SSH Communications Security Corporation enters into a Patent License Agreement 

SSH Communications Security Corporation ("SSH") has entered into a patent license agreement with one of the leading providers of patent risk management solutions ("Provider"). As a part of the agreement, SSH will receive a one-time payment of 2,000,000 USD (approximately 1,750,000 EUR) for the patent license.

The patent license granted to the Provider´s member companies focuses on SSH patents filed before 2010, including e.g. the so-called NAT Traversal patent family. Other terms of the agreement are confidential. 

“This patent license agreement is a win-win proposition for all parties”, said Mr. Erkki Yli-Juuti, SSH's VP Intellectual Property. “The Provider's member network can continue using the licensed technology, and SSH gets a fair compensation for its intellectual property without having to resort to costly and time-consuming litigation.”

According to the agreements between SSH and Clausal Computing Ltd., as reported in SSH's Annual Report 2015 (Related Party Transactions), SSH will pay to Clausal Computing Ltd. 440,000 USD (approximately 385,000 EUR) of the license revenue as a royalty fee. Therefore, SSH's share of this patent license payment is 1,560,000 USD (approximately 1,365,000 EUR). This will be fully recognized in SSH's Q4 2018 result.


Kaisa Olkkonen

For further information, please contact:
Kaisa Olkkonen, CEO, tel. +358 40 5795216

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