|By Elizabeth White||
|December 19, 2013 09:15 AM EST||
VASCO Data Security International, Inc., announced on Thursday that it is collaborating with Kanoo Information Technology, a division of the E.K. Kanoo group of companies, to bring the VASCO authentication services to the Bahrain market.
"The need for secure authentication is clear. More than ever, organizations are aware that the continuance of the company can only be assured if security and thus authentication is taken seriously," says Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security
Kanoo Information Technology (Kanoo IT) combines an expertise in security with advanced skills in training, consulting and integration. The organization has implemented applications and solutions in the key sectors government, banking & finance, oil & gas and others, and in the SMB segment. They will bring VASCO's solutions to the Bahrain market and cooperate closely with the local and global VASCO team for both commercial and technical aspects.
VASCO provides easy-to-use, convenient and secure authentication solutions and services. On the client-side, VASCO offers a wide range of end user authenticator devices, called DIGIPASS. These hard- or software devices enable users to generate a one-time password (OTP) that can only be used once in a limited period of time, to log on to a system in a secure way. More complex, but equally user-friendly authentication devices are the e-signature and PKI devices. On the server-side, VASCO offers back-end authentication platforms to secure remote access to corporate resources and various types of (web-based) applications.
Waleed Kanoo, Director of E.K. Kanoo Bahrain, explains: "Authentication in today's Internet banking era has new challenges. Institutions are looking for secured authentication or verification systems connected to every transaction. Further, we have trust in VASCO's cost-effective, manageable and easy-to-use solutions that offer strong, scalable security to organizations of any size.