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SSH Communications Security Announces General Availability of SSH Tectia 6.0, Including the New SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 6.0


SSH Communications Security Delivers Enterprise-class Security Solution to Drastically Reduce the Cost and Time Needed to Secure FTP File Transfers and Data-in-Transit and to Help Achieve Regulatory Compliance

SSH Communications Security Corp. (OMX:SSH1V) a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, today announced the general availability of SSH Tectia Client 6.0, SSH Tectia Server 6.0, SSH Tectia Manager 6.0, and the revolutionary new SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 6.0.

Enterprises and government agencies are faced with increasing pressure from regulations such as PCI DSS and SOX, as well as internal and external audits to secure their mission-critical data. SSH Tectia 6.0 is an ideal solution for organizations that need to secure their file transfers and data-in-transit to help achieve regulatory compliance and meet government mandates with minimal resource overhead.

New SSH Tectia 6.0 Dramatically Lowers the Cost and Eases the Deployment of Securing File Transfers and Data-in-Transit

Leveraging SSH’s in-depth experience with major network security deployments and the pervasive Secure Shell protocol itself, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 6.0 works with any commercial SSH or openSSH server product, thereby significantly expanding the range of enterprises, financial institutions, major retailers, and government agencies that can easily leverage the new cost-saving features. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure includes automatic and transparent FTP to SFTP conversion, Transparent FTP Tunneling, and Transparent TCP Tunneling modules, which enable organizations to secure their business-critical data without modifications to their existing network infrastructure or applications. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure also includes key features to ease migration and is available on Unix, Linux, and Windows platforms.

SSH Tectia Client, Server, and ConnectSecure, combined with SSH Tectia Manager, enable IT departments to replace unsecure protocols with proven secure file transfer and data-in-transit protocols in hours or days, rather than weeks or months.

SSH Tectia Manager 6.0 can centrally deploy, configure, update, and audit the SSH Tectia environment from a central location, providing a cost-effective solution for large enterprises by drastically reducing the cost to upgrade, patch, and change security policies and by easing the auditing burdens placed on IT resources.

“SSH’s focus over the last years has been on providing secure file transfer and data-in-transit solutions for companies and government agencies with large heterogeneous networks”, said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “These organizations have rigorous security requirements and need to comply with regulations such as PCI DSS and SOX. The enhancements in SSH Tectia 6.0 including the new SSH Tectia ConnectSecure provide major enhancements to address the increasing need for cost-effective security solutions for these complex and demanding environments, as well as significantly helping our broad installed base of existing SSH Tectia customers to smoothly grow their environments.”

Benefits of SSH Tectia version 6.0:

* Improved SSH Tectia Client for Windows – supports transparent TCP Tunneling and automatic tunneling, in addition to the traditional Secure Shell port forwarding, making the product the ideal choice for securing virtually any TCP/IP application without modifications to applications or existing network infrastructure, saving time and valuable IT resources.
* Ease-of-implementation – improved installation and self-configuration options, providing cost-savings fast as well as easy ways to replace FTP and other unsecured protocols with secure alternatives, helping companies meet regulatory compliance deadlines.
* New platform support – several new platforms, including HP-UX 11i v3, have been added, further expanding SSH Tectia’s platform support to the widest of any Secure Shell product on the market today, for efficient deployment in heterogeneous environments.
* Improved performance – the fast Crypticore stream cipher is supported on Intel-based (or compatible) Unix, Linux, and Windows platforms, helping enterprises securely transfer large files within time-critical operating windows.
* Improved IBM z/OS mainframe integration – several usability and performance improvements, including improved data streaming, makes SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS the ideal product for secure file transfers between mainframes and distributed system environments.

With the new release of SSH Tectia 6.0, enterprises can implement high-performance secure automated file transfer, secure application connectivity and secure system administration throughout heterogeneous networks comprising Windows, Unix, Linux, and IBM mainframe systems. SSH Tectia can be centrally managed with SSH Tectia Manager enabling IT teams to deploy security policies faster and to swiftly respond to security attacks, helping enterprises to reduce the total cost of ownership and to ensure regulatory compliance.

Pricing and Availability
SSH Tectia Client 6.0, SSH Tectia Server 6.0, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 6.0, and SSH Tectia Manager 6.0 are available today. Evaluation versions can be downloaded from SSH’s web site. Customers with a current support and maintenance agreement can download the new versions from the SSH Customer Download Center. SSH Tectia Server 6.0 for IBM z/OS will be available in April 2008. Product pricing and further details can be obtained by contacting SSH regional sales offices, or by visiting

About SSH Tectia
SSH Tectia is the leading end-to-end communications security solution for the enterprise. The SSH Tectia solution is based on the SSH Secure Shell and SSH’s other industry-leading technologies used by millions worldwide. SSH Tectia enables secure file transfer, secure system administration and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout internal and external networks. SSH Tectia products provide transparent, strong encryption and authentication, and are available for all key enterprise platforms including Windows, Unix, Linux, and mainframes to easily integrate into heterogeneous network environments.

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 since 1995 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. For more information, please visit


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