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SSH and Centrify Deliver Secure Communications for Heterogeneous Computing Environments


May 22, 2006

Helsinki, Finland and Wellesley, Mass. - Integration of SSH Tectia with Centrify DirectControl Enables Secure Server Access while Leveraging Active Directory -based Identity Management throughout Multi-Platform Enterprise Networks

SSH Communications Security Corp. (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, today announced that Centrify Corporation and SSH have tested and verified interoperability of their respective solutions on all platforms they share in common. Implementing SSH Tectia™ and Centrify DirectControl in tandem, enterprises can enable secure communications across diverse platforms while centralizing the administration of passwords and identities in Microsoft Active Directory.

Centrify DirectControl allows an administrator to leverage Kerberos and Active Directory for single sign-on on non-Microsoft platforms. SSH Tectia, with its broadest platform support of any Secure Shell solution on the market today, enables enterprises to implement secure encrypted file transfer, system administration and application connectivity throughout heterogeneous environments. Together, SSH Tectia and DirectControl will help IT managers deliver seamless and secure cross-platform communications for both internal and external users, easing the burden placed on valuable IT resources.

“SSH Tectia has a proven track record of securing complex, multi-platform enterprise organizations worldwide, making it the ideal complement to DirectControl" said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify Corporation. “We are delighted to work with SSH to help our customers increase the security of their transactions and reduce their administrative overhead.”

“Many enterprise IT organizations are using or evaluating Active Directory for user authentication and access control across heterogeneous network infrastructures,” said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. “We are very pleased to work with Centrify to assure the interoperability of our industry-leading network security solutions and help solve the increasingly complex demands on enterprise IT organizations in protecting valuable corporate data from internal and external threats.”

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 system administration, secure file transfer and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout the internal and external network. 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 Centrify
Centrify is a leading provider of Microsoft Active Directory-based access control and identity management solutions for UNIX, Linux, Mac, J2EE, and Web platforms. With DirectControl, organizations can improve IT efficiency, better comply with regulatory requirements and move toward a more secure, connected infrastructure for their heterogeneous computing environment. Founded in March 2004, Centrify is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about Centrify and DirectControl, call (650) 961-1100 or visit

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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