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Pragma SSH Expands FIPS Security Support to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Austin, Texas {September 5, 2014} - Pragma Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class remote access and security software, announces that its Fortress SSH Server and Client products now have Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certification expanded for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. FIPS certification and inspection process was conducted by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) at its US Government approved FIPS certification lab.

Pragma Systems SSH is the only SSH Server and SSH Client available that holds its own FIPS 140-2 certificate for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 issued by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). Adherence to standards and achieving compliance certifications are two cornerstones of Pragma's success in SSH marketplace. More details on Pragma's FIPS certifications (certificate #1500) can be found at:

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems. The purpose of FIPS is to ensure that all federal government and agencies adhere to the same guidelines regarding security and communication.

"Like the US Department of Defense, the largest banks in the world and the largest health care providers in the USA depend on Pragma's SSH product line to securely access and transfer files in their networks, and we continuously update our security certifications" says David Kulwin, CTO of Pragma Systems. "Our customers wanted to see expanded FIPS coverage for newer Windows platforms and I am happy to announce that we have them now for the latest Windows operating systems”.

By using Pragma's SSH/SFTP/SCP Server and Client technologies, which embed its FIPS Crypto modules, customers can copy, deploy and manage files securely from Windows machines to Windows servers, Cisco routers, network switches, Unix servers, Linux servers and Mainframes using SFTP and SCP, the de-facto secure file transfer standards. Customers can be assured that r emote access and file transfers are completed with FIPS Certified Cryptographic Module which has met the highest possible security standards set by the US Government.

Pragma Fortress SSH is an enterprise grade SSH, SFTP and SCP server for the Windows operating system. Pragma Fortress SSH Client provides SSH, SFTP, SCP Clients. Pragma SSH product line allows secure remote access and high-performance managed file transfer using SFTP and SCP protocols. These assist system administration, job automation and scripted secure file transfer tasks.

About Pragma Systems

Pragma Systems Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise class remote access and secure file transfer software for Microsoft Windows platforms and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Pragma is an industry leader of Secure Shell (SSH), SFTP, SCP and Telnet technologies. Pragma's SSH product line has FIPS 140-2, US DoD UCAPL and US Army TIC lab certifications. The company's end-to-end solutions comprising servers, desktops and mobile clients allow data-centers and enterprises to build highly secure infrastructure to access corporate applications. Pragma offers its services to build secure infrastructure, data centers, mobile, cloud and IT delivery solutions for government and corporate enterprises. Pragma's software solution is deployed in the majority of Fortune 500 companies in the USA and over 4500 companies worldwide in 70 countries with millions of licensed nodes. To learn more, visit


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Pragma Systems, Inc.


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