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VASCO Launches Overlay Detection in DIGIPASS for Apps to Help Protect Mobile Applications

DIGIPASS® for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection now includes overlay detection to help protect against increasingly common mobile app overlay attacks

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – June 21, 2017 – VASCO® Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, today announced its ability to help organizations detect and mitigate mobile application overlay attacks through added functionality in the DIGIPASS for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) module. 

Overlay attacks are increasingly being deployed to steal user login information. The ongoing attack on Android devices named Marcher has already targeted 117 banking applications. Overlay malware allows attackers to create screens that sit on top of legitimate Android applications and intercept information that can compromise a user’s security and privacy.

To help prevent damage during an overlay attack, organizations can use the overlay detection functionality from DIGIPASS for Apps, which offers a library of APIs that natively integrates application security, biometric authentication, risk analysis and more into mobile applications. While the attack is occurring, the overlay detection functionality can close the targeted app and open a browser to notify the end user and the organization from which the legitimate app originates. 

“Mobile malware attacks are only increasing, making it more important than ever for organizations to deploy technology that helps prevent against further damage,” said VASCO President and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Clements. “This kind of real-time, frictionless and convenient security for mobile transactions helps organizations mitigate risk and better ensure trust in the digital world.” 

For more information security measures for mobile applications, visit www.vasco.com/news/rasp-mobile-app-security.

About VASCO:
VASCO is a global leader in delivering trust and business productivity solutions to the digital market. VASCO develops next generation technologies that enable more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries in financial, enterprise, government, health care and other segments to achieve their digital agenda, deliver an enhanced customer experience and meet regulatory requirements. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO® solutions to protect their online, mobile and ATM channels. VASCO’s solutions combine to form a powerful trust platform that empowers businesses by incorporating identity, fraud prevention, electronic signatures, mobile application protection and risk analysis. Learn more about VASCO at VASCO.com and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook

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Media contact:
Sarah Hanel
Director of Global Public Relations
VASCO
+1-250-216-1762
sarah.hanel@vasco.com

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