express our recognition to our channel partners in the UK for their enthusiasm, passion and dedication. It was difficult for us to award only one partner, as a result we awarded a number of our UK partners in distinct categories as each of them is outstanding in their own way,” says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.
About VASCO VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of over 9,500 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,450 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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