Westcon Group signs expanded distribution agreement with VASCO

VASCO Data Security portfolio now available across the United Kingdom

Slough, United Kingdom - May XX, 2012 – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its security business practice has signed an expanded distribution agreement with VASCO Data Security (NASDAQ: VDSI on a current distribution agreement in France, Australia and New Zealand -- VASCO’s full portfolio of authentication and electronic signature solutions will now be available to reseller partners across the United Kingdom.

Jan Valcke, VASCO President and COO commented: "Partnering with a leading security distributor like Westcon will allow us toexpand our presence in the UK. By combining their local expertise with our award-winning authentication solutions, customersin the United Kingdomcan now more effectively address thetoughest challenges associated with protection of corporate data.”

VASCO’sDIGIPASS is the company’s family of customer-interfacing products, offering comprehensive e-Signature and user authentication functionality across a variety of platforms. Available in a wide range of form factors, DIGIPASS significantly reduces the time and effort associated with deploying and administering business-focused computer security.

"Now more than ever, companies demand a strong authentication solution capable of protecting business-critical applications and network access,” said Niall McGrane, General Manager, Westcon Security UK. “With unmatched experience in the high-demand computer security requirementsrequired by banks and financial institutions, it’s no surprise that companies consistently turn to VASCO for their most critical security needs.”

For more than 25 years, Westcon has built a reputation as the market’s leading distributor of security technology. Holding relationships with the most strategic players in the market – and offering unmatched experience working with the full range of solutions - Westcon provides the services and support necessary for partners to realize new revenue opportunities associated with the market’s premier security offerings.

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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 a global software company for Internet security serving a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,700 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers.  Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners.  Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organization enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs.  From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue.  Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes:  Juniper Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat.  For more information, please visit:

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