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Logica Implements SSH Tectia For Securing City of Helsinki's Financial Apps

Implementation involves more than 1,300 workstations and application servers to secure file transfers and data connections between workstations and application servers for the City of Helsinki
HELSINKI, FINLAND and WELLESLEY, Mass. - Dec. 16, 2008 - SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, today announced that Logica has selected and implemented SSH Tectia' for securing file transfers and data connections between workstations and application servers for the City of Helsinki. With the deployment of the solution, the city's employees can safely access and use financial applications from their workstations knowing that sensitive financial data is kept confidential and unchanged during data transmission.

The City of Helsinki was looking for an easy and cost-effective security solution to access financial applications running on off-site application servers situated at Logica's datacenters. The goal was to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of both terminal connections and file transfers throughout the city's network. After rigorous technical product evaluation, SSH Tectia was deployed on more than 1,300 workstations and application servers in August.

"It was paramount to us to be able to provide the security level needed by our customers. We are pleased that the City of Helsinki has chosen SSH Tectia to protect their file transfers and data-in-transit, and to do that with minimal disruptions to systems and users," said Leena-Mari Lhteenmaa, managing director, Logica. "The data for our customers must be kept confidential at all times."

"We are pleased of the continued trust that is being put in us by Logica and the City of Helsinki," said Jari Mielonen, CEO, SSH Communications Security, Corp. "I believe that SSH Tectia is a perfect and cost-effective match for securing the city's financial applications."

About Logica Logica is a leading provider of IT and business services. The company operates in 36 countries, and 2,800 of its 39,000 employees are located in Finland. Logica offers IT services such as consulting, data system integrations, and the outsourcing services of IT and business processes. It works in close cooperation with customers enabling implementation of changes, accelerated growth and risk management. Logica's knowledge of the field, alongside the technical expertise and services available internationally, facilitate the customers in increasing their competitiveness. Logica shares are quoted on the London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges. For more information, please visit: www.logica.fi.

About SSH Communications Security SSH Communications Security is a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol. The company's SSH Tectia solution addresses the most critical needs of large enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies. With SSH Tectia, organizations can cost-effectively secure their system administration, file transfers, and application connectivity against both internal and external security risks. As the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol and other key network security technologies, SSH has since 1995 developed end-to-end communications security solutions specifically for the enterprise. Currently more than 100 of Global Fortune 500 companies are using SSH security solutions. SSH shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges Main List. For more information, please visit www.ssh.com.