State of Washington Selects SSH Tectia for Secure Digital Archiving System
State of Washington Implements Break-through Archiving System to Store and
Retrieve Critical Records
HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb. 28 /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 the State of Washington has selected the SSH Tectia(TM) solution to ensure both internal and external security for the new digital archiving system to be used at the Washington State Digital Archives. The system, which is being implemented at the state's new archive management center in Cheney, Wash., uses the SSH Tectia client/server solution and SSH Tectia Manager to protect tens of thousands of state and local documents of multiple formats being accessed by remote locations throughout the state -- information that previously could only be found in its original form or on microfiche. The Digital Archiving system also will help preserve the state's history while simplifying citizen transactions with state government. The state-of-the-art Digital Archiving system will ensure the authenticity of the record and protect the chain of custody by transmitting these documents using the SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) in SSH Tectia and x.509 digital certificates. This will enable state agencies to send and retrieve records such as birth and death certificates, state drivers' and other state documents in digital format, dramatically decreasing the time of request to delivery and increasing the efficiency of state employees using this system. This is just the beginning of other ground-breaking projects of this kind that will be implemented in the future with SSH Tectia, making the State of Washington the leader in cutting-edge technology and providing their citizens with unparalleled service. SSH Tectia Manager will allow the State of Washington to easily deploy, manage, maintain and perform auditing functions to internal and external hosts, easing the burden on IT resources, creating an attractive ROI. "Preserving and making valuable electronic public records more readily available has been a difficult and elusive service that the State of Washington must offer," said Adam Jansen, Digital Archivist for the State of Washington. "With limited resources and tight state budgets, the challenge was how to send, retrieve and store millions of documents in an efficient manner while maintaining the authenticity of the records and guaranteeing the chain of custody. SSH Tectia was the only solution out of many that we extensively tested that provided everything we needed. SSH Tectia supported a wide variety of platforms, automated scripting and strong encryption and authentication ensuring the secure transmission of these critical documents." "We are excited to see SSH Tectia Manager and the client/server solution being used in demanding applications like the State of Washington's Digital Archiving project, along with traditional secure remote administration and file transfer," said George Adams, president and CEO of SSH Communications Security, Inc. "This is an excellent example of SSH's mission in providing our customers with a cost-effective solution in securing mission-critical data throughout the network, both internally and externally. We are pleased and honored that the State of Washington chose SSH Tectia for this first ever Digital Archiving environment." 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 provides transparent strong encryption and authentication and easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform environments. About SSH Communications Security SSH Communications Security is a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and 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. 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