SSH Adopts Data Protection Technology From Cryptico

HELSINKI, FINLAND; Copenhagen, Denmark and Los Altos, Calif. – September 28, 2004 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced that it has entered into an OEM licensing agreement with Cryptico A/S, a leading provider of high-speed data protection technologies. The agreement enables SSH to incorporate CryptiCore encryption and data authentication software into the SSH Tectia(TM) solution.

SSH Tectia is an enterprise class suite of security solutions based on SSH’s industry leading technologies, including the award-winning SSH Secure Shell used by millions of enterprise users worldwide. SSH intends to implement CryptiCore in its future releases of the SSH Tectia client/server solution to assist in creating the next generation network security solutions.

“Encryption and data authentication is known to cause performance challenges in data-intensive applications, with a negative impact on user experience. This has been an inhibitor to enterprise users complying with security guidelines for encryption of data in transit.” said Timo J. Rinne, Director of New Product Technologies at SSH Communications Security Corp. “With the introduction of CryptiCore to SSH Tectia, we are able to provide our customers with strengthened security when protecting business-critical enterprise information, without impacting the performance of the application”.

“We are very pleased to have CryptiCore incorporated into the future product release of SSH Tectia, said Mette Vesterager, CEO and founder of Cryptico. “This agreement is a milestone in the process towards CryptiCore becoming the de-facto standard for high speed data protection”.

About SSH Tectia
SSH Tectia enables end-to-end secure communications throughout the internal and external network. It 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 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

About Cryptico
Cryptico A/S provides high-speed data protection technologies. With its unique performance, CryptiCore encryption and data authentication lies at the heart of next-generation solutions, enabling the development of secure applications for both communication and storage of digital data for a wider range of processing equipment than ever before possible. Cryptico was founded in March 2001 by Mette Vesterager and Martin Boesgaard. The company is funded by Northzone Ventures and the Danish Investment Fund. For more information please visit

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