SSH Communications Security Teams With RSA Security To Provide a Trusted Identity And Access Management Solution

SSH Communications Security Joins the RSA Secured® Partner Program to Help Joint Customers Achieve Faster Time to Deployment and Lower Overall Cost of Ownership

HELSINKI, FINLAND; PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO – August, 5, 2003 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced that it has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program to help provide a trusted identity and access management solution between SSH Secure Shell and RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication technology. This certification helps ensure that joint customers achieve higher ROI, improved security, better performance and streamline business processes.

SSH Secure Shell can be delivered now with “RSA Secured RSA SecurID Ready” features for customers that require immediate interoperability with RSA SecurID software. This can be especially useful for the many IT organizations using RSA SecurID software within, and working with, the U.S. federal government.

As the business world evolves, an effective e-business strategy is essential to the growth and success of an organization. Companies must feel confident that vital information and applications remain secure, both inside and outside their operations. The strategic partnership between SSH Communications Security and RSA Security helps end users efficiently and cost-effectively manage the digital identities of diverse user bases – including employees, partners and customers.

As part of the RSA Secured Partner Program, SSH Secure Shell has been awarded “RSA Secured RSA SecurID Ready” certification. SSH has also previously received “RSA Secured RSA Keon® Ready” certification, signifying its interoperability with RSA Security’s authentication and digital certificate software technologies. The RSA Secured certification lets organizations know that a powerful partnership has been created that leverages market-leading security products and technologies in order to meet the needs of an effective e-business strategy.

“Customers recognize the value of having tried-and-tested security features in the products they buy,” said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. “The combination of RSA Security’s market-leading technology and SSH Secure Shell provides a valuable solution that customers can rely on. Our customers can be assured that they are using state-of-the-art encryption combined with strong two-factor authentication in a robust security solution that is designed to meet the needs of our enterprise and U.S. government customers.”

“We are extremely pleased with the continued success of our RSA Secured Partner Program, especially with the addition of SSH Communications Security,” said Stuart Cohen, director of partner development at RSA Security. “With the growth of e-business, companies are struggling to maintain secure access to vital information and applications. The strategic partnership between SSH Communications Security and RSA Security provides a convincing trusted identity and access management solution to end users.”

About SSH Secure Shell
SSH Secure Shell provides transparent, strong authentication over any IP-based connection and enables secure terminal sessions and file transfers. The most common and widespread usage of SSH Secure Shell is the secure remote management of servers and other resources in corporate and educational networks. SSH Secure Shell provides a cost-effective solution for any system administration needs.

Since its creation, SSH Secure Shell has been used by millions of users worldwide. SSH Secure Shell was recognized as the “Best New Security Solution” by Government Computer News at FOSE 2002. The software has also been named “Best Communications Security Solution” three years in a row by SC Magazine and was lauded with an “Excellence Award” in the Authentication – Soft Form Factor by Information Security in 2003.

About the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the oldest and largest alliance programs of its type, bringing more than ten years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. The RSA SecurID, RSA ClearTrust®, and RSA Keon Ready certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The program reflects RSA Security’s commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using RSA Security’s Web access management, two-factor authentication, digital certificate management or encryption solutions.

About SSH Communications Security SSH Communications Security, a world-leading supplier of managed security middleware, 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 www.ssh.com




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