SSH Delivers Next Generation Secure Shell Products With Higher Encryption Performance And Automated File Transfers

HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass. – September 21, 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 immediate availability of the SSH Tectia client/server solution 5.0 and SSH Tectia Manager 2.0.

With the new SSH Tectia versions, enterprises can implement high-performance secure system administration, automated file transfer, and secure application connectivity throughout heterogeneous networks including Windows, Unix, Linux, and IBM mainframe environments. SSH Tectia can be centrally managed with SSH Tectia Manager enabling faster security policy deployment and response to security attacks, and lower TCO while helping ensure ensuring regulatory compliance.

“The new SSH Tectia product versions represent the next generation of enterprise-class Secure Shell solutions by providing unparalleled encryption performance, the most extensive Secure Shell platform support in the market, and enhanced SFTP for easy, automated file transfer security,” said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. “These features have specifically been designed for and with our major customers to satisfy the critical security requirements of heterogeneous, large-scale enterprise networks worldwide.”

The new key features and benefits of the SSH Tectia client/server solution 5.0 include:
– SSH G3TM, the third generation Secure Shell protocol implementation, for faster FIPS 140-2 certified encryption throughput and connection scalability enabling enterprises to meet critical deadlines.
– CryptiCore® encryption and authentication technology for increased cryptographic performance.
– A complete client-side SFTP API (Application Programming Interface) for Java and C to enable seamless integration of secure file transfers for applications and third-party file transfer management systems.
– IBM z/OS platform support allows enterprises to secure system administration and file transfers in mission-critical IBM mainframe environments, as well as secure tunneled TN3270 application connections with SSH Tectia Connector.

The new SSH Tectia Manager 2.0 features include a built-in public-key infrastructure (PKI) functionality for centralized and scalable management of host authentication in large-scale SSH Tectia environments ensuring secure and cost-effective server maintenance. SSH Tectia Manager enables easy deployment and centralized monitoring to significantly reduce operating costs and meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Pricing and Availability

SSH Tectia Server 5.0, SSH Tectia Client 5.0, SSH Tectia Connector 5.0, and SSH Tectia Manager 2.0 are available immediately. Product pricing and further details can be obtained by contacting regional SSH sales, or by visiting for more information.

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 products provide transparent strong encryption and authentication, and are available for all key enterprise platforms including Windows, Unix, Linux and mainframes to easily integrate into heterogeneous network 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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