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SSH Communications Security and Certified Security Solutions Form Strategic Technology Partnership


Single-Source Key and Certificate Management Solution Simplifies Compliance Reporting and Meeting Risk Governance Requirements

HELSINKI, Finland and CLEVELAND, Mar. 1, 2016 – SSH Communications Security, inventor of the SSH protocol and market leader in SSH user key and access management technologies, and Certified Security Solutions (CSS), developers of the Certificate Management System (CMS), have formed a strategic technology partnership to bring customers a best-of-breed enterprise key management solution.

The partnership extends the strategic global reach of the mutual SSH Communications Security and CSS missions to provide enterprises a comprehensive key and certificate management solution for on-premises, in the cloud and network devices, providing customers with:

  • Unified comprehensive health check services for both certificates and SSH user keys
  • Unified compliance reporting and dashboard controls
  • Single purchasing mechanism and support line
  • Cost reduction through bundled purchasing
  • Managed service offering featuring both PKI and SSH user key management best practices

Kevin von Keyserling, CEO of CSS, said: “We are truly excited about the benefits our customers will receive from this joint offering. Customers now have a single industry-leading source for solutions to provide centralized digital certificate and SSH user key management based on the philosophies of modular design, least intrusive scalable architecture, cost-effective pricing and comprehensive functional richness.”

Matthew McKenna, chief strategy officer at SSH, said: “We see a desire in our customers to have a unified point of visibility and control over both their certificates and SSH user keys to simplify compliance reporting, meet risk governance requirements for access and resiliency, and gain cost benefits in common workflows and automation. With an integrated offering of CMS and Universal SSH Key Manager, customers will now not only have access to the most robust offering in the market but will also receive the most qualified consultation and services in each respective area.”

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 Certified Security Solutions (CSS)

As the market leader in enterprise and IoT digital identity security for data, devices, and applications, Certified Security Solutions (CSS) is a cyber security company that builds and supports platforms to enable secure commerce for global businesses connected to the Internet. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with operations throughout North America, CSS is at the forefront of delivering innovative software products and SaaS solutions that are secure, scalable, economical, and easy to integrate into any business. Visit for more information.




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