VASCO Data Security International, Inc., the leading software security
specializing in authentication products, has announced that its renowned
VACMAN Controller and the entire Digipass smart card reader product range
are fully compatible with the Belgian eID card. In order to strengthen the
positioning of its eID product range in the Belgian market, VASCO has
launched a dedicated eID website.
For VASCO, the eID platform is an important additional platform to
bring its VACMAN and Digipass technology to new verticals and new
applications. In the banking sector, VASCO has built a very dominant
position in the Belgian market, with the vast majority of banks offering
different models of Digipass to their end-user for retail banking.
VASCO’s entire card reader product line is eID enabled.
The unconnected reader range for eID range includes VACMAN Controller,
Digipass 800, Digipass 805, Digipass 810, Digipass 820 and Digipass 840,
the card reader for the blind and visually impaired.
VASCO’s USB-connected Digipass readers for eID include the
“transparent” Digipass 905 and the pin-pad secured Digipass 850.
The unconnected Digipass readers for eID combine the world leading
Digipass technology and the specific secrets stored on the eID card. This
allows users to calculate one-time passwords without jeopardizing their
privacy. Their identity details will not be released on the Internet. In
addition, the unconnected Digipass for eID readers can be used to read the
public information on the eID card, an important tool for law enforcement
and the public sector in general.
VASCO’s USB-connected Digipass 905 for eID, a transparent card reader,
can be used to read and access the eID PKI-certificates stored on a PC.
Digipass 850, the pin-pad secured connected eID-reader, combines all
functionalities of Digipass 905 with the ability to calculate one-time
“With Digipass for eID, we allow the Belgian citizen to us his/her Id
card as a truly secure online platform,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President
and COO. “With this product range, we bring banking level security to other
applications, including e-government. We expect that this product range
will allow VASCO to further penetrate the e-government and e-commerce
VASCO is the number one supplier of strong authentication and
e-signature solutions and services.
VASCO has established itself as the world’s leading software company
specialized in Internet Security, with a customer base of over 5,300
companies in more than 100 countries, including close to 850 international
financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector,
enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.