October 13, 2008

SSH Announces End-to-End Enterprise Security Solution for Linux on IBM System Z

HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SSH Communications Security Corp. (OMX: 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 introduced SSH Tectia(R) Server for Linux on IBM System z. This new version of SSH Tectia provides a unified, end-to-end security model that extends from distributed platforms, to mainframes running the Linux operating system on the IBM System z platform, and also to virtualized environments.

SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z delivers unparalleled enterprise-class security to the growing number of global data centers running Linux on IBM mainframe systems. It leverages the flexibility, manageability and security features of the System z architecture and SSH Tectia's advanced security capabilities, including the SSHG3(TM) architecture to secure encrypted communication channels between the IBM mainframe and distributed platforms. As a result, SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z delivers robust data encryption, secure file transfers, secure application connectivity, and secure system administration, all in a single, scalable, high-performance solution. SSH Tectia Server for Linux in IBM System z also utilizes the hardware crypto accelerator on the IBM mainframe, creating less overhead and optimal performance.

"As an open source platform, Linux on System z poses unique security challenges for enterprise IT managers as it is increasingly being used as an OS for virtualized IT environments," said George Adams, CEO, SSH Communications Security, Inc. "SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z is a fully supported end-to-end communications security solution when running Linux on IBM System z mainframes, as well as throughout today's complex multi-platform environments. These days, enterprises cannot afford to gamble on IT security. With SSH Tectia, they can rest assured that critical corporate, customer and consumer data is protected at all times."

SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z is a cost-efficient solution to maintain iron-clad data security as enterprises transition to virtualized IT environments. SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z adds powerful security capabilities, including secure host database connections, secure remote logins and secure file transfers throughout internal and external networks.

In addition to providing support for IBM System z, the SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS solution also supports IBM z/OS as well as all key enterprise computing platforms, including Windows and UNIX, enabling seamless, end-to-end security for file transfers and data-in-transit throughout today's heterogeneous computing environments.

The SSH Tectia product family includes SSH Tectia Client/Server, SSH Tectia Manager, the award-winning SSH Tectia ConnectSecure(TM), SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS, and the new SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z. SSH Tectia Client/Server is the de facto standard for secure file transfers, system administration and application connectivity that is used by millions worldwide.

SSH Tectia is an award-winning, time-tested data security solution that is deployed in many Global Fortune 500 companies, including seven of the top ten financial institutions, five of the top ten retailers, large utilities and major government agencies worldwide. SSH Tectia Manager offers centralized management of the SSH Tectia solution, easing the logging and audit burdens on valuable IT resources to help maintain regulatory compliance, achieve lower TCO and an attractive ROI. The award-winning SSH Tectia ConnectSecure enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively secure file transfers and data-in-transit without any modification to the existing infrastructure, scripts or applications, and is compatible for secure communications with any commercial SSH or OpenSSH environment.

SSH Tectia provides transparent, strong encryption, flexible authentication options, multi-platform support, and superior performance, without requiring modifications to the existing infrastructure or applications.

Pricing and Availability

SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z is available now from SSH Communications Security. Product pricing and further information can be obtained by contacting SSH regional sales offices, or by visiting http://www.ssh.com/.

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 file transfer, secure system administration and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout internal and external networks. 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 since 1995 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 http://www.ssh.com/.

    SSH Corp. Contact:    Americas Regional Contact:  Asia Pacific    George Adams          Byron Rashed                 Regional Contact:    SSH Corp.             SSH Inc.                    Shiho Hashimoto    +1 781 247 2100       +1 949 643 0733             SSH Corp.    [email protected]  [email protected]        +358 20 500 7470                                                      [email protected]     Europe Regional       Americas Agency Contact:    Investor Relations     Contact:             Cheryl Seaberg               Contact:    Bo Sorensen           Walt & Company              Mika Peuranen    SSH Corp.             +1 408 369 7200 x 2981      SSH Corp.    +358 20 500 7404      [email protected]                +358 20 500 7419    [email protected]                               [email protected]   

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CONTACT: George Adams, +1-781-247-2100, [email protected], or AsiaPacific, Shiho Hashimoto, +358 20 500 7470, [email protected], or Europe,Bo Sorensen, +358 20 500 7404, [email protected], or Investor, Mika Peuranen+358 20 500 7419, [email protected], all of SSH Communications SecurityCorp.; or Americas Regional, Byron Rashed of SSH Inc., +1-949-643-0733,[email protected]; or Americas Agency, Cheryl Seaberg of Walt & Company,+1-408-369-7200, ext. 2981, [email protected], both for SSH Communications SecurityCorp.

Web site: http://www.ssh.com/