SOURCE: AEP Networks

AEP Networks

April 12, 2010 04:58 ET

AEP Networks and VASCO Join Forces to Deliver End-to-End Security for Remote and Mobile Workers

Limited Time Offer Combines the Power of AEP's Netilla Access Gateway With VASCO DIGIPASS Authenticators; Special Promotional Pricing Available

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  AEP Networks, a leader in secure communications and networking, and VASCO Data Security, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announced a limited time promotional offering that combines AEP Netilla Secure Access Gateway with VASCO DIGIPASS® authenticators. Starting today, Netilla customers in North America will receive two complimentary VASCO DIGIPASS authenticators. And, VASCO customers are offered a free download of the Netilla Virtual Edition with two user licenses. The combination of these offerings provides end-to-end security to ensure data privacy, as well as support for HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and FDIC mandates for two-factor authentication. To kick off this partnership, a special discount will also be offered for the DIGIPASS Authenticators for AEP Netilla.

An application access gateway that facilitates secure, Web browser access to a broad range of business applications, Netilla SSL VPN enables remote users to quickly and securely reach virtually any application in today's IT environment, including Microsoft Outlook, Windows Terminal Servers and server-based applications, as well as client/server applications over an SSL tunnel. Also available in a virtual edition, Netilla VE is software-based, streamlining secure remote application access installations on virtual server offerings such as VMware® ESX and giving enterprise customers and services providers the ability to quickly spin-up new remote access projects on-demand within an existing virtualized server infrastructure without requiring new appliance hardware.

VASCO's DIGIPASS authenticators properly authenticate users through the use of one-time passwords (OTP), thus safeguarding access to e-business and e-banking applications and corporate networks and allowing for more secure business transactions. The DIGIPASS plug-in is natively integrated into the Netilla product line, allowing simplified user management from one database without the need for an additional server. In order to activate VASCO's strong authentication for Netilla, customers simply need to launch the CD-ROM provided with the promotional package. AEP Networks' customers can easily roll out VASCO's strong authentication solution to their entire user population by acquiring additional DIGIPASS authenticators. 

Paul Spencer, General Manager for AEP Networks, said, "The inclusion of VASCO's authenticators with our Netilla product family will enable resellers to give their customers first-hand experience with two-factor authentication. This approach is a win-win for both resellers and customers, as sourcing two-factor authentication from one reliable solution that is natively integrated streamlines vendor management as well as eliminates the cost of a separate authentication server."

He continued, "The proliferation of remote and mobile workers has put an extreme burden on IT departments. The ability to give remote workers access to information and applications while meeting the most stringent security standards necessitates the strong authentication offered by AEP and VASCO."

"The use of two-factor authentication for remote access to corporate networks and applications significantly improves data security. VASCO uses its longstanding expertise together with other market leaders to offer secure solutions. Furthermore, we rely on our distributors and resellers to promote our solutions with other vendors," said Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security.

Two-factor authentication is a method of verifying a user's identify that requires at least two elements: something a user knows -- such as a PIN -- and something a user has -- such as a VASCO DIGIPASS authenticator. By augmenting insecure personal passwords with strong, constantly changing passwords that cannot be reused at the next login, access security is improved without compromising user convenience.

VASCO DIGIPASS strong authentication accommodates as few as two or as many as 10,000+ users on the same backend platform, without an infrastructure overhaul. 

For more information about volume pricing related to this special promotion, please call VASCO in North America on 1-877-50-VASCO (1-877-508-2726) or emailaep@vasco.com.

For more information about Netilla pricing related to this special promotion, please call AEP in North America on (877) 638 4552 or email sales@aepnetworks.com.

Resellers and companies seeking more information about the limited time promotion offered by AEP Networks and VASCO can visit: www.vasco.com/aep.

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 9,500 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,400 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

About AEP Networks
 
AEP Networks offers secure communications, networking and application access for government, enterprise and carriers. We work with systems integrators, managed service providers and the distribution channel to deliver integrated solutions incorporating our leading edge products:

  • Enhanced-grade secure voice and multi-service data platforms (based on the vadOS operating system) that support a wide range of communications protocols and network topologies
  • High assurance networking via IPSec-based VPN encryptors for site-to-site security and remote access
  • Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for cryptographic key management and storage
  • Secure remote access to networks and applications -- including virtual environments -- via application-layer security gateways and SSL VPNs.

Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, AEP Networks has key hub offices in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia. For more information, visit www.aepnetworks.com/netillave.

Note to editors: Netilla is a registered trademark of AEP Networks. DIGIPASS is a registered trademark of VASCO. Other trademarks and registered trademarks referenced herein remain the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    AEP Networks
    John Bailey
    Marketing Director
    AEP Networks
    Phone: +44 (0) 1344 637 355
    Email: john.bailey@aepnetworks.com

    VASCO Data Security
    Jochem Binst
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Phone: +32 2 609 97 00
    e-mail: jbinst@vasco.com