VASCO Launches FIDO U2F Authenticator for Use with Popular Online Applications

VASCO Data Security International announced DIGIPASS SecureClick, a hardware authenticator that enables users to complete access to common online applications with the single click of a button.

DIGIPASS SecureClick was designed to FIDO U2F specifications to fulfill the FIDO Alliance mission of creating a higher level of online user security through strong authentication standards that move beyond inherently weak static passwords. DIGIPASS SecureClick is FIDO Certified and communicates via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or a USB port. Easy-to-use and about the size of a coin, DIGIPASS SecureClick offers the proven strength of two-factor authentication in a highly-portable device.

DIGIPASS SecureClick offers consumers and enterprise users the most simple and secure access experience. After launching an application that supports FIDO U2F, the user simply enters their login credentials and clicks the button on DIGIPASS SecureClick to completethe authentication process. The process leverages an encrypted communication channel between DIGIPASS SecureClick and the BLE device todeliver simple, secure and fast user authentication.

“DIGIPASS SecureClick is an important innovation that delivers the optimal balance of application security and a frictionless user experience,” stated Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security. “We’ve had greatsuccess with ourauthentication technology in the banking segmentfor many years and we are pleased to support the FIDOAlliance vision of providing stronger security tothe broader online applicationmarket.”

”Achieving FIDO certification is a milestone that showcases how VASCO is supporting the FIDO Alliance vision for open and interoperable strong authentication,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “Using FIDO Certified products like the DIGIPASS SecureClickallows consumers to access applications that support the FIDO U2F standard, including Google, Dropbox and GitHub, with strong authentication that is incredibly convenient to use.”

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