SSH Introduces SSH Tectia Client/Server 4.0 and SSH Tectia Connector

HELSINKI, FINLAND; PALO ALTO, Calif.. and TOKYO – Oct. 28, 2003 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced SSH Tectia(TM) client/server solution 4.0 including a new product, SSH Tectia Connector, a key component of its new SSH Tectia enterprise security solution. SSH Tectia client/server solution 4.0 is an integrated, multi-platform secure communications solution, based on SSH Secure Shell technology, designed to protect enterprises, government and financial organizations from internal and external threats to the network.

SSH Tectia is a managed security middleware solution that enables a cost-effective way of deploying secure communications for business-critical applications without the need to modify the supporting IT infrastructure or applications. The new SSH Tectia Connector accelerates the ROI (Return on Investment) of managed security middleware even further by offering a fully invisible corporate end-user security client with dynamic tunneling capabilities eliminating the end-user training need and helpdesk costs.

“We created SSH Tectia, the first true managed security middleware solution, in collaboration with our large enterprise customers to ease the burden of deploying, managing and scaling security solutions in large environments,” said Tatu Yl?¶nen, founder and CTO of SSH Communications Security Corp. “SSH Tectia client/server solution provides secure end-to-end communications across the organization both in the internal network and for remote users. We are pleased to announce SSH Tectia Connector, a revolutionary, transparent end-user client for Windows to meet the security needs of enterprises, financial and government institutions worldwide..”

SSH Tectia client/server solution consists of three product modules: SSH Tectia Server 4.0, SSH Tectia Client 4.0 and SSH Tectia Connector 4.0. Based on proven SSH Secure Shell technology, SSH Tectia Client/Server 4.0 and SSH Tectia Connector 4.0 use standards-based encryption and authentication, supporting the most popular encryption algorithms and authentication management technologies. Other features include:

RSA SecurID® Compatibility: Provides two-factor authentication and strong encryption for government and enterprise applications.
NIST Approved Crypto Algorithm (Pending FIPS 140-2 Certification): SSH Tectia Client/Server 4.0 offers an optional NIST approved certified cryptographic module for use in government and financial applications.
Integration to Windows Domain (NT and 2000) Authentication: SSH Tectia Client/Server can use the Windows authentication through GSS-API (Generic Security Services API) to enable single sign-on functionality in Windows environments.

SSH Tectia Connector
Developed specifically for the enterprise, SSH Tectia Connector allows corporate end-users to connect to business applications like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or CRM (Customer Relationship Management) automatically and transparently each time an IP connection is established. When used in conjunction with SSH Tectia Manager, SSH Tectia Connector enables a scalable and cost-effective deployment of desktop security throughout the organization, eliminating the need for onsite configuration and end-user training. Thus the user can perform secure data transfer and application tunneling according to organizational security policies without the user even knowing that such security measures are in place.

Product Pricing
SSH Tectia Client/Server 4.0 and SSH Tectia Connector 4.0 are available for licensing and delivery in November. For pricing and ordering information, please contact SSH sales on the Web at www.ssh.com (SSH sales in Helsinki, Finland, at +358 20 500 7030; Palo Alto, Calif., USA, at +1 650 251 2700; or Tokyo, Japan at +81 3 3459 6830).

About SSH Tectia
SSH Tectia is an enterprise class suite of security solutions based on SSH’s industry leading technologies. SSH Tectia client/server solution is based on the award-winning SSH Secure Shell used by millions worldwide. SSH Tectia enables end-to-end secure communications throughout the internal and external network. SSH Tectia provides transparent strong encryption and authentication and easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform environments. SSH Tectia’s management capabilities allow for easy scalability and centralized policy deployment.

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 TectiaTM, based on the award-winning SSH Secure Shell, the standard for secure network communications and remote administration. SSH Tectia Certifier provides a robust certification authority for flexible and strong authentication through digital certificates and tokens. SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit www.ssh.com.

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