SSH Tectia Certified With RSA Secured Partner Program


WEBWIRE – Monday, September 15, 2008

Interoperability with RSA SecurID® and RSA® Certificate Manager Solutions Designed to Provide Joint Enterprise Customers with Robust Encryption, Two-Factor Authentication and Efficient Digital Certificate Management Capabilities
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 it has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program and certified interoperability between the SSH Tectia Client/Server and SSH Tectia ConnectSecure™ from SSH Communications Security and both the RSA® SecurID and RSA® Certificate Manager solutions from RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC). SSH Communications Security believes that its enterprise customers will benefit from this interoperability partnership through enhanced data security, reduced deployment time and lower overall cost of ownership.

Together, SSH Tectia and RSA SecurID help to protect mission-critical file transfers and data-in-transit with two-factor authentication for secure access control and a more reliable chain of custody. RSA Certificate Manager is engineered to provide a scalable system that automates and centralizes the management of cryptographic keys and digital certificates.

“It is more critical than ever for companies to increase the security and integrity of their valuable information. In order to help our joint customers better protect their information, we are pleased to be working with SSH Communications Security to achieve interoperability between RSA technology and SSH Tectia Client/Server and SSH Tectia ConnectSecure,” said D.J. Long, senior director, Corporate Development at RSA. “Our organizations are committed to help mitigate risk to sensitive information throughout its lifecycle to ensure that it is always an asset, and not a liability, and allows organizations to accelerate their business objectives.”

SSH Tectia Client/Server is the de facto standard enterprise security solution used by millions worldwide for secure file transfers, system administration and application connectivity throughout the network. SSH Tectia provides transparent, strong encryption, flexible authentication options, direct support for all major industry platforms, and superior performance, without requiring modifications to the existing infrastructure or applications. It also helps organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements, including the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certified cryptographic algorithm for use in U.S. federal government applications. In addition, the commercially supported SSH Tectia solution with SSH Tectia Manager helps enterprises achieve compliance with PCI DSS and other government regulatory requirements.

The award-winning SSH Tectia ConnectSecure enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively secure any File Transfer Protocol (FTP) file transfer and data-in-transit without any modification to the existing infrastructure, scripts or applications, and is compatible with any commercial SSH or OpenSSH environment.

The SSH Tectia solution, which includes SSH Tectia Client, Server, Manager, ConnectSecure, and Server for IBM z/OS, allows enterprises to implement high-performance secure file transfers, secure application connectivity and secure system administration throughout heterogeneous networks. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure provides revolutionary features, including automatic FTP-to-SFTP conversion, transparent FTP, and TCP/IP application tunneling to quickly replace unsecure protocols with secure ones. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure significantly increases the number of enterprises, financial institutions, major retailers, and government agencies that can leverage its cost-saving benefits.

“Many of the world’s largest enterprises and government agencies have come to rely on SSH Tectia to secure even their most sensitive company and consumer data,” said George Adams, CEO, SSH Communications Security, Inc. “By providing interoperability with leading digital certificate management and authentication solutions, we are offering joint customers an unmatched level of data security and an additional layer of powerful protection for key corporate assets.”

About RSA SecurID
The RSA SecurID system is as simple to use as entering a password, but significantly more secure. Used in conjunction with RSA® Authentication Manager software, an RSA SecurID authenticator functions like an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card for a company network, requiring users to identify themselves with two unique factors — something they know (a password or PIN), and something they have (such as an RSA SecurID key fob token) — before they are granted access to secure business information.

About RSA Certificate Manager
RSA Certificate Manager is an industry-leading module-based solution for managing digital certificates and creating an environment for authenticated, private and legally binding electronic communications and transactions. RSA Certificate Manager is engineered to make the deployment of digital certificates easier and more cost-effective than competitive offerings. It offers credential lifecycle management, high availability and scalability, and adaptive deployment capabilities.

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 the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest alliance programs of its type, bringing over a dozen years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Certificate Manager and RSA® Federated Identity Manager certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using its identity assurance and access management solutions. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com/rsasecured.

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 www.ssh.com.

© 2008 SSH Communications Security Corp. All rights reserved. ssh® and Tectia® are registered trademarks of SSH Communications Security Corp in the United States and in certain other jurisdictions. The SSH and Tectia logos are trademarks of SSH Communications Security Corp and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
RSA, Secured and SecurID are registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. All other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.



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