PfN Technologies Endorses SSH Sentinel VPN Client To Secure Remote Access Into The Corporate Network

SSH Sentinel Gives PfN Customers Access to a Complete VPN Solution that is Highly Secure and Easy to Deploy and Manage

HELSINKI, FINLAND; PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO – April 8, 2003 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, today announced that PfN Technologies, Inc. (PfN) is recommending that its enterprise and service provider customers purchase SSH Sentinel(TM) VPN (Virtual Private Network) client software to securely access corporate resources via the Internet. PfN is recognized for its industry leading technology that drastically simplifies the management of IP VPNs.

As an advocate of SSH Sentinel, PfN will advise its customers to integrate the award-winning IPSec (Internet Protocol Security)-based VPN client to secure data in wireline and wireless environments. SSH Sentinel is a strong, transparent solution to extend corporate security to remote and internal users. SSH Sentinel can be used with PfN’s flagship product, the WirePower dVPN, which provides policy-enabled enterprise gateway IP VPN services.

“Secure remote access is essential in today’s business environment and our customers need to be assured that they will receive end-to-end network security with our solution,” said Harley Stowell, CEO of PfN. “Should our customers need this capability, we will highly recommend that they use SSH Sentinel for remote users managed by our WirePower dVPN. SSH Sentinel provides NAT traversal and AES encryption for our customers, allowing WirePower to easily establish a complete VPN connection from any location to the corporate headquarters or other remote office location. This capability also becomes increasingly important as we move into government and financial applications.”

The WirePower dVPN applies PfN’s patented policy-based service management technology and architecture to AES/IPSec VPN services, enabling secure communications over the Internet. The WirePower dVPN product is deployed as a gateway device and enables multi-enterprise VPNs, WANs or managed VPN services to be dynamically established and managed by enterprises, service providers, and network carriers.

“PfN’s decision to endorse SSH Sentinel further demonstrates our commitment to provide users such as telecommuters and road warriors with a secure way to access and transmit vital information,” said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. “SSH Sentinel can be integrated seamlessly to work with PfN’s WirePower dVPN. The combination of SSH and PfN technologies provides customers a robust, cost-effective, and complete security solution that guarantees security anytime, anywhere.”

About SSH Sentinel
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.

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 is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit

About PfN Technologies
PfN Technologies, Inc. (PfN), founded in 1995, designs, develops and markets industry-leading IP VPN technology and solutions that automate the provisioning of secure connections based on business rules. The WirePower product line combines industry-standard VPN technology with market-leading VPN management software to deliver the best IP VPN solution in the industry. Our state-of-the-art products provide our customers with next generation VPN functionality that cost-effectively increases their network security while dramatically decreasing the complexity of managing their VPNs.

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