SSH Inks Government Technology Reseller Agreement With IGOV.Com to resell award-winning SSH Secure Shell to its U.S. government customers

HELSINKI, FINLAND and PALO ALTO, Calif.- April 8, 2003 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, today announced a reseller agreement with, a full-service GSA (General Services Administration) government reseller. Under the terms of the agreement, will promote SSH Secure Shell, SSH Sentinel(TM) VPN Client, SSH Certifier?” CA (Certification Authority) and SSH Accession?” authentication application products in its catalog of GSA-authorized Internet security solutions for U.S. government customers worldwide.

“iGov is pleased to enter into this partnership with SSH and offer their award winning security solutions to our customers. SSH is a world-class, globally-recognized leader with standards-based security solutions that satisfy the needs of government agencies requiring strong client/server encryption and authentication,” said Jack Pooley, vice president of “Coupling SSH’s strengths, iGov’s sales and sales support staff, and our rich contract portfolio creates a winning solution for the government, SSH and iGov.”

Many government organizations turn to for their security purchases under its GSA IT contract. The GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency charged with the task of acquiring, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies, and services. The inclusion of SSH Secure Shell among’s broad catalog of products will expand SSH’s visibility and customer base in the government sector.

“SSH has had a long standing commitment to providing superior security solutions to the U.S. government,” said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. “This partnership with iGov, will allow more government organizations easy access to SSH Secure Shell, a crucially important tool in securing the transmission of vital communications and data among U.S. government agencies in the U.S. homeland abroad.”

SSH Secure Shell has been the encryption product of choice for many government institutions including the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and NASA, all of which began licensing the technology in 2001. Additionally, the cryptographic library used with SSH Secure Shell is pending full FIPS 140-2 certification for use in data and communications encryption for the U.S. government.

About SSH Secure Shell
SSH Communications Security is the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, the de facto standard for remote access and file transfer used by millions world wide. The award-winning SSH Secure Shell software for servers and client provides transparent, strong authentication over any IP-based connection. The SSH Secure Shell Toolkit, available in source code format, allows OEMs to integrate, customize and deploy the award-winning SSH Secure Shell software into networking products quickly and easily. For two years running, SC Magazine awarded SSH Secure Shell as “Best Communications Security Solution,” as well as the Government Computer News’ FOSE 2002 pick for “Best New Security Solution.”

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. SC Magazine awarded SSH Sentinel as “Best Internet Security” product for 2002.

About SSH Certifier
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 Accession
SSH Accession is an easy-to-use, interchangeable smart card authentication tool to secure Internet applications such as e-mail and other mission critical data from end users’ desktops. SSH Accession allows users to manage multiple smart cards easily and efficiently without reinserting and re-launching applications. SSH Accession uses open standards and industry-accepted protocols including PKCS#15 and PKCS#11, to ensure that organizations can cost-effectively expand their PKI infrastructure independent of any specific token vendor.

About iGov is a full service technology reseller that provides manageable and effective security, storage, networking and computer technology solutions to government customers worldwide. Established in 1996, has developed a broad contract portfolio featuring solutions from the leading hardware and software manufacturers in the industry. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia and can be found online at

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.

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