HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SSH
Communications Security (HEX: 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 that
SSH Tectia supports a number of leading Common Access Cards (CACs) across
all key enterprise-class hardware/software platforms.
In 2004, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) mandated
that a standard be developed and implemented for secure and reliable
identification for communications among U.S. government agencies and their
contractors. This resulted in the use of CACs to provide identification and
strong two-factor authentication for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
systems. Several CAC solutions have been developed by vendors to meet the
new standard, but only SSH Tectia delivers secure end-to-end communications
to work with these cards across all key enterprise-class platforms.
Using SSH Tectia, in conjunction with CACs, enables secure remote
logins, promotes single sign-on, and encrypts data communications for
various applications, including system administration, file transfer and
secure e-mail, in compliance with the HSPD-12 mandate. For more information
about using CACs with SSH Tectia, please visit
SSH Tectia is certified through Federal Information Processing
Standards (FIPS) 140-2, a security standard developed to protect sensitive
federal government information. SSH Tectia supports Public Key
Infrastructure (PKI) authentication and X.509 v3 certificates, X.509 v2 CRL
fetching as well as Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), enabling it
to seamlessly support strong authentication for even the largest of U.S.
government applications with major CACs across IBM mainframe, UNIX, Linux,
and Windows platforms.
"CACs are becoming the standard to reliably identify the person
accessing data, but they only solve part of the problem," said George
Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. "To truly
achieve total end-to-end security, these cards must work flawlessly with a
system that seamlessly accesses PKI certificates and encrypts all data
communications among heterogeneous platforms. Only SSH Tectia delivers CAC
authentication for end-to-end communications security enabling secure
system administration, file transfer and application connectivity on
multiple enterprise platforms."
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 system administration, secure file
transfer and secure application connectivity with centralized management
throughout the internal and external network. 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 for 10 years 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. For
more information, please visit http://www.ssh.com.
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is a registered trademark of SSH Communications Security Corp in the United
States and in certain other jurisdictions. Tectia is a trademark of SSH
Communications Security Corp and may be registered in certain
jurisdictions. All other names and marks are the property of their
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