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New SSH Tectia ConnectSecure Features Fast, Cost-Effective Application Security for Unix, Linux and Windows

HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SSH Communications Security Corp. (OMX: 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 availability of SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 6.0.2. This new version adds transparent Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) tunneling for Unix and Linux platforms in addition to existing support for Windows systems, enabling Unix, Linux and Windows users to easily implement end-to-end encryption for business-critical host connectivity.

HELSINKI, Finland and WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SSH Communications Security Corp. (OMX: 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 availability of SSH Tectia ConnectSecure 6.0.2. This new version adds transparent Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) tunneling for Unix and Linux platforms in addition to existing support for Windows systems, enabling Unix, Linux and Windows users to easily implement end-to-end encryption for business-critical host connectivity.

The award-winning SSH Tectia ConnectSecure enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively secure any FTP file transfer and data-in transit without any modification to the existing infrastructure, scripts or applications. Compatible with any commercial SSH or OpenSSH environment, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure is the newest addition to the SSH Tectia product family, which enables enterprises to implement high-performance secure file transfers, secure application connectivity and secure system administration throughout heterogeneous networks. SSH Tectia also helps organizations easily meet regulatory compliance requirements.

The new version of SSH Tectia ConnectSecure enables Unix, Linux and Windows users to easily and cost-effectively secure TCP application connectivity — such as between ERP and database application clients, application servers, and back-end storage hosts — without any modification to the applications or infrastructure. The TCP tunneling of SSH Tectia ConnectSecure is completely transparent to the user, providing a quick and easy method for secure file transfers and protecting data-in-transit throughout heterogeneous environments.

"When securing business-critical information in today's demanding Unix and Linux-based enterprises, IT security managers cannot afford to waste valuable IT resources or budget dollars on deploying cumbersome security solutions," said George Adams, CEO, SSH Communications Security, Inc. "SSH Tectia ConnectSecure enables IT managers to deploy robust TCP tunneling capabilities quickly, easily and cost-effectively. And by supporting any platform with commercial SSH or OpenSSH, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure provides an unmatched level of flexibility with robust features to meet the needs of a wide variety of IT environments."

SSH Tectia ConnectSecure provides revolutionary features, including automatic File Transfer Protocol to Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP-SFTP) conversion, transparent FTP tunneling and transparent TCP tunneling, to quickly replace unsecured protocols with secure-proven protocols in hours or days, rather than weeks, even in very large deployments. By providing compatibility with platforms incorporating commercial SSH or OpenSSH, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure significantly increases the number of enterprises, financial institutions, major retailers, and government agencies that can leverage its cost-saving benefits.

The SSH Tectia product family includes SSH Tectia Client, Server, Manager, ConnectSecure, and Server for IBM z/OS. SSH Tectia(R) Client/Server is the de facto standard for secure file transfers, system administration and application connectivity that is used by millions worldwide.

SSH Tectia is an award-winning, time-tested technology that is deployed in many Global Fortune 500 companies, including five of the top ten retailers, seven of the top ten financial institutions, large utilities and major government agencies worldwide. SSH Tectia Manager offers centralized management of the Tectia solution, easing the logging and audit burdens on valuable IT resources to help achieve lower TCO and an attractive ROI. SSH Tectia provides transparent, strong encryption, flexible authentication options, multi-platform support, and superior performance, without requiring modifications to the existing infrastructure or applications.

About SSH Tectia

SSH Tectia is the leading end-to-end communications security solution for the enterprise. The SSH Tectia solution is based on 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 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 http://www.ssh.com.

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