SSH and SDS Deliver Secure File Transfer and FTP Management Solution for IBM Mainframe Computing Environments

Combined SSH Tectia(R) and SDS FTP Manager Solution Delivers Easy to

Implement Data Security and Monitoring for Enterprise Batch File Transfers

Jun 03, 2008, 01:00 ET from SSH Communications Security

    HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
 -- SSH Communications Security (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 announced a
 partnership with Software Diversified Services (SDS), a leading supplier of
 TCP/IP monitoring and file transfer solutions for IBM z/OS mainframes,
 wherein SDS will distribute and support a bundled solution combining SSH
 Tectia(R) Server for IBM z/OS and the SDS FTP Manager (SFM) product to
 provide a comprehensive encryption and secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
 automation solution.
     SSH and SDS are collaborating to provide a complete and
 easy-to-implement security solution for IBM z/OS mainframe-centric file
 transfers with a wide range of enterprise platforms. Working together, the
 SFM and SSH Tectia products will provide near-effortless, snap-in SSH
 protocol-based encryption and security for FTP, to and from IBM z/OS
 mainframes. The solution requires no changes to Job Control Language (JCL)
 jobs, data files or application infrastructure.
     SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS is an advanced, cost-effective, secure
 file transfer and secure data-in-transit solution for IBM z/OS mainframe
 environments. It provides transparent FTP tunneling and automatic FTP to
 SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) conversion for fast, low-cost
 replacement of unsecure FTP in enterprise networks. Offering
 state-of-the-art encryption and authentication technologies, it allows
 enterprises to quickly and easily secure file transfers and data-in-transit
 between IBM mainframe, Windows, Unix, and Linux systems.
     SFM enables real-time monitoring of IBM z/OS mainframe batch file
 transfers, automates FTP processes, secures individual FTP commands, and
 provides comprehensive audit trails to ensure basic compliance with key
 government regulations. In addition, SFM provides the FTP Control Language
 (FCL) for IBM mainframe batch jobs to log and retry failed transfers, while
 also notifying the attending operator when automated recovery fails.
 Through the SSH and SDS collaboration, programmers will no longer need to
 alter the JCL code to encrypt a file transfer.
     Together, the SSH Tectia and SFM solutions increase the level of
 security for enterprises conducting batch file transfers on the mainframe
 by combining robust data security with advanced monitoring and management
 functionality. SSH Tectia ensures that file transfers being monitored by
 SFM are no longer vulnerable to malicious threats. SFM further addresses
 FTP security shortcomings by integrating the z/OS FTP server with mainframe
 System Authorization Facility (SAF) security (RACF, ACF2, or Top Secret).
 SFM version 2.0, due for release in mid-summer, will seamlessly connect an
 IBM FTP client on z/OS to the SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS product to
 enable its advanced security and encryption technologies.
     The additional layer of security from SSH Tectia enables SFM users to
 meet more stringent data security standards as required by government and
 industry regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX),
 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security
 Standard), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
 SFM's robust monitoring and auditing of SFTP and Secure Copy (SCP) file
 transfers -- the secure protocols used by SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS --
 will provide powerful oversight, diagnostics and proof of regulatory
     "Although FTP is a popular tool for enterprise data communications and
 z/OS mainframe networks, it is risky by nature," said Jim Lampi, vice
 president, SDS. "We are very excited to work with SSH to help our customers
 achieve a much higher level of data security, whether they use FTP or other
 approaches. SSH Tectia is the leading enterprise security solution for IBM
 z/OS and distributed hosts, and is an ideal complement to SFM."
     "SDS has established a strong reputation for its IBM mainframe TCP/IP
 monitoring and file transfer solutions, as well as superior technical
 support and documentation to meet demanding system requirements," said Arto
 Vainio, CEO, SSH Communications Security, Corp. "SSH Tectia will provide
 SFM users with data encryption and secure FTP tunneling capabilities to
 protect their business-critical information, making it a win-win situation
 for all."
     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 Software Diversified Services
     Software Diversified Services (SDS), founded in 1982, is noted for the
 highest quality software, documentation and technical support in the
 business. SDS is a leading provider of enterprise software to over 1,500
 users worldwide. For more than 20 years SDS has built a reputation for
 superior, affordable products and reliable technical support. For more
 information, a free white paper, or a live demonstration by Webcast, see, or write to
     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
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