SSH And BMC Software Team To Secure And Manage Electronic File Transfers

HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass. – March 22, 2005 – SSH Communications Security (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 a partnership with BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leading provider of enterprise management solutions. The addition of SSH Tectia will enable CONTROL-M customers to achieve secure file transfers based on SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) in their integrated scheduling environments.

SSH Tectia is an enterprise class suite of security solutions based on SSH’s award winning SSH Secure Shell used by millions worldwide. Compatibility has been tested between BMC Software’s CONTROL-M for Advanced File Transfer software, which delivers unified file transfer management, and SSH Tectia Server. CONTROL-M for Advanced File Transfer manages the entire file transfer process, providing an intuitive graphical interface and real-time progress reporting to ensure successful transfers of business-critical files.

The combination allows enterprises to manage file transfers with BMC Software’s industry-leading job scheduling solution while ensuring the security of mission-critical data. SSH is now an authorized business partner in BMC Software’s MarketZone Partner Products Program. MarketZone is BMC Software’s program that promotes the development, marketing and distribution of complementary partner products. SSH Tectia and BMC Software CONTROL-M for Advanced File Transfer are available now.

“CONTROL-M schedules multi-platform and multi-application jobs and manages them from a business service perspective. It ensures secure, automated file transfers for our customer’s critical data,” said Gur Steif, director, Application Management, BMC Software. “By leveraging the advanced file transfer features of CONTROL-M with end-to-end communications security of SSH Tectia, enterprises can conduct batch file transfers, quickly, securely and efficiently.”

“Enterprises rely heavily on batch file transfers of confidential data to complete business transactions,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “Compliance, ensuring the chain of custody, and data protection are key drivers in securing customer’s mission critical data. SSH Tectia enhances the power of BMC Software’s CONTROL-M solution by securing file transfers from start to finish, allowing businesses to operate as efficiently as possible, without the concern of costly breaches.”

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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