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SSH Communications Security’s Encrypted Channel Monitoring Solution CryptoAuditor™ Now Available on Amazon Web Services Marketplace


Amazon Web Services Customers Gain Access to Enhanced Security in Cloud Operations

HELSINKI and WALTHAM, Mass., July 8, 2015 – SSH Communications Security today announced that its CryptoAuditor privileged access management solution is now available on the AWS Marketplace. Companies running critical infrastructures and business environments on Amazon Web Services will now be able to easily deploy CryptoAuditor’s powerful security capabilities to monitor and control access to Amazon EC2 cloud environments from the Internet, as well as between Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC). To learn more, visit

CryptoAuditor is a network-based virtual appliance that has the capability to control, monitor and audit encrypted administrator sessions, as well as file transfers. Because CryptoAuditor requires no agents to be deployed or access portal to go through, it is fast to implement and has no impact on end-user experience or workflows. CryptoAuditor provides AWS customers with the means to enhance the security of their cloud operations beyond base-line bastion host or gateway models. Customers will be able to deploy CryptoAuditor as an Amazon EC2 instance directly from the AWS Marketplace and enable the auditing functionality by obtaining a license via SSH Communications Security or from one of its channel partners.

CryptoAuditor offers these benefits to AWS customers:

  • Accountability and review: Full session recording, search and playback features enforce accountability for privileged user operations within the cloud. Powerful visual playback of administrator sessions provides fast and powerful review for troubleshooting and incident response, beyond simple log entries.
  • Fast, easier access: Transparent bastion host and user mapping capabilities enable fast access to system and application accounts in the cloud for administration and management purposes, without additional authentication steps – while enforcing full session recording and accountability for privileged users. No changes are required to the end-user tools, workflow or the target host instances, enabling cost-effective access to enhanced security on AWS.
  • A flexible solution: Distributed architecture designed for virtual and cloud environments enables flexible deployment and adaptability to changes in cloud and network environments. No additional software needs to be installed on the user workstations or AWS instances.

Matthew McKenna, COO, SSH Communications Security, said:

“CryptoAuditor provides a streamlined, budget-friendly access management solution for the benefit of AWS customers. This powerful new component monitors and records the activities of privileged users without interfering with their normal workflow.”

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




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