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SSH Communications Security to Launch Global Licensing Assessment Program Together with Deloitte

2012-02-27

Wellesley, MA & Helsinki, FI – SSH Communications Security, known the world over as the inventors of the SSH protocol, has signed a cooperation agreement with Deloitte Finland to establish a global licensing assessment program. The program was kicked off in February 2012 and establishes a permanent program.

“We are delighted to have Deloitte, as a well-merited and very experienced business consultancy, guide us through the process of engaging our customer base in our new global licensing assessment program. Over the past 15 years we have delivered Tectia/SSH software to over 3000 companies touching upon almost every country in the world. It is an essential part of our business going forward to have not only closer relationships with our customers, but also to establish a clearer understanding of exactly what Tectia/SSH software is in use within the organizations, where, and most importantly how it is used and what we can do to help our customers drive more value out of their investment.” states Matthew McKenna, Head of Sales and Marketing, SSH Communications Security.

“We are already assisting several leading software companies with their similar global license assessment programs. Our experience from these programs is that they bring additional value to both the software vendors and their customers. Through our worldwide network, we help software vendors to improve business processes, address risks and strengthen relationships and at the same time try to identify software asset management improvement opportunities for the customers. We are very pleased to deepen our relationship with Tectia through this co-operation”, adds Lasse Ingström, Competence Leader of Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte Finland.

Selected Tectia/SSH customers will be informed in writing of this license assessment program in the coming weeks outlining the objectives and approach. From there, the first assessments will begin in March and run throughout the year.

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. Its shares (TEC1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Deloitte Finland

In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte Finland, which is one of Finland's leading professional services firms. In Finland, Deloitte & Touche Oy is the member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte’s security & privacy services help organizations address pressing and pervasive information and technology risks.

PR Contact SSH:

Matthew McKenna

Head of Sales and Marketing

+358 50 387 0573

PR Contact Deloitte Finland:

Lasse Ingström

Competence leader, Enterprise Risk Services

+358 20 755 5389