VASCO Data Security has launched Digipass for Web at CeBIT 2006. With Digipass for Web, VASCO tackles the green field market of Internet users that occasionally do small transactions online, buy goods such as books and concert tickets every now and then, read their online newspaper etc. This type of consumer needs an authentication that is more secure than static passwords, with a low TCO, a high ease of use and flexibility.
Digipass for Web can be used by any company offering goods and services online. The registration of the end-user is very easy and similar to the typical enrolment for static password systems.
The customer will fill out a registration form, including his user ID, e-mail, PIN code, a secret question and a secret answer. During the e-mail activation, Digipass for Web will install a “cookie” with encryption secrets on the user´s PC. This will happen fully automatically. Once the activation link is sent back to the server, the end user will receive a Digipass for Web login applet, in which he has to type in his PIN code.
In conjunction with the secrets stored in the “cookie” on the user´s PC, an initial One-Time Password will be sent to VACMAN Controller. From that moment on, the end-user´s Digipass for Web is fully operational, with One-Time Password and Digital Signature functionalities. The end-user can use Digipass for Web from any computer, by using his secret question and answer to easily re-register.
With the addition of Digipass for Web to VASCO´s product offerings, companies can offer true “а la carte” authentication to their customers. Occasional users can be authenticated with Digipass for Web, whereas heavy users can have a hardware Digipass. With VACMAN Controller, VASCO´s strong authentication backbone, the migration between different client authentication products becomes a convenience, instead of a burden.
“With Digipass for Web, we prove our claim of being the Full-Option, All-Terrain Authentication Company,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO´s President and COO. “Digipass for Web is a solution for a market segment that was until now deprived of authentication methods stronger than a static password. VASCO wants to secure the entire online population with strong authentication products. Digipass for Web will authenticate the non-frequent user, for whom strong authentication was deemed out of reach due to economical reasons.