Pragma's SSH Provides Secure Access to IBM Cloud
Pragma Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class remote access and
security software for Windows platforms, has made Pragma SSH Server
available in the IBM Cloud. Customers worldwide can now rapidly deploy
Pragma's FIPS and government certified enterprise solutions in the IBM Cloud
to have remote secure access to their IBM virtual machines in the cloud.
IBM Cloud users may access the Images under the BYOL (Bring Your Own License)
format which gives customers 30 days of free usage for the SSH Server
instance. Secure shell (SSH), secure file transfer (SFTP) and secure copy (SCP)
are widely used to fulfill security and industry standard compliance requirements
from HIPAA, PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Unix/Linux and Windows Servers are two key platforms widely used in
the Cloud environment. Pragma's SSH adds the industry standard
SSH/SFTP/SCP protocol suite and remote access and file transfer solutions
to Windows Servers running in the Cloud, in this case the IBM Cloud.
Since cloud environments are located in remote locations, securely accessing
the systems and the uploading and downloading of files, images, configuration
settings and enterprise data is a core task that must be performed with the
highest levels of security possible. Pragma's FIPS and US Government certified
SSH in the IBM Cloud infrastructure can perform these tasks securely to meet
a variety of compliance requirements.
"IBM is an industry leader in Cloud Computing and this cloud addition of
Pragma's SSH enables our mutual customers access to core services via
software-as-a-service model in the IBM Cloud," said Andrew Tull, VP of
Sales & Marketing at Pragma Systems. "Pragma is pleased to partner with
IBM to provide Pragma's government certified remote access and application
delivery solution with IBM's extensive capabilities in cloud computing."
"Pragma continues to expand our presence in the cloud with this latest
partnership with IBM," said David Kulwin, CTO and co-founder of Pragma Systems.
"Providing Pragma's SSH technology, in conjunction with IBM's extensive cloud
based infrastructure offerings, demonstrates our commitment to being responsive
to our customer's needs and offering them the flexibility to deploy SSH rapidly
in a customer's cloud environment. "
One of the concerns of potential cloud users is that data is moved from an
in-house location to an external location. Even though the cloud instance in
itself is secured using operating systems and firewalls, the transfer of data
with a general connection might pose a security risk. The SSH standard is an
IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) approved internet protocol that can be used
to alleviate the concern to secure data in motion. All data is encrypted when
passed between a system and any client.
"Implement secure SSH access to IBM Cloud" paper showcases Pragma SSH use
in IBM Cloud