SSH Optimizes QuickSec Toolkit for MontaVista Linux

4/8/2003 - SSH Communications Security (HEX:SSH1V), a world-leading developer of Internet security solutions, announced that it has demonstrated the SSH QuickSecTM Toolkit with MontaVistaTM Linux®.

The SSH QuickSec Toolkit Family is specifically designed to let network device developers and OEMs quickly and easily implement IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) functionality. Optimized and validated for use with MontaVista Linux, the SSH QuickSec Toolkit provides industry-leading cost, performance and time to market advantages for incorporating security, such as VPN (Virtual Private Network) and firewall functionality, in IP communication devices.

MontaVista Linux is the industry-leading Linux operating system for embedded environments. It provides a common platform across a broad range of processor architectures. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition features a modern OS and kernel, with real-time functionality, multi-process and multi-threaded execution, high performance networking, and extensive bundled software components.

"With a growing number of embedded devices connecting to networks, security becomes an increasingly important issue," said Raymond Mak, vice president, Asia Pacific, MontaVista Software . "By working with SSH, we can jointly offer our customers the ability to incorporate robust security in their products without sacrificing cost competitiveness or lengthening time to market."

Demonstration tests were conducted using MontaVista Linux Professional Edition running on Intel Architecture (IA-32) platforms with Intel IXP425 XScale processors on the front-end. MontaVista Linux supports both Intel processor families as such, targeting the XScale-based Intel IXP425 platform with SSH QuickSec Toolkit proved a straightforward cross-compiling exercise. The tests, using the publicly available Netperf benchmark, showed the combined MontaVista/SSH solution quickly approaching line-speed with moderate packet size and conservative CPU utilization, and good throughput for encrypted traffic. For more information about the benchmark and results, please contact SSH.

"As broadband services such as DSL and cable access gain popularity, branch offices and telecommuters are receiving the benefits of high-speed Internet service like those in enterprise class networks," said JB Dumerc, Vice President of sales, Asia Pacific, SSH Communications Security Corp. "The need for security exists in any device that connects to a network. Network device developers and OEMs can now embed IPSec into their devices quickly and easily, resulting in faster time to market and reduced development costs."

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

About SSH Communications Security
SSH Communications Security, a world-leading supplier of Internet security solutions, offers a broad range of award-winning products designed to address the most critical security issues for businesses, financial institutions and governments worldwide. SSH's award-winning remote access software, SSH Secure Shell, the de facto standard for secure remote access and data transfer, and SSH SentinelTM, a feature-rich remote access VPN "smart" client are ideal solutions for securing wireline and wireless networks. The SSH CertifierTM product family provides a robust certification authority for flexible and strong authentication through digital certificates and tokens. The market-leading, award-winning SSH IPSec family of toolkits for OEMs and software developers enables fast time-to-market and reduced in-house development costs. SSH is traded publicly on the Helsinki Exchanges under HEX:SSH1V. For more information, please visit

Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. ssh® is a registered trademark of SSH Communications Security Corp in the United States and in certain other jurisdictions.

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