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Kony and VASCO Form Alliance to Offer a Higher Level of Security for Mobile Applications

Kony Solutions, the leading mobile application platform provider, today announced it has formed an alliance with VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) to integrate VASCO’s DIGIPASS SDKstrong user authentication into Kony’s mobile application development platform. The joint Kony-VASCO solution has already been deployed by leading global financial institutions.

Kony is the industry’s leading mobile application platform provider, with more than 60 of the Fortune 500 among its customers.

VASCO is a world leader in strong authentication and e-signature solutions, specializing in online accounts, identities and transactions.

“We take mobile security very seriously. VASCO’s technology allows us to offer a cost-effective and user-friendly solution to secure all mobile channels,” said David Eads, VP & General Manager of Kony’s Financial Services Division. “With our joint offering, customers have continuous protection against online security threats, as well as the broadest, deepest, most future-proof mobile application platform on the market.”

“We are glad to announce this alliance between VASCO and Kony. Both parties acknowledge the growing importance of mobile devices and their capabilities,” says Jan Valcke, President and COO at VASCO Data Security. “We are enhancing both our portfolios with innovative and leading solutions. Together with Kony, we are building a secure mobile environment.”

Kony’s flagship product is its KonyOne mobile enterprise application platform, which supports both business to consumer (B2C) and business to employee (B2E) applications; Kony’s “Write Once, Run Everywhere” technology enables developers to deploy applications across more than 9,000 mobile smartphones/tablets/kiosks and operating systems from a single codebase. Changes and upgrades can then be handled rapidly, without the need for rebuilding or republishing the mobile apps.

All Kony applications can be delivered in native and mobile web (HTML5 and non-HTML5) and Kony is the only vendor to offer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for support of new operating systems, form factors, and devices, thereby enabling enterprises to stay ahead of the mobile technology curve.


VASCO is a world leader in strong authentication and e-signature solutions, specializing in online accounts, identities and transactions. As a global software company, VASCO serves a customer base of approximately 10,000 companies in over 100 countries, including more than 1,700 international financial institutions. In addition to the financial sector, VASCO's technologies secure sensitive information and transactions for the enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government industries.

About Kony Solutions

Kony is the industry’s leading mobile application platform provider, with more than 60 of the Fortune 500 among its customers.

Kony enables companies to provide innovative mobile solutions on every mobile device. Leveraging the KonyOne Platform, an application is defined just once, and deployed across more than 9,000 devices, 7 operating systems and multiple channels, including native, HTML5 and mobile web, hybrid, mixed-mode, social media, SMS/MMS, kiosks, desktop and tablet applications. KonyOne provides a universal framework that ensures the best user experience by optimizing all native capabilities for each device operating system and browser. Given the market's rapid rate of device and platform upgrades, Kony future proofs applications against OS and browser updates, providing SLAs guaranteeing timely support of the newest operating systems and devices. Leading global brands have built B2C and B2E applications with KonyOne, including Hotwire, Huntington Bank, Hyatt, Toyota and Capital One.

In 2011 Kony was positioned as a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms (MCAP) report. Kony has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor, a ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ by the American Business Awards and was chosen as one of Fast Company’s 100 innovative Apple-affiliated achievers.

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