HELSINKI and WELLESLEY, Mass., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SSH Communications Security, known the world over as the inventor of the secure shell protocol, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named the SSH Information Assurance Platform a Gold winner of the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the category of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance. The Security Industry Global Excellence Awards honor excellence in every facet of the industry.
Without a way to centrally manage or find SSH keys within network environments, major enterprises, governments and financial institutions are vulnerable to attacks that use lost or stolen SSH keys to compromise sensitive data. Furthermore, these companies run afoul of federal regulations like SOX, resulting in heavy fines and corporate embarrassment. SSH Communications Security's Information Assurance Platform delivers the most comprehensive secure shell management solutions available, ensuring compliance with SOX and other federal and industry standards and reducing the risk of network compromise.
"Many of the top financial institutions in the world use our solutions to ensure compliance and reduce risk," said Tatu Ylonen, CEO and founder of SSH Communications Security. "The industry demand for a strong solution that both enables SOX compliance and prevents data breaches is reflected by this industry honor. We are pleased to have our commitment to our customers' security and business stability recognized by this best-in-category showing from the Security Industry Global Excellence Awards."
About SSH Communications Security
Founded in 1995, SSH Communications Security is the company that invented the SSH protocol - the gold standard protocol for data-in-transit security solutions. Today, over 3,000 customers across the globe - including seven of the Fortune 10 - trust our Information Assurance Platform to secure the path to their information assets. We enable and enhance business for thousands of customers in multiple industries in the private and public sectors around the world. A fast-growing company, SSH Communications Security operates in the Americas, Europe, and APAC regions, with headquarters located in Helsinki, Finland. The company shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
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