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SSH Tectia ConnectSecure Receives Network Products Guide 2008 Product Innovation Award

SSH Communications Security's Revolutionary Addition to the SSH Tectia® Enterprise Security Product Family Recognized for Excellence in Data Protection

(PresseBox) (HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass., ) SSH Communications Security (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 that its new SSH Tectia® ConnectSecure product has received the prestigious "2008 Product Innovation Award".

The annual award, given by Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and a world-leading publication on technologies and solutions, recognizes vendors from all over the world with innovative and ground-breaking products that are bringing essential and incremental changes, and are setting the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure, an advanced enterprise-class product that drastically reduces the cost and time needed to secure file transfers and data-in-transit, was recognized as a superior enterprise security solution in the "data protection" category.

"A company's commitment to innovation is demonstrated through its ongoing development of high-quality solutions that continue to improve with each generation of products," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "Innovative products, such as SSH Tectia ConnectSecure, are providing enterprises with valuable solutions to secure file transfers and data-in-transit and maintain the integrity of critical corporate data."

SSH Tectia ConnectSecure includes Automatic FTP-SFTP (File Transfer Protocol-Secure File Transfer Protocol) Conversion, Transparent FTP Tunneling, and Transparent TCP Application Tunneling, enabling IT departments to quickly replace unsecure protocols with secure, proven protocols. Moreover, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure brings these time and cost-saving benefits for file transfers and data-in-transit with any server that incorporates the ubiquitous SSH (Secure Shell) protocol. This includes virtually all Unix and Linux servers, mid-range and mainframe systems supporting SSH, and systems properly integrating OpenSSH, an open source security software. When used with SSH Tectia Server, SSH Tectia ConnectSecure enables enhanced file transfer capabilities for the most demanding enterprise networks. SSH Tectia ConnectSecure does not require modification to existing infrastructure, applications or scripts, making it an ideal, cost-effective data security solution even for legacy applications.

"Network Products Guide's recognition of SSH Tectia ConnectSecure underscores our efforts to continuously enhance our innovative solutions to help organizations reduce their costs for protecting business-critical information from devastating security breaches," said George Adams, CEO, SSH Communications Security, Inc. "We are honored to receive an award that not only recognizes our company as a progressive industry leader, but also our SSH Tectia solution as a key enterprise data security solution."

SSH Tectia ConnectSecure is the newest family member to the SSH Tectia solution, which includes SSH Tectia Client, Server, Manager, and Server for IBM z/OS. The SSH Tectia solution allows enterprises to implement high-performance secure file transfers, secure application connectivity, and secure system administration throughout heterogeneous networks. To read more about this innovative product, please visit

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 mainframes to easily integrate into heterogeneous network environments.

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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