SSH Managed Security Middleware Achieves Entrust Ready(TM) Status Relationship Provides Customers With Best-in-Class End-to-End Security

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    HELSINKI, Finland, PALO ALTO, Calif. and TOKYO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SSH
 Communications Security (HEX: SSH1V), a world-leading developer of managed
 security middleware, today announced that its SSH Tectia(TM) client/server
 solution 4.1 for integrated, multi-platform secure communications has achieved
 Entrust Ready(TM) status.
     The Entrust Ready designation is awarded by Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU),
 a world-leading provider of Identity and Access Management solutions, and
 refers to products and services that have been reviewed for compatibility and
 interoperability with Entrust offerings.
     This integration will allow customers to leverage Entrust's Secure
 Identity Management and Secure Data solutions for secure remote access and
 file transfer using the SSH Tectia product.
     "Our relationship with Entrust and achieving the Entrust-Ready designation
 will enable us to provide customers with a robust secure and scalable
 authentication infrastructure, including transparent business application
 protection and secure system administration," said Tatu Ylonen, founder and
 CTO of SSH Communications Security Corp.  "SSH's continuing mission is to
 educate IT managers on the need for end-to-end security and align itself with
 world-leading companies such as Entrust in order to help achieve this goal."
     SSH Tectia client/server solution 4.1, based on the SSH Secure Shell
 technology, is designed to protect enterprises, government and financial
 organizations from internal and external threats to the network.  Integration
 with Entrust products will allow SSH Tectia customers to:
 
     -- Use digital certificates issued with Entrust Authority(TM) Security
        Manager for authenticating both users and servers within SSH Tectia
        client/server solution 4.1.  This will enable secure and scalable
        authentication, while reducing the administration burden related to
        user management.
     -- Integrate SSH Tectia Client and Connector 4.1 with products from the
        Entrust Entelligence(TM) product portfolio, which provides Windows
        users with a single login procedure for both secure remote
        administration and application tunneling.  As a result, organizations
        can implement transparent communications security to enterprise
        desktops helping to reduce total costs.
     -- Incorporate Entrust Authority(TM) toolkit libraries with SSH Tectia
        Server 4.1 to facilitate centralized host key management for
        scalability without the need for third party-driver installation.
 
     "We are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with SSH, a well
 respected industry leader.  Our relationship with SSH is a great example of
 how Entrust is working with leading companies to bring customer-driven
 solutions to market," said Chris Voice, vice-president, Identity Management,
 Entrust.  "With the combined solution, customers can leverage the strong
 authentication capabilities of Entrust(R) products with SSH's remote access
 and secure interactive file transfer capabilities."
     SSH Communications Security is a Technology Partner in the Entrust
 TrustedPartner Program, a global program designed to extend the marketing and
 services capabilities of vendors who consider security a business imperative.
 The program builds on a 10-year history and is comprised of participants who
 are leaders in service, technology and innovation and who share Entrust's
 objective in delivering customer-driven solutions to market.
 
     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 Entrust
     Entrust, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Identity and Access
 Management solutions.  Entrust software helps enable enterprises and
 governments to extend their business reach to customers, partners and
 employees.  Entrust's solutions for secure identity management, secure
 messaging and secure data can help increase productivity and improve extended
 relationships by helping to transform the way transactions are done online.
 Over 1,250 organizations in more than 50 countries use Entrust's proven
 software and services to turn business and security challenges into secure
 business opportunities. For more information, please visit:
 http://www.entrust.com .
 
     About SSH Communications Security
     SSH Communications Security is a leading provider of easy-to-use centrally
 managed data security solutions addressing the most critical needs of large
 enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies.  As the original
 developer of the widely used Secure Shell technology, SSH is also pioneering
 the managed security middleware market with its award-winning SSH Tectia(TM)
 solution.  With SSH Tectia, organizations can cost-effectively protect their
 business communications against both internal and external security risks.
 Currently more than 100 of Global Fortune 500 companies are using SSH security
 solutions to secure their data communications.  SSH shares are quoted on the
 Helsinki Exchanges Main List.  For more information, please visit www.ssh.com.
 
     NOTE:  Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United
 States and certain other countries.  In Canada, Entrust is a registered
 trademark of Entrust Limited.  All Entrust product names are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited in certain
 countries.  All other company and product names are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
     SSH(R) is a registered trademark of SSH Communications Security Corp in
 the United States and in certain other jurisdictions. All other names and
 marks are property of their respective owners.
 
     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
      anita.iivari@ssh.com      byron.rashed@ssh.com    shiho.hashimoto@ssh.com
 
     Finland Agency Contact:   U.S. Agency Contact:    Investor Relations
      Christina Forsgard        Tiffany Anderson        Kare Laukkanen
      NetProfile Finland        Walt & Company          SSH Corp.
      +358 9 6812 080           +1-408-496-0900 x 2988  +358 20 500 7433
      christina@netprofile.fi   tanderson@walt.com      kare.laukkanen@ssh.com
 
 

SOURCE SSH Communications Security

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