HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 the next major release of its enterprise security solution, SSH Tectia 6.0. This version features SSH Tectia ConnectSecure, a major new family member that significantly expands the range of system platforms that can easily leverage the secure file transfer and secure data-in-transit benefits of the SSH Tectia architecture.
HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — 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 the next major release of its enterprise security solution, SSH Tectia 6.0. This version features SSH Tectia ConnectSecure, a major new family member that significantly expands the range of system platforms that can easily leverage the secure file transfer and secure data-in-transit benefits of the SSH Tectia architecture.
"Some of the world's largest enterprises have worked with us to develop SSH Tectia 6.0. As a result, securing file transfers and data-in-transit is easier, faster and more cost-effective than ever before to help companies meet their Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance deadlines," said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security Corp. "In addition, our new product, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure, brings some of these benefits to users of third-party Secure Shell products for the first time."
SSH Tectia ConnectSecure will help organizations of any size secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) file transfers and data-in-transit quickly and easily, without requiring modifications to applications, scripts or infrastructure. The product introduces new revolutionary features, including automatic FTP- SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) Conversion, Transparent FTP Tunneling and Transparent TCP Tunneling, enabling IT departments to replace unsecure protocols with secure-proven protocols in hours or days, rather than weeks. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure is available on Unix, Linux and Windows platforms, and will work with SSH Tectia Servers, as well as with other Secure Shell server products, including OpenSSH and commercially supported versions.
The new release also features SSH Tectia Client for Windows 6.0, a significantly enhanced Windows client that now supports Transparent TCP Tunneling and Automatic Tunneling, in addition to the traditional Secure Shell port forwarding. This makes the product the ideal choice for securing virtually any TCP/IP application without any modifications or changes. SSH Tectia Client for Windows is now the most versatile and capable Secure Shell Client available on the market.
Additional new features in SSH Tectia 6.0 include: — Easier deployment – improved installation and configuration options make it faster and easier to replace FTP and other unsecure protocols with secure alternatives. — New platform support – several new platforms, including HP-UX 11i v3, have been added, further expanding SSH Tectia's robust range of enterprise platform support. — Improved performance – the fast streaming Crypticore ciphers are now supported on Unix and Linux on Intel architecture platforms. — Improved IBM z/OS integration – several usability and performance improvements, including improved data streaming, makes SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS the ideal product for secure file transfers between mainframe and distributed environments.
With the release of SSH Tectia 6.0, enterprises can implement high- performance secure file transfers, secure application connectivity and secure system administration throughout heterogeneous networks comprised of Windows, Unix, Linux, and IBM mainframe systems. SSH Tectia Servers, SSH Tectia Clients and SSH Tectia ConnectSecure can be centrally managed with SSH Tectia Manager to enable efficient deployment in large environments, faster security policy deployment, faster response to security attacks, and lower total cost of ownership, while helping enterprises ensure regulatory compliance.
Pricing and Availability
SSH Tectia Client/Server Solution 6.0, including SSH Tectia ConnectSecure, will be available to customers in January 2008. SSH Tectia Server 6.0 for IBM z/OS will be available in March 2008. Product pricing and further details can be obtained by contacting SSH regional sales offices, or by visiting www.ssh.com.
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 file transfer, secure system administration and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout internal and external networks. SSH Tectia products provide transparent, strong encryption and authentication, and are available for all key enterprise platforms, including Windows, Unix, Linux, and IBM 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 since 1995 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.
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