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VASCO awarded its UK resellers at Infosecurity UK 2012

Winners are Acenseo, Somerford Associates and Commercial IT Services

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois; Zurich, Switzerland, May 6th 2012 - VASCO Data Security Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com ), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products and services awarded its best performing resellers during Infosecurity UK 2012. VASCO resellers were awarded in three categories: “Best VASCO usage in a Managed Services environment”, “Best Performer in the “legal” vertical” and “Best Newcomer of the Year”. Award winners are: Acenseo, Somerford Associates and Commercial IT Services.

Acenseo obtained the award for Best DIGIPASS by VASCO usage in a Managed Services environment”
Using the features and possibilities of the VASCO IDENTIKEY Enterprise edition, Acenseo was able to build up a performing platform for AscendID as their cloud service offering. The company offer its customers the choice to log-in via AscendID branded DIGIPASS GO7 hardware authenticators, DIGIPASS for Mobile running on Blackberry, Android, Windows and Apple OS platforms and the popular SMS DIGIPASS solution.
In setting up a comprehensive multi layered portal which includes a welcome/login page, separate administrator and self-service options, Acenseo demonstrated its technical capability. From a commercial side the company offers flexible contract and payment terms.
“We are delighted to have won the award for Best DIGIPASS by VASCO usage in a Managed Services environment”. With the increasing necessity for remote/mobile working, and the proliferation of mobile devices, it has been essential to satisfy stakeholders regarding the security of their data. Within this overall Challenge comes the need to satisfy compliance criteria, and provide essential secure alternatives to static passwords, while reducing the impact and overheads on IT”, says Lee Harrison, Managing Director at Acenseo.

Somerford Associates won the award of “Best Performer in the vertical “legal”

The commercial and technical teams at Somerford used their expertise and business knowledge to help customers in the vertical “legal“ by using VASCO strong user authentication to secure access towards portals, VPN and bespoke legal applications. To protect sensitive information from being intercepted Somerford positioned different VASCO solutions like DIGIPASS Plug-ins and IDENTIKEY servers at multiple UK and international operating legal firms. Their strong technical VASCO skills helped those legal companies to set-up a banking level access security while working from home, at the customer’s site or travelling internationally.

“Somerford is delighted to win the “Best Performer in the “legal” vertical” award. Our performance is built on our close working relationship with VASCO and our continued investment in technical training, ensuring that our technical and implementation staff are certified VASCO engineers. We very much look forward to continuing to develop and invest in our VASCO relationship for the benefit of our current and future VASCO customers”, declares Andy Davis, Managing Director at Somerford.

Commercial IT Services is being presented with the award of “Best Newcomer of the Year”

By building up strong commercial and technical skills and with support of VASCO accredited UK distributors, Commercial IT Services showed passion and commitment towards VASCO’s product offering. With a strong focus on virtualization and remote delivery of applications,Commercial IT Services has bundled the DIGIPASS by VASCO and IDENTIKEY solutions with strategic partners like CITRIX, Sonicwall and Microsoft. Together with the UK-based VASCO channel support team Commercial IT Services was able to grow the business and set up a promising forecast pipeline.

“Commercial IT Services is delighted to receive the award for “Best Newcomer”. We have built up strong relationships with VASCO and one of their distributors, Tekdata and we are passionate about the products they offer. Information security is greatly important to us as a company and we understand the value of implementing this into other organizations through the use of quality products. We hope to continue our good relationship with both VASCO and Tekdata in the future; it is one that has proved invaluable to date”, says Steve Donne, Head of Sales at Commercial IT Services.

“The UK market is a growing and strategic very important market for VASCO”, declares Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “In that perspective we support our local customers, partners and prospects with a local VASCO UK team. Awarding our resellers is a way to express our recognition for their services rendered.”

About Acenseo
Acenseo is a leading secure systems integrator providing innovative and adaptive secure networking solutions to the UK public and private sectors. Based in Berkshire, their UK Head Quarters are home to extensive proof of concept labs, showcasing technology solutions from their key vendors partners. They also host a training facility and a manned 24x7x365 support center. Acenseo genuinely understand that businesses need to adapt their infrastructure to promote and support change, to increase agility and scalability, while reducing overall costs. With their flagship service, AscendID cloud authentication, they help customers to obtain the lowest TCO, while safeguarding remote access, anytime anywhere.  

About Somerford
Somerford provide innovative security solutions to many of the largest companies in the UK. They attempt to be innovative not only in the technology solutions that they represent, but also in their commitment to production, implementation and ongoing support. And they only supply solutions once their implementation and support staff have been fully trained and have successfully passed certified training courses. Somerford  are constantly seeking new and interesting solutions for the ever changing business requirements that are keeping the working life of IT Security Specialists interesting and challenging.

About Commercial
Commercial IT Services is an experienced IT solutions provider for public and private sector customers. They work closely with their clients to design, implement and support cost effective IT Infrastructure.
They deliver high performance and IT cost reduction via technical teams who have market-leading expertise in the right technologies.
The end outcome is high availability on core IT infrastructures, with innovative technology enhancements to help achieve their clients' business and organizational goals.

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 approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including over 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.


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