SSH Communications Security Launches Universal SSH Key Manager Support for Mainframes Using IBM z/OS

  SSH Communications Security Launches Universal SSH Key Manager Support for
                          Mainframes Using IBM z/OS

Industry-First Offering Enables Management and Control of SSH User Keys in the
IBM Mainframe Environment

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(SHARE Booth #705) -- SSH
Communications Security, known the world over as the inventor of the secure
shell protocol, today announced that its Universal SSH Key Manager, a module
of the company's robust Information Assurance Platform, now supports full SSH
key lifecycle management for mainframe environments running IBM's z/OS
operating system.

In a typical large enterprise,expanded use of the secure shell protocol to
protect data-in-transit has resulted in the creation of tens of thousands of
SSH authentication keys, each of which grants access to critical information
and systems. Lacking centralized management of these keys, IT departments are
often unable to account for or control information access within their secure
shell networks. With a growing threat landscape, including advanced persistent
threats (APTs) and malicious insiders, an organization's inability to properly
manage access to its secure shell environment opens up the potential for
network compromise or running afoul of compliance mandates.

With this new functionality, Universal SSH Key Manager enables full control
over SSH user keys on the mainframe; including discovery, creation, removal,
rotation and monitoring. As a multi-platform solution, Universal SSH Key
Manager enables IT security teams to control access to their secure shell
networks in Windows, Linux, Unix and IBM mainframe environments.

Key Facts:

  oFirst SSH key management solution for mainframes running IBM z/OS
  oUniversal SSH Key Manager solves the full scope of SSH key governance
    challenges on the mainframe including:

       oDiscovery: Locates and inventories all SSH keys and trust
         relationships throughout the network environment
       oOngoing Management: Creates, removes and rotates keys from a single,
         centralized platform that offers full visibility and audit capability
       oCompliance: Enables compliance with key industry guidelines and
         federal regulations via strict audit capabilities and control over
         systems and information access
       oRisk Reduction: Greatly reduces the risk of catastrophic losses due
         to information theft, destruction and denial of service
       oBoosts Efficiency:  Centralizes and simplifies SSH key management,
         cutting the amount of time and money IT spends on manually managing,
         rotating or creating keys

Supporting Quotes:
Tatu Ylönen, CEO of SSH Communications Security, said:
"Lack of proper management controls over secure shell authentication keys has
emerged as one of the most significant identity and access control-related
risk and compliance issues facing enterprises and governments today. By
extending Universal SSH Key Manager to support the mainframe, SSH
Communications Security delivers the only SSH key management solution to the
ubiquitous IBM z/OS product line."

Charles Kolodgy, research vice president, IDC Research, said:
"As compliance requirements grow more stringent, companies must take
precautions against failing audits and being slapped with fines. Ensuring
secure access to sensitive corporate data in the mainframe or network
environment is essential to maintaining customer trust and avoiding the costly
consequences of noncompliance with federal regulations."

About SSH Communications Security
Founded in 1995, SSH Communications Security 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 seven of
the Fortune 10, trust our Information Assurance 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 shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

For more information on SSH Communications Security please visit

Corporate Contact:          Media Contact:
Jason Thompson              Peggy Tierney
SSH Communications Security Nadel Phelan, Inc.
+1-206-617-7701             +1-831-440-2405

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