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Tamro Corporation Selects SSH Tectia to Secure File Transfers of Supply Chain Management


SSH Tectia Ensures Security of the Pharmaceutical Distribution Process

Helsinki, Finland and Wellesley, Mass. - April 4, 2006, SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, announced today that Tamro Finland, a business unit of the leading pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor in Northern Europe, has selected the SSH Tectia client/server solution as the foundation for securely sharing logistics data with pharmaceutical manufacturer partners.

SSH Tectia with its standards-based SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) functionality and versatile command-line tools allows Tamro Corporation to cost-effectively implement secure, automated file transfers over the Internet. As a commercially supported solution with a highly skilled technical services staff and guaranteed response times, SSH Tectia easily fulfilled the compliance requirements set by Tamro Corporation. The SSH Tectia client/server solution enables Tamro’s business partners to deploy the new secure file transfer solution on their existing servers that cover a broad range of Unix, Linux, and Windows platforms.

“We were looking for an easy-to-deploy and standards-based secure file transfer solution that would adapt to our multi-platform partner network,” said Teemu Sysmalainen, marketing manager of Tamro Finland. “SSH Tectia with its advanced SFTP functionalities not only satisfied all our current product requirements, but the proactive development roadmap and highly skilled technical support team proved that we can confidently rely on SSH also with our future communications security needs.”

“We are delighted that Tamro chose SSH Tectia for securing automated file transfers throughout their supply chain process,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “The combination of customer-driven product features and commercial-grade services makes SSH Tectia a reliable choice for securing data exchange in both the internal network and external connections.”

About Tamro

Tamro Group is the leading pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor in Northern Europe. The Group operates in the Nordic countries, in the Baltic States, Poland, and through a minority shareholding in Russia. Tamro’s average share of the pharmaceutical wholesaling market in Northern Europe is around 52%. Tamro Group is engaged in the pharmaceutical retail trade in Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In these countries Tamro’s aim is to operate as an integrated wholesale-retail company. Tamro is a subsidiary of the pan-European PHOENIX Group. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Tamro employs 4,900 people and produces annual revenues of EUR 4,900 million.

Tamro Finland is a business unit of the Tamro Group. Tamro is the leading distributor of pharmaceutical products in Finland with 58% share of that market. In 2005, Tamro Finland had net sales of EUR 1,039 million and employed 330 people.

About SSH Communications Security

SSH Communications Security is a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol. The company’s SSH Tectia solution addresses the most critical needs of large enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies. With SSH Tectia, organizations can cost-effectively secure their system administration, file transfers and application connectivity against both internal and external security risks. As the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol and other key network security technologies, SSH has for 10 years developed end-to-end communications security solutions specifically for the enterprise. Currently more than 100 of Global Fortune 500 companies are using SSH security solutions. SSH shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges Main List. For more information, please visit


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