Mocana NanoSSH Toolkit Secures New Out-Of-Band Management Products From Communication Devices

Software allows for support of multiple SSH sessions

July 20, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 18, 2012 - Mocana, a leader in smart device security, today announced that its NanoSSHT security software is at the heart of a new family of commercial out-of-band management products from Communication Devices, Inc. The Mocana NanoSSH software embedded into each member of the new CDI Port Authority 200 series allows them to support multiple SSH sessions and communicate over an AES-encrypted data stream, providing network managers with an invaluable tool for gaining secure out-of-band root access to routers, firewalls and other network devices, even when the rest of the network is down or security-compromised. "The cost-effective NanoSSH suite enabled us to achieve within our limited code and memory space all the SSH functionality and data stream encryption we required for this new, lower-cost family of out-of-band management products targeting managed service providers," said Tadhg Kelly, CEO of Communication Devices, Inc. "The NanoSSH software's small kernel dropped right into our Freescale MQXT environment, and the Mocana support team helped us to get our products up and running faster than we thought possible." Communication Devices is a global leader in network security, and its out-of-band network management products are in use by every civilian and most military agencies of the U.S. federal government, most major telecommunications carriers and the largest banks and financial services companies around the world. The Port Authority 200 series is based on CDI's highly successful Port Authority 100 series, which has a built-in FIPS 140-2 hardware encryption engine required by government regulation for federal purchase. The Mocana NanoSSH software enabled CDI to adapt the new PA200 family to the tight budget constraints of the enterprise commercial market by maintaining high security standards without the need for costly security hardware. "Our super-fast, super-small NanoSSH software has been optimized to deliver high performance within resource-constrained embedded security environments like that of CDI's PA200 products, providing a full-function and professional SSH solution that's smaller and faster than anything else out there," said Kurt Stammberger, CISSP, vice president of market development at Mocana. "We also back up our software with comprehensive professional services packages designed to jump-start development and help customers like CDI get their products to market as quickly as possible." Mocana NanoSSH software is specifically designed to speed product development while providing best-in-class device security services for resource-constrained environments. The NanoSSH software is open-standards-based, extensible, has an extremely small footprint, is platform-agnostic and features an optional government-certified FIPS 140-2 level-1-validated cryptographic core with NSA Suite B support.

About Mocana Launched in 2004 and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology Pioneer, Mocana provides the only device-independent security platform that secures all aspects of mobile and smart connected devices, as well as the apps and services that run on them. Mocana's solutions dramatically increase confidence and compliance for the enterprise, OEMs, service providers and their customers. Millions of people use products sold by the more than 200 companies that rely on Mocana's solutions, including Cisco, Honeywell, Dell GE and General Dynamics, as well as four of the top five Android handset makers. For more information, visit

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