VASCO Launches Digipass Go 7 Strong User Authentication

Published: 28 August, 2008
VASCO Data Security International, Inc., the leading software security company specializing in authentication products, today announces the launch of Digipass Go 7. Digipass Go 7 is a user-friendly one-button authentication device allowing convenient strong user authentication for network access or Internet banking. Digipass Go 7 combines portability and ease-of-use with efficient large scale roll-out capabilities.

Digipass Go 7 is a one-button authentication device which allows users to remotely log on to applications, websites or corporate networks. It allows banks and other organizations to effectively combat Internet fraud by replacing static password or paper based passwords by dynamic one time passwords (OTP). When used in conjunction with Digipass for Web, Digipass Go 7 also provides e-signature capability. Digipass Go 7 relies on proven VASCO VACMAN and Identikey server technology.

Digipass Go 7 has been designed to facilitate banks and large enterprises to do efficient large scale roll-outs. The design of the Digipass Go 7 has been adapted for mailing purposes to fit regular postal fees. The Digipass is less than 10 mm (0.4 inches) thick and weighs 13 gr (0.46 ounces). Next to that the design is very robust and waterproof. The combination of these features allows banks and large enterprises to use postal services for the roll-out to a large number of customers or users.

Digipass Go 7 also enables customers to do host authentication. Host authentication allows the user to authenticate the business partner in order to verify the authenticity of the website or the application. With host authentication, the Digipass Go 7 will generate a long OTP, of which only the first part will be shown on the display of the Digipass Go 7. The user needs to enter this part of the password on to the website or in to the application. The transaction partner will receive the user's username and the first part of the password. The system will calculate the latter part of the password and send it back to the user. When pushing the Digipass Go 7 button for the second time, the user will receive the latter part of the password. This part needs to be compared with the password he received from the server of the transaction partner. If both passwords are the same, the user knows the website or the application is trustful.

VASCO pays a lot of attention to user-friendliness in its designs. In the design of Digipass Go 7 additional attention has been paid to the readability of the OTP. Therefore the high contrast LCD display has been enlarged. Digipass Go 7 is OATH-compliant.