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Wal-Mart Selects SSH Tectia Solution to Secure Data-in-Transit


Bentonville, Ark., Wellesley, Mass., Helsinki, Finland - August 15, 2007 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and SSH Communications Security (HEX: SSH1V), a leading global provider of secure file-transfer and end-to-end communications security solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Wal-Mart has selected the SSH Tectia® solution to enable secure remote access and secure end-to-end data file transfer throughout the retail leader’s extensive global computing network.

The SSH Tectia client/server solution secures sensitive company data-in-transit, delivering strong robust encryption, support for heterogeneous computing platforms and multiple authentication technologies, along with enhanced SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) capabilities. SSH Tectia provides an ideal alternative to prohibit unsecured file transfers and Telnet sessions.

Wal-Mart also selected SSH Tectia Manager, a comprehensive communications security management platform, to manage the enterprise-wide SSH Tectia security solution. SSH Tectia Manager enables powerful pre-configuration, deployment, and maintenance operations on an enterprise-wide scale, and performs auditing functions to help maintain regulatory compliance in a cost-effective manner.

“With the size and complexity of our environment, it was important to find a solution that could be utilized on all platforms,” said Kerry Kilker, Wal-Mart vice president of information security. “The centralized management of SSH Tectia Manager will enable us to quickly deploy, easily maintain and simplify configuration management in our environment. That is where we expect to see the most return on investment with this technology.”

“SSH Tectia is the best-of-breed solution for securing file transfers and data-in-transit end-to-end in large heterogeneous enterprise networks,” said George Adams, president and CEO, SSH Communications Security, Inc. “SSH Tectia provides the strongest level of enterprise security for low overall costs, which complements Wal-Mart’s highly effective business model. We are very pleased that Wal-Mart has chosen SSH Tectia after rigorous testing, to secure sensitive company information, while using Tectia’s architecture and central management to meet their growing needs, today and in the future.”

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
Every week, millions of customers visit Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than 70 million to local communities in the United States. To learn more, visit,, or

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 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 12 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. For more information, please visit

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