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
www.ssh.com 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 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
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Asia Pacific Regional Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
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SOURCE SSH Communications Security Corp.