SSH Partners With Government Technology Reseller Lyme Computer Systems

HELSINKI, FINLAND and PALO ALTO, Calif.- Sept. 2, 2003 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced a reseller agreement with Lyme Computer Systems, a full-service GSA (General Services Administration) government reseller. Under the terms of the agreement, Lyme Computer Systems, an authorized Internet security solutions for U.S. government customers worldwide now offers SSH Secure Shell and SSH Certifier on its GSA schedule 70.

“Our government customers need a security solution that is easy-to-deploy and provides strong encryption, authentication and data integrity,” said Curt Vinson, president of Lyme Computer Systems. “SSH Secure Shell is a trusted solution that offers a robust feature set, making it a tremendous value-add to our catalog of comprehensive security solutions.”

Government organizations turn to Lyme Computer Systems for their security purchases under its GSA IT contract. The GSA is the 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 in Lyme Computer Systems’ GSA catalog of products will ease procurement and broaden SSH Secure Shell’s visibility in the government sector.

“Government organizations require a security solution that will ensure the secure transfer of mission-critical information through a variety of communication channels,” said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. “SSH’s partnership with Lyme Computer Systems, will allow U.S. government agencies at home and abroad easier access to SSH Secure Shell, a globally acknowledged solution for reliable strong network security.”

SSH Secure Shell continues to be the security software product of choice for many government institutions including the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and NASA. SSH Secure Shell can also be delivered now with RSA SecurID Ready features for customers that require strong, two-factor authentication and interoperation with SecurID. This can be especially useful for the many IT organizations using SecurID within, and working with, the U.S. Federal Government. Also, the NIST approved 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.

About Lyme Computer Systems
Lyme Computer Systems, founded in 1983, is a small woman-owned, full-service computer reseller that caters to federal, state, and municipal governments as well as educational institutions and government prime contractors. Lyme Computer Systems draws on over 20 years of experience and strategic relationships to excel in this very competitive global market. Its mission is to provide government customers with high-quality computer hardware, and software solutions at extremely competitive prices. For more information, please visit

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 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

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