SSH and Entrust Announce Global Alliance To Secure Enterprises, Financial Institutions and Governments

HELSINKI, FINLAND; PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO – Feb. 9, 2004 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced that it has joined the Entrust TrustedPartner Program. Through this strategic relationship with Entrust, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTU), a leader in securing digital identities and information, SSH Tectia(TM) managed security middleware solution will be reviewed for compatibility and interoperability with the Entrust Authority 7.0 Security Manager.

As a TrustedPartner, SSH Communications Security and Entrust intend to drive joint sales, marketing and technical resource training efforts. Under the TrustedPartner Program, Entrust provides enhanced training, promotion and sales support services aimed at decreasing time to market and shortening sales cycles for delivering joint business solutions. In addition, Entrust can leverage its professional services ties with high-value partners to extend joint security solutions across a broad array of industries and customer segments, including governments and financial institutions.

“End-to-end network security continues to be at the top of IT professionals’ concerns,” said Eric Skinner, vice-president, Secure Data Solutions, Entrust. “Our TrustedPartners program is designed to provide customers worldwide with proven security solutions. We look forward to working with SSH Communications Security to help secure enterprises, governments and financial institutions from the inside out.”

“We are very pleased to work with Entrust to further integrate our SSH Tectia client/server solution to natively support Entrust’s authentication and identity management infrastructure,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security Corp. “Our new agreement with Entrust supports SSH’s strategy to offer superior integrated security solutions to large enterprises, governments and financial institutions.”

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 Entrust
Entrust, Inc. [Nasdaq: ENTU] is a world leader in securing digital identities and information, enabling businesses and governments to transform the way they conduct online transactions and manage relationships with customers, partners and employees. Entrust’s solutions promote a proactive approach to security that provides accountability and privacy to online transactions and information. Over 1,200 enterprises and government agencies in more than 50 countries use Entrust’s portfolio of security software solutions that integrate into a broad range of applications that organizations use today to leverage the Internet and enterprise networks. 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 security software solutions designed to address the most critical needs for businesses, financial institutions and governments worldwide.

SSH Tectia(TM), based on the award-winning SSH Secure Shell, is a modular enterprise class solution that requires no modification to existing IT infrastructures or applications. SSH Tectia Manager is a centralized, scalable management module for deploying, managing and monitoring of large scale Secure Shell and SSH Tectia environments. SSH Tectia client/server solution provides standards-based, transparent strong encryption and authentication that easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform environments for secure end-to-end network communications and remote administration. SSH Tectia Certifier provides a robust certification authority for flexible and strong authentication through digital certificates and hardware tokens. SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit

Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

2004 SSH Communications Security Corp. All rights reserved. ssh is a registered trademark of SSH Communications Security Corp in the United States and in certain other jurisdictions. All other names and marks are property of their respective owners.

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