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SSH Communications Security Forms Partnership with Burning Tree to Accelerate UK Presence


Strategic Partnership Combines UK Firm’s Identity Access and Security Expertise with SSH User Key Management and Encrypted Access Control

HELSINKI, Finland and LONDON, April 12, 2016 - SSH Communications Security, the inventor of the SSH protocol and the leading provider of SSH key and access management solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with Burning Tree, a UK-based global consulting firm that specializes in security and identity management. Burning Tree complements SSH Communications Security’s current UK distribution network, in addition to Handd Business Solutions, with specialized capabilities that will help information security companies grow their business.

Founded in 2003, Burning Tree brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in information security, risk management and identity and access management (IAM). The Burning Tree team is formed of highly experienced professionals with backgrounds in financial services, telecommunications, public sector and information security technology.

Matthew McKenna, chief strategy officer and VP of key accounts, SSH Communications Security, said: “The UK has the largest IT security spend for both private and public sectors across Europe, estimated at over 2 billion Euro per year. It is home to some of SSH Communications Security’s largest and most significant customers and boasts strong banking, government, retail and telecommunication sectors that are rich with prospects for our offering. With Burning Tree’s intimate knowledge of the enterprise IAM space and security expertise, we will be able to more quickly and effectively reach customers and support our current channel in this market.”

Richard Menear, CEO, Burning Tree, said: “We welcome the opportunity to work together with SSH Communications Security. SSH Communications Security has an excellent brand reputation and is well positioned to fill an important and emerging gap in the IAM market with SSH user key management and encrypted access control. With their strong customer reference base and proven technology, we believe that together we can quickly build out market share and revenues in the UK.”

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 Burning Tree

Founded in 2003 and based out of London UK, Burning Tree is a specialized information security company dedicated to helping its customers gain true business value from security solutions. A team made up of industry experts with decades of experience in identity access management, risk governance and network security. Burning Tree operates globally and additionally provides advisory services to emerging technology companies to help them more quickly reach customers and grow market share in the UK and other European countries.




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