Evidian and SSH partner to integrate IPSec VPN (Virtual Private Networking) technology within Evidian’s NetWall firewall product

HELSINKI, Finland; September 18, 2001 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a leading developer of Internet security technologies, and Evidian, a global supplier of secure e-business and telecommunications management software today announced a technology partnership in the area of VPN security.

Under this agreement, Evidian will integrate SSH’s IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) technology into Evidian’s AccessMaster NetWallTM firewall product. In addition, Evidian will apply its leading internet security management technology to this new product. As a result, Evidian’s NetWall future release will provide both high-end VPN security based on IPSec technology and VPN management, dedicated to large corporations needing to secure numerous IP networks.

“We chose to partner with SSH because they offer proven and reliable technology that incorporates IPSec industry standards,” said Philippe Pradat, Evidian’s VP of Product Engineering and Marketing. “We want to provide customers with the highest levels of security while also promoting interoperability and investment protection through standards compliance. SSH meets all of those requirements.”

“We are pleased that Evidian, one of the leaders in providing firewall solutions for European customers, chose us as their partner,” said Markku Kangas, CEO of SSH. “This agreement with Evidian is very important and it gives us the possibility to broaden our presence especially in France.”

AccessMaster NetWall is a complete, high-end Internet protection solution designed to be a key component of an enterprise’s security policy. AccessMaster NetWall is especially designed for large organizations that need to deploy hundreds of firewalls. NetWall secures and manages the connectivity of the entire enterprise, from a real business point of view. In a few clicks, NetWall lets the company define the policy and centrally partition the corporation into zones of confidence that span functional, organizational and geographic boundaries.

SSH’s solutions are among the leading toolkits for IPSec implementation in secure local and global communications. The company’s latest product, SSH IPSEC Express Toolkit 4.1, adds scalable, strong security to IP networks, with additional support for the VxWorks operating system, as well as for the industry’s latest Internet industry standards, such as IPv6, enhanced PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), and the new Rijndael algorithm.

About SSH Communications Security

Founded in 1995, SSH Communications Security is a world-leading supplier of Internet security software for demanding network security solutions. SSH provides cryptography and authentication technologies for secure Internet communications. SSH IPSEC ExpressT is the world’s leading toolkit for IPSec (Internet Protocol Security), IKE (Internet Key Exchange) and X.509 certificate management system solutions. Since 1997, numerous Internet infrastructure providers, OEMs, and system integrators have licensed SSH IPSEC Express to incorporate high security into their products. These customers include many IT market leaders such as Compaq, Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, and Sun Microsystems, among others. The company’s SSH Secure Shell application has become the de-facto standard for secure logins with millions of users in over 80 countries. SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchange under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit www.ssh.com.

About Evidian

Evidian is a global supplier of secure e-business and telecommunications management software that helps unite “brick and click” IT environments for organizations of all kinds. Products include: AccessMasterTM, for enterprise security and Internet management; PortalXpertTM, for secure portal management; OpenMaster for Telecom, for telecom service assurance; OpenMasterTM; for business-centric service level management; plus SafeKitTM, for load balancing and auto fail-over for Internet and enterprise applications.

Based in Billerica, Mass., Evidian has research and development, sales, marketing, and service operations in the U.S. and Europe. More information on Evidian and its products is available via www.evidian.com, via email at info@Evidian.com or by calling toll-free in the US at 877/5Evidian.

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