SSH Announces SSH Tectia Solution For IBM Mainframes

HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass. – Jan. 24, 2005 – SSH Communications Security Corp. (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, today announced its new SSH Tectia(TM) solution for IBM® mainframes.

As the first enterprise security solution to fully integrate the well-established Secure Shell protocol for IBM mainframes, the new SSH Tectia Server is designed to run native on IBM z/OS® platform. According to market reports, over 90 percent of Fortune 1000 companies use mainframes with their business applications, and over 70 percent of corporate data is stored on mainframe computers.

The new SSH Tectia Server will provide IBM mainframe users with robust, comprehensive enterprise security, including secure system administration, secure application connectivity, and secure file transfer functionality. As an IBM Business Partner, SSH has developed its SSH Tectia mainframe product in cooperation with IBM.

“SSH Tectia for IBM mainframes is a natural progression for SSH,” said Frank Bernhard, Managing Principal for the Omni Consulting Group LLP. “Following the concept of deperimeterization by securing data throughout the network, SSH is now using its expertise in developing a much needed Secure Shell solution to secure mission-critical data for numerous organizations that are utilizing IBM mainframes.”

SSH Tectia Server for IBM mainframes provides true integration with critical IBM mainframe requirements, including the vital EBCDIC/ASCII translation and utilization of IBM mainframe hardware crypto facilities for optimum performance. The new SSH Tectia mainframe server supports SSH2 terminal access and SFTP2/SCP2 based file transfers and full compatibility with SSH Tectia products. SSH now provides for the first time an easy-to-deploy secure end-to-end communications solution across all major internal and external enterprise network communications IT platforms, including Windows, major UNIX versions, and Linux.

“SSH is committed to providing the best in enterprise security solutions,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “Being the first to offer enterprise-class Secure Shell to IBM mainframe users opens major new expansion for SSH Tectia use demanded by our largest existing, as well as many new potential, large financial, enterprise, and government customers.”

The new SSH Tectia Server will be available for evaluation testing on request, and will reach general availability in summer 2005.. SSH Tectia mainframe evaluations, product pricing, and further details can be obtained by contacting SSH Communications Security at .

About SSH Tectia
SSH Tectia is the leading end-to-end communications security solution for the enterprise. The SSH Tectia solution is based on the SSH Secure Shell and SSH’s other industry leading technologies used by millions worldwide. SSH Tectia enables secure system administration, secure file transfer and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout the internal and external network. SSH Tectia provides transparent strong encryption and authentication and easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform environments.

About SSH Communications Security
SSH Communications Security is a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol. The company’s SSH Tectia solution addresses the most critical needs of large enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies. With SSH Tectia, organizations can cost-effectively secure their system administration, file transfers and application connectivity against both internal and external security risks. As the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol and other key network security technologies, SSH has for 10 years developed end-to-end communications security solutions specifically for the enterprise. Currently more than 100 of Global Fortune 500 companies are using SSH security solutions. SSH shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges Main List. For more information, please visit

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