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)
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
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
http://www.sdsusa.com/sfm, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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