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Vasco provides authentication software to Square Enix users

Digipass GO 6 authenticators to be used by Final Fantasy XI game players when logging in to the game

By CBR Staff Writer

Vasco Data Security International has announced that its Digipass GO6 and Vacman Controller strong authentication software will authenticate users attempting to access the content and services of Square Enix, including multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XI. Square Enix is a Japan-based video game company.

Vasco said that Final Fantasy XI will be the first online game in Japan to use one-time password security. On April 7, 2009, Square Enix plans to begin offering user authentication using this technology to users who purchase Vasco’s authentication devices.

Vasco also said that Square Enix will distribute its Digipass GO 6 authenticators which will be used by Final Fantasy XI game players when logging in to the game. By using the one-time password generated by Digipass for logging in to the game, unauthorized access to the account will virtually become non-existent and the security of the account will be enhanced considerably, according to Vasco.

Final Fantasy XI can be accessed from console games PlayStation2 and Xbox 360, and from Windows PCs, and users will be able to use the one-time password for access to the game from any of these devices. On the server side, Vacman Controller, Vasco’s authentication software, was adopted.

Valcke, president and COO of Vasco, said: In the light of growing concerns about online fraud involving online games, online auctions and online shopping, Vasco believes that over the next few years demand for one-time password solutions to enhance online security will increase significantly, leading to further the market growth for its solutions.

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