VASCO acquires DigiNotar

Acquisition to strengthen company's PKI and DIGIPASS offerings


"Our DIGIPASS as a Service strategy includes the development of a gateway server, allowing us to host our clients’ authentication needs on our own systems. DigiNotar brings us practical experience in operating a services platform and strengthens our overall services product offering," said Ken Hunt, VASCO’s Chairman and CEO. "This acquisition is an example of our determination to make DIGIPASS as a Service a success."

"DigiNotar is a valuable addition to VASCO’s PKI and digital signature offerings, such as DIGIPASS CertiID and DIGIPASS Key," said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. "We acquired DigiNotar because of its complementary product suite, its highly professional set of employees and its market. With DigiNotar, we are strengthening our services offering and broadening our market reach towards e-government and PKI-based authentication markets. We believe that the DigiNotar acquisition will be instrumental to VASCO’s future growth and success."

"We are thrilled to join forces with a global market leader such as VASCO," stated Tony de Bos, Managing Director at DigiNotar. "DigiNotar was looking for a strong global partner to open the markets outside the Netherlands for its technologies. With customers in over 100 countries, VASCO is an ideal fit."