SSH AND Bluesocket Drive the Adoption of Wireless Security Solutions
Security Leaders Ink Agreement to Provide IPSec and Wireless LAN Security Solutions
PALO ALTO, Calif. and BURLINGTON, Mass. – Sept. 3, 2002 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, and Bluesocket, Inc., the fast-growing developer of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) solutions, today announced a technology agreement to secure and manage wireless access to corporate and campus networks and the Internet using the SSH Sentinel?â€ IPSec client software and the Bluesocket family of Wireless Gateways.
SSH Sentinel, recognized this year as the “Best Internet Security Product” by SC Magazine readers, is a revolutionary Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) client for secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels, peer-to-peer connections and wireless security, providing IT departments, OEMs and integrators with a transparent way to extend corporate security to the remote and wireless user. Bluesocket’s Wireless Gateway, recognized as the “Best Security Product of 2002” by the Networking Industry awards, will provide interoperability between SSH Sentinel and its Wireless Gateway products. The connection between end-user and enterprise access points will now provide strong and transparent authentication and encryption across IPSec gateways as well as support security inherent in new 802.11 networking equipment. Bluesocket Wireless Gateway products offer scalable, single component solutions for administration, management, class of service (CoS) and security of 802.11 b, a, g; Bluetooth and HiperLAN-based wireless networks for enterprises and service providers.
“We are delighted to work with SSH to provide best-of-class security and management for WLAN users from any location,” said Eric Janszen, CEO of Bluesocket. “SSH Sentinel is a highly desired privacy and confidentiality option for companies having mobile work forces and together, we will accelerate the adoption of wireless networks in the enterprise.”
The agreement also includes joint marketing activities, cross-recommendation of SSH Sentinel and Bluesocket Wireless Gateway products to OEM, channel and end-user customers, advanced testing and certification efforts, technical reseller and channel training, and joint service/support.
“Bluesocket is well-known in the industry for its wireless security solutions, and we are excited that SSH Sentinel’s high performance and policy management capabilities will seamlessly interoperate with their WLAN Gateway product family,” said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. “The combined solution will give enterprises and OEMs a robust security solution for seamless connectivity to the network from any location.”
SSH Sentinel is an easy to use VPN client software based on the latest IPSec technology. SSH Sentinel provides smooth integration with the corporate network that allows users to securely access corporate resources via the Internet regardless of the type of connection, providing remote access and enabling file transfer, e-mail, Web browsing, messaging, and IP telephony. SSH Sentinel offers strong encryption and authentication, certificate support and a personal firewall. SC Magazine awarded SSH Sentinel as “Best Internet Security” product for 2002.
Bluesocket, Inc. (www.bluesocket.com) manufactures solutions to manage and secure wireless local area networks (WLANs) in enterprises and public hotspots worldwide.
Bluesocket’s award winning product family of Wireless Gateways reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of wireless LANs while maximizing their benefits-from small businesses and departments; to warehouses, hospitals, universities and large enterprises. Bluesocket provides organizations including KPMG Consulting, Best Western Hotels and Harvard Medical School with simple yet comprehensive systems to secure, manage and profit from their WLANs Bluesocket’s Wireless Gateways give users of laptops and PDAs wireless access to corporate networks and the Internet while moving within their campus buildings, other corporate premises and public coverage areas with Secure Mobility(TM). With offices in the US, UK and Asia, Bluesocket, Inc. is a privately held, global corporation managed by executives from 3Com, British Telecom, Ericsson, Intel; other industry leaders.
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, financial institutions and governments worldwide. 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. The 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 www.ssh.com