SSH Communications Security announces SSH 3.0
April 9, 2001
SSH Communications Security, a developer of Internet security technologies, today announced SSH Secure Shell 3.0, the next-generation of its leading encryption software product designed to protect end-users, businesses and developers from the most common break-in method used by hackers -- stealing passwords from the Internet.
SSH Secure Shell 3.0 will be available in June for Linux, UNIX, Sun Solaris, and Windows platforms. Exact pricing depends on customer deployment.
SSH Secure Shell 3.0's new functionality includes support for PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), smart cards and the Rijndael (proposed AES -- Advanced Encryption Standard) algorithm. The SSH Secure Shell 3.0 product provides transparent, strong security over any IP-based connection for both client and server applications by authenticating and encrypting terminal connections and file transfers over the Internet.
According to Tatu Ylonen, founder, chairman and CTO of SSH, "The integration of PKI and smart card functionality increases the security of Internet communications for both corporate and end users. Today's Web-based applications such as e-commerce and mobile computing require more than simple passwords or personal ID numbers to ensure that Internet transactions remain confidential. SSH Secure Shell 3.0 uses the latest authentication standards to expand the security that users need to secure all remote log-ins, while still delivering the ease-of-deployment and ease-of-use features that SSH Secure Shell has become known for."
SSH Secure Shell 3.0 new features include:
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