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SSH.COM signs a contract for Universal SSH Key Manager® with a major German bank

UKM to be used for centralized key management and access control for the customer’s business-critical infrastructure

Helsinki – November 26, 2019 – ING-DiBA AG, the third largest retail bank in Germany with more than 9 million customers, has selected SSH.COM to deliver Universal SSH Key Manager (UKM) for centralized SSH key management and access control for its business-critical infrastructure. The order received covers software licenses, professional services, and related maintenance services.

Universal SSH Key Manager is unique in the marketplace as it is the only full-lifecycle, minimally invasive access control solution that automatically discovers, deploys, rotates, removes, and monitors SSH keys. UKM is the secret weapon of choice of many leading financials, retailers, manufacturers, and tech companies securing their critical infrastructure and customer data.

Large enterprises may have millions of key pairs authorizing both human and automated machine-to-machine access across their development, testing, and production environments. There is no audita­bility of who can access what or proper termination of access when authorized users leave the orga­nization. Auditors, and GRC and security specialists are waking up to the fact that authentication keys need the same level of protection, control, and auditing as passwords and encryption keys.

Gartner, the world's leading technology research and advisory company, has identified Privileged Access Management as one of its TOP 10 projects every enterprise should start in 2019[1]. SSH Key Management is a crucial but often overlooked area of Privileged Access Management in which SSH.COM offers a market-leading solution in UKM.

Mr. Joe Scaff, Chief Sales Officer of SSH.COM, comments: “We are gratified to win a highly competitive deal with a high-profile customer against some of our key rivals. This significant new deal demonstrates the market’s continued confidence in SSH.COM's leading expertise in providing a solution to the critical security challenge posed by unmanaged SSH keys. Our success in regulated industries, such as the finance sector showcase how proactive compliance keeps the leading companies a step ahead in cybersecurity.”

For more information about Universal SSH Key Manager™ and the company’s consulting and professional services, please visit:


SSH.COM helps organizations access, secure, and control their digital core – their critical data, applications, and services. We have over 3,000 customers around the world, including 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies, many of the world's largest financial institutions, and major organizations in all verticals. We are committed to helping our customers thrive in the cloud era with solutions that offer secure access with zero inertia, zero friction, and zero credentials risk. SSH.COM sells online; through offices in North America, Europe and Asia; and through a global network of certified partners. The company's shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ Helsinki. For more information, visit

[1] Smarter with Gartner, June 2019.

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