SSH Tectia Introduces Seamless OpenSSH Compatibility

New Features of SSH Tectia Allow Easy Migration and Smooth Interoperability

With OpenSSH Environments

Nov 28, 2005, 00:00 ET from SSH Communications Security Corp.

    HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 SSH Communications Security Corp. (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 new features
 for improved interoperability between SSH Tectia and OpenSSH implementations.
     Both SSH Tectia and OpenSSH are based on the Secure Shell version 2 (SSH2)
 protocol specifications, originally developed by SSH Communications Security
 and standardized by the IETF.  However, OpenSSH deviates from the standards in
 its SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) implementation.  SSH Tectia Client and Server
 now incorporate a compatibility mode for OpenSSH SCP, which still uses the old
 Secure Shell version 1 (SSH1).  In addition, the new SSH Tectia product
 versions will support the OpenSSH public-key file format, eliminating the need
 for manual key conversions.
     The improved compatibility features will be beneficial for enterprises
 that are in the process of migrating their OpenSSH environments to SSH Tectia,
 creating a smoother transition to ensure seamless connectivity during the
 migration period.  A number of organizations choose to deploy SSH Tectia
 initially to a specific server platform type, network domain, business
 division, or geographic site, and then expand use of SSH Tectia to other parts
 of the network over a period of months while continuing to use OpenSSH in
 those areas during the migration period.
     "The large installed base of the OpenSSH code on Linux and Unix servers
 today is a major opportunity for SSH," said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH
 Communications Security.  "Many organizations are choosing SSH Tectia as an
 enterprise-class Secure Shell deployment with its robust features, management
 capabilities, and expanding functionality and enhanced performance roadmap.
 With improved interoperability, we can now offer more complementing Secure
 Shell solutions to those organizations that are already using OpenSSH, and
 also provide an easy migration for customers who want to deploy SSH Tectia
 throughout the enterprise."
     Pricing and Availability
     SSH Tectia Client 4.4 and SSH Tectia Server 4.4 with enhanced OpenSSH
 compatibility are immediately available for existing maintenance customers.
 The new features will be generally available in SSH Tectia Client 5.1 and
 Server 5.1 in the beginning of 2006.  Product evaluations, pricing and further
 details can be obtained by contacting regional SSH sales, or by visiting for more information.
     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 Main List.  For
 more information, please visit
     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
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