Wal-Mart Selects New System to Secure Data-in-Transit

BENTONVILLE, Ark., WELLESLEY, Mass. and HELSINKI, Finland -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and SSH Communications Security, a provider of secure file-transfer and end-to-end communications security solutions, said yesterday that Wal-Mart has selected the SSH Tectia solution to enable secure remote access and secure end-to-end data file transfer throughout the retail leader's extensive global computing network.

The SSH Tectia client/server solution is designed to secure sensitive company data-in-transit, delivering encryption and support for heterogeneous computing platforms and multiple authentication technologies, along with enhanced SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) capabilities.

Wal-Mart also selected SSH Tectia Manager, a comprehensive communications security management platform, to manage the enterprise-wide SSH Tectia security solution.

"With the size and complexity of our environment, it was important to find a solution that could be utilized on all platforms," said Kerry Kilker, Wal-Mart v.p. of information security, in a statement. "The centralized management of SSH Tectia Manager will enable us to quickly deploy, easily maintain, and simplify configuration management in our environment. That is where we expect to see the most return on investment with this technology."
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