SSH Communications Security Unveils Global Vision for Managed Security Middleware

New “SSH Tectia” solution Underscores SSH Commitment to End-to-End Enterprise Security Solutions

HELSINKI, FINLAND; PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO – Sept. 18, 2003 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V) today unveiled “SSH Tectia(TM),” a new global security solution. SSH Tectia, based on SSH’s award-winning security solutions, is designed to communicate SSH’s managed security middleware concept. The SSH Tectia solution overcomes the limitations of today’s enterprise security approaches for protecting data communications end-to-end. SSH Tectia is a suite of security modules developed to meet various customer needs.

Under the SSH Tectia umbrella, SSH will provide current and future enterprise security solutions to customers around the world. The company’s vision for end-to-end security solutions is based on the concept of managed security middleware, a new way of deploying security solutions through the entire IT-infrastructure and vital business applications. Managed security middleware operates between the applications and the IT infrastructure and provides central manageability for both security software and policies. SSH Tectia supercedes network level, application integrated and point product security approaches in large-scale, multi-application corporate environments and is based on the universally accepted Secure Shell and PKI standards.

“Today enterprise security is focused on protecting against external threats, which ignores the much larger threat from internal security breaches,” said Tatu Ylonen, CTO and founder of SSH Communications Security Corp. “The SSH Tectia solution underscores the benefits of an efficient managed security middleware by providing complete end-to-end secure communications across the enterprise networks, to manage both internal and external security risks.”

SSH will release new products of the SSH Tectia solution in October. These products will provide transparent security to corporate end users and enhanced capabilities to centrally manage security middleware environments.

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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