SSH Builds Upon The Evolution Of Its World Leading Secure Shell Technology In 2005

HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass. Dec. 14, 2004 SSH Communications Security Corp. (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed security middleware and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, today provided customers with a preview of its 2005 product development and partnership strategy. Next year will prove to be an eventful and exciting year for SSH customers with the release of major new products, broad new platform support, and a growing number of partnerships with some of the world’s largest enterprise software and system companies.

2005 will mark the 10-year anniversary of SSH’s Secure Shell technology, which has become a ubiquitous de-facto standard for secure communications worldwide. In 2005, SSH plans to announce a number of new developments to its SSH Tectia solution, which is based on its Secure Shell-based technology. Planned 2005 announcements include dramatic improvements in encrypted data performance, new products to further meet the needs of large enterprises and financial institutions, for solving back office data transfer security issues, as well as support for new enterprise class operating systems.

“We are looking ahead to 2005 with much anticipation,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “All of the innovations to be rolled out this year will make SSH Tectia an even more comprehensive solution in protecting the internal and external data through secure system administration, secure file transfer and secure application connectivity, all through one easy to deploy and manage solution. In 2005, we will expand our base of major partners to deliver security solutions that will far exceed our large enterprise, financial, and government customers’ expectations.”

More information about SSH’s 2005 product and partnership developments will be released in the coming months.

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

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