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SSH Communications Security and Cinia Launch Partnership to Secure Critical Infrastructure and Networks


Partnership to Enable International Organizations to Build Cyber Secure IT Infrastructures and Cloud-Based Environments

HELSINKI, Jan. 7, 2015 – SSH Communications Security today announced a frame agreement with Cinia Group, a Finland-based provider of intelligent connectivity and transmission services. The agreement enables Cinia to use SSH products to ensure the security of Cinia’s critical infrastructure and data networks, strengthening Cinia’s position in ICT markets with exceptionally high security requirements.

The frame agreement complements Cinia’s offering with data security solutions. SSH products will be available from Cinia as individual components and comprehensive services. New offerings will benefit both existing Cinia clients and new users of cyber secure data connection currently being built between Finland and Germany (such as the C-Lion1 sea cable).

The cooperation between and SSH and Cinia marks a new step in Cinia’s strategy to enable international organizations to build cyber secure IT infrastructures and cloud-based environments that respond to their operational needs in the future. At the first stage, the future service environment will benefit organizations with operations in Germany and Finland.

The frame agreement includes the utilization of a new next generation SSH firewall solution as part of Cinia’s connectivity services. Developed in Finland by SSH as an independent actor, the new SSH firewall will later be commercially available for other companies and organizations.

Harri Koponen, CEO, SSH Communications Security, said:

“The new European Network and Information Security directive and the existing Data Protection Directive are placing more emphasis on compliance requirements for data transfers and data management than ever before within the European Union. We are pleased to partner with Cinia to deliver Secure Shell key management and encrypted channel monitoring solutions to Cinia customers to empower them to meet these requirements.”

Ari-Jussi Knaapila, CEO, Cinia Group, said:

“Our client organizations increasingly run their services on digital platforms, which adds to their need to ensure the security and availability of their digital infrastructure. Adding security products in our portfolio enables us to provide our clients across industries with services that meet both governmental and industry-specific standards.”

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

About Cinia

Cinia Group provides network, system and software services customized for customer needs. The portfolio includes IoT and connectivity services to both fixed and mobile locations. Cinia also offers services for data collection, management and analysis; professional services; and secure software development. Cinia owns over 10 000 km of backbone network in Finland, and has plans for further 3 000 km elsewhere in Northern Europe. For further information, please visit

Europe & APAC Contact:

Shiho Hashimoto

SSH Communications Security

+358 40 549 3387

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