PfN Technologies Endorses SSH Sentinel VPN Client to Secure Remote Access Into The Corporate Network

SSH Sentinel Gives PfN Customers Access to a Complete VPN Solution That Is

Highly Secure and Easy to Deploy and Manage

Apr 08, 2003, 01:00 ET from SSH Communications Security

    HELSINKI, Finland, PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO, April 8 /PRNewswire/ --
 SSH Communications Security (HEX: SSH1V), a world-leading developer of
 Internet security solutions, today announced that PfN Technologies, Inc. (PfN)
 is recommending that its enterprise and service provider customers purchase
 SSH Sentinel(TM) VPN (Virtual Private Network) client software to securely
 access corporate resources via the Internet.  PfN is recognized for its
 industry leading technology that drastically simplifies the management of IP
     As an advocate of SSH Sentinel, PfN will advise its customers to integrate
 the award-winning IPSec (Internet Protocol Security)-based VPN client to
 secure data in wireline and wireless environments.  SSH Sentinel is a strong,
 transparent solution to extend corporate security to remote and internal
 users.  SSH Sentinel can be used with PfN's flagship product, the WirePower
 dVPN, which provides policy-enabled enterprise gateway IP VPN services.
     "Secure remote access is essential in today's business environment and our
 customers need to be assured that they will receive end-to-end network
 security with our solution," said Harley Stowell, CEO of PfN.  "Should our
 customers need this capability, we will highly recommend that they use SSH
 Sentinel for remote users managed by our WirePower dVPN.  SSH Sentinel
 provides NAT traversal and AES encryption for our customers, allowing
 WirePower to easily establish a complete VPN connection from any location to
 the corporate headquarters or other remote office location.  This capability
 also becomes increasingly important as we move into government and financial
     The WirePower dVPN applies PfN's patented policy-based service management
 technology and architecture to AES/IPSec VPN services, enabling secure
 communications over the Internet.  The WirePower dVPN product is deployed as a
 gateway device and enables multi-enterprise VPNs, WANs or managed VPN services
 to be dynamically established and managed by enterprises, service providers,
 and network carriers.
     "PfN's decision to endorse SSH Sentinel further demonstrates our
 commitment to provide users such as telecommuters and road warriors with a
 secure way to access and transmit vital information," said George Adams,
 president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc.  "SSH Sentinel can be
 integrated seamlessly to work with PfN's WirePower dVPN.  The combination of
 SSH and PfN technologies provides customers a robust, cost-effective, and
 complete security solution that guarantees security anytime, anywhere."
     About SSH Sentinel
     SSH Sentinel is an easy to use VPN client software based on the latest
 IPSec technology.  SSH Sentinel provides smooth integration with the corporate
 network that allows users to securely access corporate resources via the
 Internet regardless of the type of connection providing remote access and
 enabling file transfer, e-mail, Web browsing, messaging, and IP telephony.
 SSH Sentinel offers strong encryption and authentication, certificate support
 and a personal firewall.
     About SSH Communications Security
     SSH Communications Security, a world-leading supplier of Internet security
 solutions, offers a broad range of award-winning products designed to address
 the most critical security issues for businesses, financial institutions and
 governments worldwide.  SSH's award-winning remote access software, SSH Secure
 Shell, the de facto standard for secure remote access and data transfer, and
 SSH Sentinel(TM), a feature-rich remote access VPN "smart" client are ideal
 solutions for securing wireline and wireless networks.  The SSH Certifier(TM)
 product family provides a robust certification authority for flexible and
 strong authentication through digital certificates and tokens.  The
 market-leading, award-winning SSH IPSec family of toolkits for OEMs and
 software developers enables fast time-to-market and reduced in-house
 development costs.  SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under
 HEX: SSH1V.  For more information, please visit
     About PfN Technologies
     PfN Technologies, Inc. (PfN), founded in 1995, designs, develops and
 markets industry-leading IP VPN technology and solutions that automate the
 provisioning of secure connections based on business rules.  The WirePower
 product line combines industry-standard VPN technology with market-leading VPN
 management software to deliver the best IP VPN solution in the industry.  Our
 state-of-the-art products provide our customers with next generation VPN
 functionality that cost-effectively increases their network security while
 dramatically decreasing the complexity of managing their VPNs.  For more
 information, please visit
     NOTE:  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.
     CONTACT:  Finland Corp. Contact, Anita Iivari of SSH Corp.,
 +358-20-500-7477, or, or U.S. Corp. Contact, Byron Rashed
 of SSH, Inc., +1-650-251-2721, or, or Japan Corp.
 Contact, Shiho Hashimoto of SSH Corp., +358-20-500-7040, or, or Finland Agency Contact, Christina Forsgard of
 NetProfile Finland, +358-9-6812-080, or, for SSH
 Corp., or U.S. Agency Contact, Kylie Ware of Walt & Company, +1-408-496-0900,
 ext. 1069, or, for SSH Corp.

SOURCE SSH Communications Security