SSH Introduces a New Security Management Platform

SSH Tectia Manager Enables Centralized Deployment, Configuration,

Maintenance and Monitoring for SSH Tectia Solution in Large Environments

Oct 01, 2003, 01:00 ET from SSH Communications Security

    HELSINKI, Finland, PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SSH
 Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed
 security middleware, today announced SSH Tectia(TM) Manager, the first
 security management platform designed for the centralized deployment,
 configuration and monitoring for managed security middleware in large
 enterprise environments.  SSH Tectia Manager dramatically reduces the total
 cost of ownership for large environments, while enforcing consistency of
 security policy throughout the organization.
     "IT managers have a tedious and time consuming burden of managing their
 security solutions," said Tatu Ylonen, CTO of SSH Communications Security
 Corp.  "SSH Tectia Manager solves this issue by allowing IT managers to manage
 deployment, provide upgrades and monitor technical issues from a central
 location for their SSH environments.  SSH Tectia Manager not only provides our
 customers with greater ease of use and lower overhead costs, but increases the
 level of security by reducing human error."
     Unlike other security solutions that require significant modification or
 costly hardware investments, SSH Tectia is based on the managed security
 middleware concept that does not require any re-engineering or modification to
 the supporting IT infrastructure or applications, allowing easily integration
 into heterogeneous, multi-platform IT environments.
     Today, IT managers need to streamline processes as much as possible in
 order to compensate for lowered IT budgets.  SSH Tectia Manager provides
 customers with added security, reduced reaction time and greater scalability
 for secure growth.  Key features include:
     -- Centralized deployment and upgrades -- Reduces the time and resources
        required for large deployments and maintenance.  Critical patches and
        updates are deployed effectively throughout the organization.
     -- Intelligent centralized configuration -- Improves the consistency of
        security policy throughout the organization and reduces manual
        configuration errors.
     -- Reporting, statistics and monitoring capabilities -- Enhances
        administrator visibility of the environment, enabling fast reactions to
        deviations and anomalies. Demands of security auditors can be met with
        comprehensive and concise reports on total environment status.
     -- Built-in database and robust management architecture -- Provides a
        secure future growth path into large-scale enterprise environments.
        Role-based administrator access control and auditing adapt SSH Tectia
        Manager to customer's IT organization and processes.
     Additional features include:
     -- Flexible host grouping with multiple views and hierarchies
     -- Centralized server host public key distribution
     -- SSH Secure Shell environment logging and monitoring
     -- Online status reporting on binary and configuration update success
     -- Encrypted and authenticated management connections
     -- Role-based administrator access management
     -- Administrator audit trail logging
     -- Host and configuration data stored in SQL database
     -- TLS protected Web management interface
     Product Pricing and Availability
     SSH Tectia Manager will be available for first customer shipment later
 this month.  Please contact an SSH sales representative for further details.
 Contact SSH sales at or contact SSH sales in Helsinki, Finland, at
 +358-20-500-7030, Palo Alto, Calif., USA, at +1-650-251-2700 or Tokyo, Japan
 at +81-3-3459-6830.
     About SSH Tectia
     SSH Tectia is an enterprise class suite of security solutions based on
 SSH's industry leading technologies.  SSH Tectia client/server solution is
 based on the award-winning SSH Secure Shell used by millions worldwide.  SSH
 Tectia enables end-to-end secure communications throughout the internal and
 external network.  SSH Tectia provides transparent strong encryption and
 authentication and easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform
 environments.  SSH Tectia's management capabilities allow for easy scalability
 and centralized policy deployment.
     About SSH Tectia Manager
     SSH Tectia Manager is a centralized security management module ideal for
 large-scale deployments and seamless transparent security policy enforcement
 in real time throughout the SSH Tectia environment.  Integrated auditing and
 monitoring features allow enterprises to effectively maintain SSH security
 solution environments.  SSH Tectia Manager reduces total cost of ownership and
 accelerates return on investment by easing the burden on IT resources.
     About SSH Communications Security
     SSH Communications Security, a world-leading supplier of managed security
 middleware, offers a broad range of award-winning products designed to address
 the most critical security issues for businesses, financial institutions and
 governments worldwide.  SSH Tectia(TM), based on the award-winning SSH Secure
 Shell, the standard for secure network communications and remote
 administration. SSH Tectia Certifier provides a robust certification authority
 for flexible and strong authentication through digital certificates and
 tokens.  The market-leading, award-winning SSH IPSec family of toolkits for
 OEMs and software developers enables fast time-to-market and reduced in-house
 development costs.  SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under
 HEX:SSH1V.  For more information, please visit
      Finland Corp. Contact:    U.S. Corp. Contact:     Japan Corp. Contact:
      Anita Iivari              Byron Rashed            Shiho Hashimoto
      SSH Corp.                 SSH, Inc.               SSH Corp.
      +358-20-500-7477          +1-650-251-2721         +358-20-500-7040
      Finland Agency Contact:   U.S. Agency Contact:    Investor Relations
      Christina Forsgard        Kylie Ware              Kare Laukkanen
      NetProfile Finland        Walt & Company          SSH Corp.
      +358-9-6812-080           +1-408-496-0900 x 1069  +358-20-500-7433

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