SSH Launches Powerful New Security Solution To Protect Business Applications And System Administration

HELSINKI, FINLAND and LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2004 – SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced new versions of its SSH Tectia(TM) solution, featuring a new pricing model designed to make powerful enterprise security more cost-effective for entry-level customers, and two new packages designed specifically for secure business application and system administration protection.

The new version of SSH Tectia Server makes it easier for large enterprises to begin protecting their corporate business applications using SSH Tectia without any desktop software investments. It is designed to work exclusively with SSH Tectia Connector, the client software that is completely transparent to the user and enables business application protection without any user intervention. When SSH Tectia is used to protect a single business application, SSH Tectia Connector licenses will be provided free of charge.

This new pricing model enables customers to start with a small number of applications and expand their licenses as their business needs grow. In addition, this feature provides the flexibility to help companies more quickly comply with the new and evolving compliance requirements, such as SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), GLBA (Gramm Leach Bliley Act ) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), without requiring additional upfront fees.

The second targeted version of SSH Tectia Server is designed for secure system administration, enabling system administrators to remotely administer application servers and other resources using a secure connection. With this system, IT Security Administrators can manage dispersed resources without fear that the system administration infrastructure will itself become compromised.

“Secure business applications and system administration protection are two key areas where the power and flexibility of SSH Tectia are essential,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “We have designed the SSH Tectia solution to make these critical forms of protection attractive to a wider range of customers, meeting their critical business needs.”

Additional Features
Additional new features that have been incorporated in this new version include:
Windows domain authentication in heterogeneous environments – this key new capability eliminates the need for separate authentication in multiple operating system environments, enhancing end-user transparency
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) support – this popular protocol used for authentication, authorization and accounting in many large enterprises via dial-up, VPN and wireless network access is now supported under SSH Tectia
Nested tunnel support – this key new feature enables greater flexibility in providing end-to-end security for remote users accessing multiple complex applications
New monitoring and reporting tools will allow improved compliance reporting and license management of the SSH Tectia solution

Pricing and Availability
SSH Tectia Server, Client and Connector 4.2 and SSH Tectia Manager 1.3 will be available to customers in mid-November. Pricing will vary depending on the number and type of applications supported and the number of clients. Contact your SSH Sales professional, or go to SSH.com for more information.

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 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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