SSH Communications Security Unveils SSH User Key Management Solution at RSA Conference in San Francisco

2012-02-28

Wellesley, MA & Helsinki, FI – SSH Communications Security, known the world over as the inventors of the SSH protocol, unveiled today at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, the first new extension of its SSH Information Integrity Platform, SSH User Key Management. The module will serve to provide enterprises the ability to identify, organize and maintain trust relationships of applications, user and service accounts to their respective target SSH servers through the management of public and private keys.

“Enterprises most critical data and applications are often transported and housed on SSH and OpenSSH servers. Those enterprises using public key authentication to manage access to those servers are faced with a significant challenge today in terms of knowing who and what may access those servers. This is not only a major security and compliance risk, however it is also a cost issue, whereas many organizations manage this function manually with little or no oversight,” states Tatu Ylönen, CEO of SSH Communications Security.

The Universal SSH Key Manager will function as an extension of SSH’s ability to control and manage another facet of the SSH infrastructure already prevalent in today’s enterprises. SSH already has the ability to manage centrally configurations, deployments, policies and host keys for its own commercial Tectia SSH variant as well as OpenSSH.

“We are excited to work closely with our key customer pilots to ensure that we address the primary problems they face today in managing their SSH environment. We have approached solving this problem from the perspective that any solution we provide must improve process, decrease operational costs, mitigate the current risks they face in managing their SSH user keys and finally ensure that they are compliant under PCI-DSS, SOX and HIPAA standards,” summarized Matthew McKenna, Head of Sales and Marketing.

SSH Communications Security

Founded in 1995, SSH Communications is the company that invented the SSH protocol - the gold standard protocol for data-in-transit security solutions. Today, over 3,000 customers across the globe, including 7 of the Fortune 10, trust our Information Integrity Platform to secure the path to their information assets. We enable and enhance business for thousands of customers in multiple industries in the private and public sectors around the world. We operate in the Americas, Europe, and APAC regions, with headquarters located in Helsinki, Finland. The company holds 15 patents and its shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

For more information on SSH Communications Security please visit www.ssh.com.

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