SSH To Discuss Wireless Security At Internet World Wireless East 2002

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 19, 2002–SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, today announced that Tatu Ylonen, founder, CEO, and CTO, and Janne Saarikko, SSH Secure Shell product manager, will speak at the Internet World Wireless East 2002 conference.

Ylonen will be presenting “Security and the Wireless Internet” and Saarikko will participate in a vendor panel discussing “Wireless Security Tools.” Both presentations will be a part of the Security Forum on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

As the wireless industry grows, so does the need for reliable, impenetrable wireless security. Ylonen will examine the wide range of technologies behind the wireless Internet and discuss both the inherent and the avoidable security and reliability problems. From current 2G and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) tools to 3G, wireless LANs and Bluetooth, Ylonen will explore the practical application of the latest tools and how to protect a network behind the wire.

As part of a vendor panel, Saarikko will discuss how SSH Secure Shell for Handhelds addresses security challenges for mobile devices by protecting communications where they’re most vulnerable — at the password level. Saarikko will illustrate the need for wireless security, and how SSH Secure Shell brings the industry’s leading password and authentication protection to mobile and handheld devices such as mobile phones and PDAs.

About Tatu Ylonen

Prior to founding SSH in 1995, Ylonen has led several successful companies including New Generation Software Corp. and Applied Computing Research Ltd. In 1995, Ylonen invented the Secure Shell protocol for securing remote logins. In May 2000, he received the Finnish Engineering Award for his work on developing Internet security solutions.

Ylonen graduated from Helsinki University of Technology with a Master of Science degree in technology and major in computer sciences. He also holds a Licentiate of Technology diploma from Helsinki University of Technology. Ylonen is a member of ICSA (International Computer Security Association), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and is very active within the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).

About Janne Saarikko

As manager of the award-winning SSH Secure Shell application, Saarikko develops and guides engineering efforts to help bring Secure Shell products to market. Prior to joining SSH in 2000, Saarikko directed a branch of the Axel Digital Group, a Finnish corporation specializing in creative communications concepts and technological solutions for Internet-based and mobile digital media, as well as intranet and extranet solutions. He has several years of combined experience in international product management and marketing, having worked at Creative Labs, Bates Advertising and Saatchi & Saatchi. He has been a lecturer and digital communications instructor in various corporate environments throughout Europe. Saarikko received a degree in international trade and marketing in Finland.

About Internet World Wireless East

Internet World Wireless East, to be held Feb. 20-22 in New York City at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is one of the largest Internet, intranet and Web conference and exhibitions. It is a broad-based conference covering the technology, management and strategic issues of the wireless Internet for e-business professionals. Topics include: enterprise applications, infrastructure, m-commerce and marketing, wireless fundamentals, wireless developments, service providers, wireless security, and wireless investment. For more information, please visit

About SSH Communications Security

SSH Communications Security, a world-leading supplier of Internet security solutions, offers a broad range of award-winning products designed to address the most critical security issues for businesses, service providers, financial institutions and governments worldwide. The first member of SSH’s VPN (Virtual Private Network) solutions, the SSH Complete VPN represents the newest generation of centrally managed, cost-effective, easy-to-deploy VPN solutions; SSH Sentinel(TM), a feature-rich remote access VPN “smart” client, and SSH Secure Shell, the award-winning product family, ensure secure remote access and data transfer. SSH Certifier(TM) product family provides a robust certification authority for flexible and strong authentication through digital certificates and tokens. The market-leading, award-winning SSH IPSEC Express(TM) (Internet Protocol Security) family of toolkits for OEMs and software developers enables fast time-to-market and reduced in-house development costs. SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit

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