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SSH Communications Security Announces Patent Enforcement Action against Sony

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-05-15 12:30 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SSH COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY CORPORATION COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT MAY 15, 2015 AT 1:30PM

SSH Communications Security Announces Patent Enforcement Action

Action filed against Sony for Patent Infringement in Germany

HELSINKI - SSH Communications Security Oyj today announced that it has filed patent infringement action in the Landgericht (District Court), Dusseldorf, Germany against Sony Mobile Communications International. The lawsuit involves a European Patent registered in Germany covering a technology fundamental to internet communications used for example in mobile devices and certain network equipment, including the use of proprietary Internet Telephony implementation in Sony devices.

The patent involved in the lawsuit is the German part of the European Patent No. 2254311, “Maintaining address translations for data communications”.

“We are committed to protect our intellectual property, and our preference is to enter into license arrangements without litigation whenever possible“, said Erkki Yli-Juuti, Vice President, Intellectual Property at SSH Communications Security.

The German patent court is expected to give its ruling in about one year.


Helsinki, May 15, 2015 SSH COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY CORPORATION

Harri Koponen Chief Executive Officer

Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Oy Major media www.ssh.com

Further information: Erkki Yli-Juuti, +358 20 500 7000

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 www.ssh.com.