SSH Managed Security Middleware Achieves Entrust Ready Status
HELSINKI, FINLAND; PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO – May 11, 2004 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced that its SSH Tectia(TM) client/server solution 4.1 for integrated, multi-platform secure communications has achieved Entrust Ready(TM) status. The Entrust Ready designation is awarded by Entrust, Inc. [Nasdaq: ENTU], a world-leading provider of Identity and Access Management solutions, and refers to products and services that have been reviewed for compatibility and interoperability with Entrust offerings.
This integration will allow customers to leverage Entrust’s Secure Identity Management and Secure Data solutions for secure remote access and file transfer using the SSH Tectia product.
“Our relationship with Entrust and achieving the Entrust-Ready designation will enable us to provide customers with a robust secure and scalable authentication infrastructure, including transparent business application protection and secure system administration,” said Tatu Yl??, founder and CTO of SSH Communications Security Corp. “SSH’s continuing mission is to educate IT managers on the need for end-to-end security and align itself with world-leading companies such as Entrust in order to help achieve this goal.”
SSH Tectia client/server solution 4.1, based on the SSH Secure Shell technology, is designed to protect enterprises, government and financial organizations from internal and external threats to the network. Integration with Entrust products will allow SSH Tectia customers to:
Use digital certificates issued with Entrust Authority(TM) Security Manager for authenticating both users and servers within SSH Tectia client/server solution 4.1. This will enable secure and scalable authentication, while reducing the administration burden related to user management.
Integrate SSH Tectia Client and Connector 4.1 with products from the Entrust Entelligence(TM) product portfolio, which provides Windows users with a single login procedure for both secure remote administration and application tunneling. As a result, organizations can implement transparent communications security to enterprise desktops helping to reduce total costs.
Incorporate Entrust Authority(TM) toolkit libraries with SSH Tectia Server 4.1 to facilitate centralized host key management for scalability without the need for third party-driver installation.
“We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with SSH, a well respected industry leader. Our relationship with SSH is a great example of how Entrust is working with leading companies to bring customer-driven solutions to market,” said Chris Voice, vice-president, Identity Management, Entrust. “With the combined solution, customers can leverage the strong authentication capabilities of Entrust® products with SSH’s remote access and secure interactive file transfer capabilities.”
SSH Communications Security is a Technology Partner in the Entrust TrustedPartner Program, a global program designed to extend the marketing and services capabilities of vendors who consider security a business imperative. The program builds on a 10-year history and is comprised of participants who are leaders in service, technology and innovation and who share Entrust’s objective in delivering customer-driven solutions to market.
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.
Entrust, Inc. [Nasdaq: ENTU] is a world-leading provider of Identity and Access Management solutions. Entrust software helps enable enterprises and governments to extend their business reach to customers, partners and employees. Entrust’s solutions for secure identity management, secure messaging and secure data can help increase productivity and improve extended relationships by helping to transform the way transactions are done online. Over 1,250 organizations in more than 50 countries use Entrust’s proven software and services to turn business and security challenges into secure business opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://www.entrust.com .
About SSH Communications Security
SSH Communications Security is a leading provider of easy-to-use centrally managed data security solutions addressing the most critical needs of large enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies. As the original developer of the widely used Secure Shell technology, SSH is also pioneering the managed security middleware market with its award-winning SSH Tectia(TM) solution. With SSH Tectia, organizations can cost-effectively protect their business communications against both internal and external security risks. Currently more than 100 of Global Fortune 500 companies are using SSH security solutions to secure their data communications. SSH shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges Main List. For more information, please visit www.ssh.com.