SAS Institute And SSH To Cooperate In IT Security Solutions

HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 22, 2004 – SAS Institute, a world-leading supplier of business intelligence systems and SSH Communications Security Corp (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, have signed an agreement to join forces on sales and marketing activities in Finland, beginning with the organization of joint customer meetings, seminars and product marketing activities. The agreement will offer companies more comprehensive IT security solutions.

According to SAS Institute CEO, Matti Suutala, using the SSH Tectia solution will considerably enhance the level of security of their customers’ business-critical information and applications.

“Companies can use the SSH security software to cost-effectively protect their critical applications and systems. SSH Tectia does not require changes to existing corporate information systems, which enables fast adoption of the solution. The solution also enables strong user authentication”, explains Mr. Suutala.

The SAS? IT Security Management solution gives an overview of the state of IT security within the whole organization. It combines scattered IT security data into one location, in an integrated and augmented format. The solution has been developed for handling and analyzing large amounts of IT security data.

“Corporate IT solutions produce vast amounts of information. The SAS Institute IT Security Management solution enables our customers to analyze the information on data traffic produced by our solution. By combining the SAS and SSH solutions, our customers can protect their networks more effectively and also more proactively”, says the CEO of SSH Communications Security Arto Vainio.

About SAS
SAS is the market leader in providing a new generation of business intelligence software and services that create true enterprise intelligence. SAS solutions are used at more than 40,000 sites – including 96 of the top 100 of the 2003 Fortune Global 500 – to develop more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; to enable better, more accurate and informed decisions; and to drive organizations forward. SAS is the only vendor that completely integrates leading data warehousing, analytics and traditional BI applications to create intelligence from massive amounts of data. For nearly three decades, SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know?. More info : www.sas.com/fi.

About SSH
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 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.




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