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SSH announces phishing-resistant authentication for privileged users and their devices with PrivX Authorizer

Helsinki, Finland – April 18, 2024SSH Communications Security (SSH), a global leader in securing communications for and between humans, systems, and networks, today announces significant enhancements to the authentication capacity of its solution portfolio, the PrivX Zero Trust Suite. PrivX Authorizer, including Device Trust Authorizer, provides more secure authentication for privileged users and their devices.

AI-powered phishing threat

Email phishing is an attack vector that leverages the weaknesses of credential-based authentication and weak MFA solutions. Hence, modern phishing-resistant MFA is needed, and modern SSH MFA solutions provide a powerful way to mitigate phishing attacks on authentication.

Strong authentication and just-in-time authorization for super-users

Authentication using off-the-shelf products is enough for standard users. However, there are some critical systems and high-impact operations that require stricter access control and stricter authentication. The users for this are about 1 in 200: super-users or power users, such as administrators and application owners.

For these sensitive users, PrivX Authorizer provides a phishing-resistant, biometrics-based advanced MFA that can authenticate the device and the user. The Device Trust solution continuously validates the device's security posture, terminating policy-contravening sessions automatically. Moreover, it can deny access based on anomalous user behavior, location, and time, or require re-authentication. Additionally, PrivX Authorizer will be able to facilitate and approve temporary role requests from other users.

"PrivX Authorizer is an important step forward in enhancing the security of critical users. As such, it is an excellent addition to our PrivX Zero Trust Suite," says Rami Raulas, interim CEO of SSH Communications Security.

Learn more about the solution here.

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For further information

Rami Raulas, Interim CEO, tel. +358 50 331 1741, email

Samuli Lehti, VP PrivX Zero Trust Suite Business Unit, email


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About SSH

SSH is a leading defensive cybersecurity company that secures communications and access for and between humans, systems, and networks. Our customers include a diverse range of enterprises, from multiple Fortune 500 companies to SMBs across various sectors such as Finance, Retail, Industrial, Critical Infrastructure, Healthcare, and Government.

We help our customers secure their business in the hybrid cloud and distributed IT and OT infrastructures. Our biometric, passwordless, and keyless PrivX Zero Trust solutions reduce costs and complexity while quantum-safe encryption keeps critical connections future-proof. Our teams and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia ensure customer success. The company’s shares (SSH1V) are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.