SSH Announces Partnership with Rainbow Technologies to Provide Cost Effective and Flexible PKI-Based Token Deployment for Enterprises

Helsinki, Finland – November 19, 2002 – SSH Communications Security (HEX: SSH1V), a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, today announced a partnership with Rainbow Technologies, Inc. Under the terms of the partnership, SSH Certifier(TM) PKI product family will be integrated with Rainbow Technologies’ iKey(TM) USB authentication keys, allowing strong, flexible PKI-based authentication for enterprises.

“Increasingly, organizations are relying on security hardware solutions for two-factor authentication that still require additional integration for fine-grained access control and access management,” said Graham Peat, European marketing manager of Rainbow Technologies. “We are pleased to partner with SSH on solutions for cost-effective enterprise security using SSH Certifier and iKey, the world’s best-selling USB key.”

Enterprise customers can deploy personalized Rainbow iKeys throughout the organization, resulting in a flexible, cost effective security solution that can be integrated with end-user applications. Using digital authentication, enterprises can create, manage and revoke digital certificates ensuring secure access to the corporate network for internal and remote users.

“Strong encryption and authentication is critical in today’s business applications,” said Tatu Ylonen, CTO of SSH Communications Security Corp. “The combination of Rainbow Technologies’ iKey and SSH Certifier will provide customers with an easy, flexible and scalable means to secure e-mail, enable strong two-factor authentication, and secure other critical business applications. “

SSH Certifier combined with SSH Token Master(TM), provide an effective way to personalize USB keys centrally or in a distributed environment. The iKey can be personalized in a batch run or on an “as needed” basis at remote sites. SSH Accession(TM) provides easy integration to standard end user applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and the award-winning SSH remote access software solutions, SSH Secure Shell and SSH Sentinel(TM). Using the signing plug-ins provided with the SSH Accession application, developers can easily create web forms that are electronically signed using the private key operations provided by the iKey.

About SSH Certifier(TM)
SSH Certifier is an application software package for issuing and managing digital certificates in an enterprise or service provider environment. SSH Certifier is an ideal platform for hosting a managed multi-CA service environment with strong authentication and identification. SSH Certifier also features Web-based configuration tools, allowing network administrators to easily install and manage digital certificates from a central or remote location.

About Rainbow Technologies
Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNBO) is a leading provider of proven information security solutions for mission-critical data and applications used in business, organization and government computing environments. With headquarters in Irvine, California, Rainbow maintains offices and authorized distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit the Rainbow Technologies website at http://www.rainbow.com

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’s award-winning remote access software, SSH Secure Shell, the de facto standard for secure remote access and data transfer, and SSH Sentinel(TM), a feature-rich remote access VPN “smart” client are ideal solutions for securing wireline and wireless networks. 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 family of toolkits for OEMs and software developers enables fast time-to-market and reduced in-house development costs. SSH’s customers include market leaders Compaq, Ericsson, Intel, Lucent Technologies, Nokia, RSA, and Sun Microsystems, among others. SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit www.ssh.com.




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