HELSINKI and WALTHAM, Mass., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A typical Fortune 500 organization has over 1 million Secure Shell user keys that grant access to mission-critical information and systems, yet most C-level executives, IT security, risk management and audit professionals are often unaware of the size and scope of the risk. SSH Communications Security today announced that a major technology company has selected its Universal SSH Key Manager (UKM) offering to deliver centralized key management and access control for its business-critical infrastructure. The deployment will cover over 40,000 hosts internally across the entire lifecycle. For more information about Universal Key Manager, visit http://www.ssh.com/products/universal-ssh-key-manager.
- Mismanaged Secure Shell authentication keys leave organizations vulnerable to noncompliance fines and the risk of data breach, especially when keys authorizing high levels of administrative privilege are uncontrolled and unmonitored.
- Universal SSH Key Manager is the only comprehensive, full life-cycle Secure Shell access control solution available that automates the discovery, management, monitoring, remediation and reporting of Secure Shell authentication keys in the network environment.
- SSH Communications Security has managed the world's largest key remediation projects, helping organizations reduce risk and meet compliance mandates.
Matthew McKenna, chief commercial officer, SSH Communications Security, said:
"Rapidly growing numbers of endpoints and access mechanisms to on premise infrastructure and among cloud-based infrastructures are making security postures increasingly complex. Unfortunately, many organizations lack visibility into what Secure Shell keys are present in their network environments, what data those keys provide access to and who is actively using them. This major tech company is leveraging the Universal SSH Key Manager to support and secure access to its encrypted traffic by ensuring that its keys are centrally created, managed, rotated and replaced."
About SSH Communications Security
As the inventor of the SSH protocol, we have a twenty-year history of leading the market in developing advanced security solutions that enable, monitor, and manage encrypted networks. Over 3,000 customers across the globe trust the company's encryption, access control and encrypted channel monitoring solutions to meet complex compliance requirements, improve their security posture and save on operational costs. SSH Communications Security is headquartered in Helsinki and has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company's shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. For more information, visit www.ssh.com
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