Helsinki University Of Technology Chooses SSH Certifier To Authenticate Electronic Services

Helsinki, Finland – December 17, 2002 – SSH Communications Security, a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, has announced that Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) has chosen the SSH Certifier PKI solution to provide a standardized authentication and centralized authentication key management security infrastructure for all electronic services within the university.

“We were searching for a scalable, reliable and cost efficient PKI solution for our current needs to authenticate Web services and the management of VPN keys, as well as our future authentication needs”, said Juhani Markula, Director of Computing Centre, Helsinki University of Technology. “SSH Certifier matched our fundamental requirements at HUT.”

SSH Certifier provides Helsinki University of Technology a solid platform for all PKI services including certificate issuing, revocation, and directory publishing. In the first phase, HUT will start issuing digital certificates for VPN devices and SSL server certificates for authentication of Web services. Phase two will entail the issuing of certificates to authenticate employees, students and visitors to allow access to the campus area network.

“We are pleased that Helsinki University of Technology has chosen SSH Certifier in developing a scalable, enterprise class management system for their network services,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security Corp. “The modular architecture of SSH Certifier makes it a cost effective and easy to implement PKI solution without need for proprietary application integration, and is fully compatible with standards-based VPNs, smart cards and hardware tokens for fully deployable authentication solution.”

SSH Certifier has achieved OPSEC(TM) (Open Platform for Security) certification for the SSH Certifier(TM) PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) product, from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. Through OPSEC certification, SSH Certifier seamlessly integrates for example with Check Point’s VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation software, providing customers with a centralized authentication key management solution for large-scale multi-vendor virtual private networks.

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 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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Helsinki University Of Technology Chooses SSH Certifier To Authenticate Electronic Services