VASCO Provides SDK For Application Developers Looking For 360 Degree Security

DIGIPASS for Application Perimeter Protection SDK allows native integration of strong authentication with one-time passwords and e-signatures

November 18, 2013

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Nov. 18, 2013 -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (, a leading software security company specializing in authentication products and services, today launches its DIGIPASS for Application Perimeter Protection SDK (DIGIPASS for APPS), a software development kit providing application developers with a cross-platform programming environment to secure their (mobile) applications.

DIGIPASS for APPS offers a comprehensive set of features giving application developers all necessary building blocks to secure their application at every level. The solution allows native integration of strong authentication with one-time passwords and e-signatures ensuring a secure login or transaction signing process.

Additionally, DIGIPASS for APPS also offers unique features to secure the environment in which the application resides, such as jailbreak and rootkit detection and geolocation. The software development kit also provides a secure channel to ensure end-to-end encryption of business critical data whereby relying on mainstream technologies like HTTPS may not be enough. The secure channel offered by DIGIPASS for APPS can virtually encrypt anything, such as texts, photos or QR codes.

Furthermore, DIGIPASS for APPS enables application developers to streamline and manage the entire provisioning, deployment and lifecycle process offering several options for end user activation and device binding features that link a user to a specific device. The solution also foresees in the possibility for end users to use multiple devices for one application with a single license.

Highlights of DIGIPASS for APPS include:

native integration of strong authentication (one-time passwords and e-signatures) into applications

extended set of provisioning options

patented CrontoSign technology, supports an extended list of QR codes and barcodes

supports geolocalized OTPs and e-signatures

jailbreak and rootkit detection

device binding

secure storage

out–of-band login support

multi-device capabilities

available for the most common programming environments, including iOS, BlackBerry (including latest BlackBerry 10 versions), Android, Windows Phone, Java, Windows with comprehensive programming samples

fully customizable overcoming GUI issues

requires no cryptographic skills, reducing integration efforts

"The mobile ecosystem is a rapidly growing platform for delivering a wide variety of services, including applications that demand high levels of security such as finance and e-commerce platforms," says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. "DIGIPASS for APPS allows application developers to protect the entire application, be it banking or commercial applications in a single software development kit. As such, the solution offers valuable and unique resources for application developers looking for a 360 degree security."

VASCO will demonstrate its SDK and mobile solutions at Cartes on November 19, 20 and 21 in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (hall 4, booth no. J 027).

More information on DIGIPASS for APPS can be found on VASCO's website:


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 a global software company for Internet security serving a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

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