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Pragma Systems introduces Fortress: a New Comprehensive Security Platform to Secure Windows Servers and Enterprise Networks

Austin, TX {June 9, 2004} Pragma Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise class Windows servers for Microsoft platforms, introduces the Pragma Fortress product line to enhance the security of Windows 2003/2000/XP by providing a comprehensive suite of products and access which protects large deployments of Windows based enterprises. Pragma Fortress protects customers’ network security against network intrusions, identity theft, unauthorized data access, hacking, virus and worm attacks.

Fortress is built with the popular secure shell (SSH) protocol, the de-facto industry standard for remote access and file transfer. The Fortress product line’s comprehensive offering consists of: Fortress Server (SSH server and secure file transfer server), Fortress Client Suite (an essential package of management tools along with secure shell graphical client and secure file transfer graphical client) and Fortress for Handhelds (PocketPC and Palm SSH client). The Fortress server package includes fully integrated management tools for server configuration, session management and secure remote accessibility.

Fortress line assists customers to implement HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Pragma leads the way of fully integrating with Windows Active Directory NTLM authentication support in the Fortress line allowing customers seamless access to any number of Windows Servers across an enterprise without having to re-type their password or access credentials by using a single sign-on method. Pragma added the NTLM authentication to coincide with the certificate or password authentication options. Pragma Fortress product line is built with the latest Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 compiler technology, resulting in high performance servers and highly secure code.

"Pragma’s Fortress line redefines the Windows security market as it enhances the Windows platform with cryptographic strength, impenetrable security and expanded authentication. Pragma’s largest customers are expected to be its most enthusiastic supporters as Fortress will help them secure access to thousands of Windows Servers and Workstations," said David Kulwin, CTO of Pragma Systems.

Pragma is one of the leading providers of third party enterprise class Windows servers and several of its large customers are evaluating or deploying their product line. Pragma’s SecureShell customers are migrating over to the Fortress product line. Companies like Micron, Xerox, Sandia National Labs, Marshfield Clinic and Camtronics have deployed Pragma’s security products. In addition, McKesson Corporation, Force Computers, Ericsson and Peak Technologies are evaluating Pragma’s Fortress product line.

Pricing for Pragma Fortress Server is $399-$699, Fortress Client Suite is $49, Fortress for Handhelds is $99. All products are shipping June 7, 2004.

About Pragma Systems, Inc.
Pragma Systems Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise class remote access and security software for Microsoft Windows 2003/2000/NT/XP platforms and devices running PocketPC and PalmOS. Pragma is an industry leader in Telnet technology and offers the most popular telnet server for Windows. Pragma’s handheld software products provide corporate server access to supply chain, CRM and warehouse applications over wireless, Bluetooth, LAN, WAN and mobile networks. Pragma’s software is deployed in the majority of Fortune 500 companies in the USA and over 1500 companies worldwide with a million licensed nodes in over 60 countries. For more information contact Pragma Systems, Inc, 3700 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727, or call (512) 219-7270; fax (512)219-7110; email:; visit our website at


Contact: Edith H. Myers
Pragma Systems, Inc.


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