New Version of SSH Tectia Managed Security Middleware Solution Provides Integrated Identity Management

Solution Provides Added Security, Scalability and Reduces the Complexity and

Costs Associated with Digital Certificates

HELSINKI, Finland, PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO, April 27

Apr 27, 2004, 01:00 ET from SSH Communications Security

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SSH Communications Security (HEX: SSH1V), a world-
 leading developer of managed security middleware, today announced a new
 version of its SSH Tectia(TM) managed security middleware solution.  The new
 SSH Tectia solution provides seamless integration with identity management
 that allows enterprises, financial institutions and governments to replace
 traditional, weak legacy authentication capabilities with digital certificates
 and strong, two-factor authentication.
     SSH Tectia is an enterprise class suite of security solutions based on
 SSH's industry-leading technologies, including the award-winning SSH Secure
 Shell used by millions worldwide.  SSH Tectia enables end-to-end secure
 communications throughout the internal and external network.  It 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.
     The new version of SSH Tectia includes SSH Tectia Certifier 3.0, SSH
 Tectia client/server solution 4.1 and SSH Tectia Manager 1.2.  New features
 and benefits include:
     -- SSH Tectia Certifier 3.0 -- The new version of SSH's PKI (Public Key
        Infrastructure) platform product introduces integration with identity
        management that allows organizations to replace weak legacy
        authentication with digital certificates and strong, two-factor
        authentication tokens without introducing a new layer of user
        management.  This new integrated identity management has been developed
        in cooperation with vendors such as IBM, HP and Computer Associates to
        ensure seamless compatibility with the leading identity management
        SSH Tectia Certifier 3.0 also includes fine-grained dual control and
        enhanced auditing for administrative operations improving operational
        risk management in mission-critical PKI environments. Other new
        features include Oracle support as an internal database in Windows.
     -- SSH Tectia client/server solution 4.1 -- The new version of the SSH
        Tectia multi-platform secure communications solution introduces
        integration with Entrust Authority enabling automated lifecycle
        management of both user and host certificates for added security and
        scalability. The new version also enhances platform support of SSH
        Tectia Client and Server with SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 and Red Hat
        Enterprise Server 3.0.
     -- SSH Tectia Manager 1.2 -- SSH Tectia Manager is a comprehensive
        security management platform that permits IT professionals to easily
        establish and maintain enterprise-wide security middleware from a
        central location.  The new version includes centralized deployment and
        operation of PKI credentials which reduces complexity and costs of
        using digital certificates for strong user authentication and scalable
        host key management in SSH Tectia client/server solution environments.
        SSH Tectia Manager 1.2 also supports the new SSH Tectia client/server
        solution 4.1.
     "The new versions of the SSH Tectia solution enables users to seamlessly
 integrate and manage robust, standards-based digital certificates within their
 existing infrastructure," said Tatu Ylonen, CTO and founder of SSH
 Communications Security Corp.  "The SSH Tectia solution is designed to protect
 critical networks from internal and external security threats by providing
 end-to-end secure communications across the network.  Using PKI for two-factor
 authentication is an additional safeguard to ensure proper identity management
 and greatly lowers the risk of unauthorized users accessing the network."
     "The management of digital certificates is critical for professional IT
 security environments," said Simon Perry, VP, Security Strategist of Computer
 Associates. "Leveraging SSH Tectia Certifier's robust features with CA's
 eTrust Admin identity management system enables user provisioning between the
 two systems making it possible to automatically issue, suspend or revoke
 digital certificates through only one system, easing the burden of PKI
 management. We are pleased to work with an industry-leader such as SSH to
 offer customers a feature-rich PKI solution."
     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(TM)
 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
     (C) 2004 SSH Communications Security Corp. All rights reserved. ssh(R) is
 a registered trademark of SSH Communications Security Corp in the United
 States and in certain other jurisdictions. All other names and marks are
 property of their respective owners.
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