SSH Communications Security Rolls Out Free Discovery Tool to Identify Risks in Secure Shell Environments

SSH Communications Security Rolls Out Free Discovery Tool to Identify Risks in
                          Secure Shell Environments

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, April 23, 2013

-- SSH Risk Assessment Tool Enables Auditors and Security Teams to Quickly
Collect and Report on SSH-Related Access Compliance Issues

LONDON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --InfoSecurity Europe Booth #F88 -- SSH
Communications Security , known the world over as the inventor of the
ubiquitous Secure Shell and SFTP protocols, today announced the launch of SSH
Risk Assessor (SRA), a free tool that provides users with a clear report on
risk and compliance exposures in SSH environments.

SSH Risk Assessor Key Facts:

  *Access Compliance : Identifies organization-specific compliance status
    with relevant standards
  *Identity and Access Governance : Assesses actions needed to achieve
    compliance
  *SSH Risk Assessment : Industry-first key location and risk-assessment
    technology available for free
  *SSH Key Discovery : Provides broad problem-scope capabilities to provide
    an understanding of the current state of the Secure Shell environment

The unmanaged proliferation of SSH user keys has emerged a major cyber
security risk for enterprises and government agencies of all types and sizes.
Lack of proper key management – including centralized creation, rotation and
removal – leaves organizations vulnerable to attack and in violation of
current and emerging compliance mandates including SOX, PCI, NIST & FISMA.

SRA enables internal and external audit and security teams to quickly collect
SSH key information across the environment and provides an assessment of risk
exposure. The tool report highlights known vulnerabilities in the environment,
basic statistics on SSH keys deployed and specific violations of best current
practices. The SRA tool gives security auditors and administrators valuable
decision support with respect to identity and access governance in SSH
environments.

"Companies are being flagged for compliance violations under general
guidelines relating to SSH access control," said Tatu Ylönen, CEO and founder
of SSH Communications Security. "SRA provides an easy way for enterprises and
government agencies to determine if there are risk and compliance issues with
respect to who has access to what information in their SSH environment. With
compliance authorities preparing to create specific requirements regarding
access controls in SSH environments, SRA is a critical tool that will help
auditors and security teams scope the size of the issue and create awareness
with IT executives."

SRA will be available in May 2013.

Supporting Resources:

  *IDC White Paper : A Gaping Hole in Your Identity and Access Management
    Strategy: Secure Shell Access Controls

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. A fast-growing company, SSH Communications
Security operates 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
http://www.ssh.com

Corporate Contact:      EMEA PR Contact:         Media Contact:

Jason Thompson          Shiho Hashimoto          Peggy Tierney

SSH Communications      SSH Communications       Nadel Phelan, Inc.
Security                Security
                                                 +1-831-440-2405
+1-206-617-7701         +358-40-549-3387
                                                 Peggy.Tierney@nadelphelan.com
Jason.Thompson@ssh.com  shiho.hashimoto@ssh.com

Website: http://www.ssh.com
 
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