SSH Announces Partnership with Santa Monica Networks

2010-03-02

__Helsinki, Finland & Wellesley, MA, USA - __ SSH Communications Security (HEL:SSH1V), the market maker in real-time security software for modern, networked organizations, today announced a new partnership agreement with Santa Monica Networks, a Finnish provider of demanding data network solutions. The agreement allows Santa Monica Networks to offer the convenience of Tectia MobileID as a new authentication solution to their enterprise customers.

Tectia MobileID is an authentication solution that provides one-time passwords to users' mobile phones during the login procedure. This SMS authentication method can be used to replace hardware authentication tokens, making the process easier and more convenient, especially for users on the move.

“Tectia MobileID complements our offering of secured remote connection solutions. It is a perfect fit for those customers whose end-users are often on the road, for example traveling on business or working from home, and who need a secure yet easy way to log in to the company network,” said Kai Vuokko, the CEO of Santa Monica Networks.

“We find Santa Monica Networks a most welcome addition to our partners. Their expertise and knowledge of their clients' security needs makes us confident that our partnership will be equally beneficial to all parties particularly end users,” said Tero Harjula, Executive Vice President of SSH Communications Security responsible for partnerships.

SSH and Santa Monica Networks also collaborated to provide an authentication solution for Stockmann, a major Finnish department store chain. Tectia MobileID helps international companies like Stockmann to reduce the costs of delivering and coordinating authentication devices. Tectia MobileID facilitates the maintenance of authentication and also enables secure remote work.

Santa Monica Networks Oy is a Finnish expert in secure data network solutions. Santa Monica Networks have accumulated knowledge on network security during their long experience with demanding data network solutions and while working up to certified partnerships with several vendors. In 2008, Santa Monica Networks employed 22 persons and their net sales in Finland were 13.6 million Euros. For more information, visit www.smn.fi.

SSH Communications Security Corp. is the market maker in real-time security software for modern, networked organizations. We create an invaluable Circle of Trust for our customers and their stakeholders by securing, automating, and governing confidential information with our Tectia solutions in fixed, mobile, and cloud environments.

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 was established in 1995, and holds 14 patents. Its shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.