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SSH LAUNCHES SECURE SHELL TECTIA SERVER FOR IBM MAINFRAMES.

SSH Communications Security Corp., a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, has launched the new SSH Tectia(TM) Server (M) product for IBM(R) mainframes.

SSH Tectia is the first enterprise security solution to fully integrate the well-established Secure Shell protocol for IBM z/OS(R) mainframes. SSH Tectia Server (M) incorporates standards-based SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) functionality to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and authentication of critical file transfers. Versatile command-line tools and file transfer client programs enable easy scripting of automated file transfers such as overnight JCL (Job Control Language) batch transfers, log file gathering, and database backups.

When used in conjunction with SSH Tectia Connector for Windows workstations, SSH Tectia Server (M) allows transparent tunneling of TN3270 connections, eliminating exposure of plaintext passwords and securing the data while in transit. The broad platform support of SSH Tectia, which covers key enterprise platforms including Windows, Unix, and Linux, makes it an ideal solution to implement secure, cross-platform connectivity in large-scale enterprise networks.

"Until now, mainframe users have been struggling with integration challenges when trying to secure their FTP, TN3270, and other application connections between mainframes and Windows, Unix, and Linux systems," said Arto Vainio, CEO of SSH Communications Security. "With native mainframe support, SSH Tectia is now an ideal solution to easily and cost-effectively secure file transfers, system administration, and other TN3270 applications running on IBM mainframes."

The key features of SSH Tectia Server (M) include the following:

* SFTP, SCP, secure terminal, and TCP tunneling including TN3270

* Operation and execution from MVS and JCL

* Support for MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage) data sets including VSAM

* Support for RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret authentication

* Full code set translation, including ASCII-EBCDIC for file transfers

* Seamless use of hardware acceleration of cryptographic operations for increased throughput and scalability, and reduced CPU usage

Pricing and Availability

SSH Tectia Server (M) is immediately available. Product pricing and further details can be obtained by contacting regional SSH sales, or by visiting http://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 system administration, secure file transfer and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout the internal and external network. 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 for 10 years 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, visit http://www.ssh.com or call 949/643-0733.
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