Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, security software specialist VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at VASCO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

VASCO facts

Headquarters (founded)

Terrace, Ill. (1996)

Market Cap

$280.03 million

Industry

Security software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$127.2 million

Management

CEO Kendall Hunt (since 2002)
COO Jan Valcke (since 2002)

Compound Annual Revenue and Net Income Growth (over last five years)

39.9% and 51.6%

Competitors

ActivIdentity (NASDAQ:ACTI)
Entrust

CAPS Members Bullish on VDSI Also Bullish on

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
General Electric (NYSE:GE)
Cemex (NYSE:CX)

CAPS Members Bearish on VDSI Also Bearish on

Ford (NYSE:F)
First Marblehead (NYSE:FMD)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS.

Over on CAPS, 658 of the 665 members who have rated VASCO -- or 99% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include tmarkjones and Babachrono, both of whom are ranked in the top 20% of our community.

Just yesterday, tmarkjones reminded our community that VASCO "is a growth company in a market that will soon be growing again." Our CAPS All-Star concludes: "We're on the backend of the banking crisis and [VASCO] is well positioned to take advantage of the resumption of economic growth in 2010."

In a pitch from last month, Babachrono helped Fools feel even more secure:

25% insider and only 38% institutional ownership. No LT debt and a huge cash reserve, paid off a large chunk of payables and still have over $50M cash on hand is 1/6 of their market cap. They have good products and total security solutions from software/programs to the servers that they all run on. Many companies have been cutting spending, and I feel several will find their decision to cut in security will bit them and force them to come running to [VASCO] as the economy turns and they find themselves in need up updates and making cash again.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. VASCO, Apple, and Cemex are Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections. Cemex is also a Global Gains pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.