SSH Founder Tatu Ylonen to Address Shortcomings of Perimeter Security at the 2006 RSA Conference Secure Shell Creator to Outline Benefits of an End-to-End Communications

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HELSINKI, Finland and PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 6

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 Tatu Ylonen, its founder and the inventor of
 Secure Shell, will present at this year's RSA(R) Conference.  Addressing the
 problems associated with sole reliance on perimeter security, the presentation
 will take place Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3:25 p.m. at the RSA Conference in San
 Jose, Calif.
     According to Gartner, 70 percent of unauthorized access to information
 systems is committed by employees, and more than 95 percent of these internal
 security breaches result in significant financial losses.  For these reasons,
 traditional perimeter security supplied by systems such as firewalls and
 anti-virus software are no longer sufficient for protecting the enterprise.
     End-to-end communications security is an advanced solution that overcomes
 the limitations of perimeter-based enterprise security approaches by
 protecting data communications from start to finish.  Operating between the
 applications themselves and the IT infrastructure, these systems also enable
 central management of security software and policies across the enterprise.
 In his presentation, Ylonen will address the inherent limitations of existing
 enterprise security approaches in light of new threats and the expanding
 regulatory environment, and show how end-to-end security and central
 manageability can deliver an order of magnitude improvement in security
 against both internal and external risks.
     In 1995, Tatu Ylonen developed the Secure Shell protocol, the de facto
 standard for secure remote system administration and file transfer used by
 millions worldwide, and founded SSH Communications Security.  He established
 and led several companies prior to SSH Communications Security, including
 Applied Computing Research (ACR) Ltd. in 1994 and New Generation Software
 (NGS) Ltd. in 1988.  Ylonen holds a Master of Science degree in Technology
 from Helsinki University of Technology.  He is a member of ICSA (International
 Computer Security Association), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics
 Engineers), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and is very active
 within IETF.  He has authored several articles in national and international
 publications.
 
     About the RSA Conference
     The RSA(R) Conference provides a forum for information security
 professionals to learn, network and grow professionally.  Celebrating its 15th
 year, the conference will offer more than 200 class sessions in 17 tracks, and
 275 exhibitors representing all aspects of the security industry.
 
     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 Main List.  For
 more information, please visit www.ssh.com.
 
     NOTE:  ssh(R) 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 respective
 owners.
 
     SSH Corp. and Europe Contact:            U.S. Regional Contact:
     Petri Sakkinen                           Byron Rashed
     SSH Corp.                                SSH Inc.
     +358-20-500-7404                         +1-949-643-0733
     petri@ssh.com                            byron.rashed@ssh.com
 
     Asia Pacific Regional Contact:           Investor Relations Contact:
     Mika Peuranen                            Shiho Hashimoto
     SSH Corp.                                SSH Corp.
     +358-20-500-7419                         +358-20-500-7470
     mika.peuranen@ssh.com                    shiho@ssh.com
 
     U.S. Agency Contact:
     Ashley Wolf
     Walt & Company
     +1-408-496 0900 x 2984
     awolf@walt.com
 
 

SOURCE SSH Communications Security

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