Open Text Releases High-Performance Secure Shell Server Solution

    Connectivity Solution Helps Organizations Comply with Regulatory Security

    CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 1, /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a
global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today introduced
Connectivity Secure Server(TM), a high-performance scalable solution for
secure network access from Hummingbird, the Open Text Connectivity Solutions
Group. Based on the industry-standard Secure Shell protocol, Connectivity
Secure Server offers faster file transfer of critical data on a small server
footprint and meets key security requirements in regulations spanning multiple
    Industry standards and government regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley,
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and
Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) require organizations to
constantly strengthen the protection of mission-critical information such as
credit card records, patient data or customer information. With billions of
dollars of annual losses attributed to security breaches, corporations are
under increasing pressure from auditors and shareholders to eliminate
non-secure legacy systems.
    Connectivity Secure Server offers a complete replacement for Telnet and
FTP servers, providing organizations with the same flexibility and convenience
as these protocols, but in a much more secure environment. Strong
authentication methods, FIPS 140-2 validated encryption and robust content
integrity allow network administrators to provide secure remote access and
secure file transfer, as well as network traffic encryption.
    Built on a highly efficient architecture, Connectivity Secure Server
supports a high number of simultaneous user sessions while minimizing memory
and processor footprint, allowing organizations to eliminate unnecessary
hardware and energy costs required by their previous solutions. Coupled with
Connectivity SecureTerm(R), the industry's first desktop- and Web-based Secure
Shell client, Connectivity Secure Server offers a cost-effective and
high-performance point to point security solution.
    "With Connectivity Secure Server, Open Text strengthens its commitment to
providing its Global 2000 customers with an innovative, enterprise-focused
solution to help them achieve their compliance objectives," said Eugene
Cherny, General Manager, the Open Text Connectivity Solutions Group. "We are
extremely excited about the release of this new product and want organizations
to realize they do not need to compromise between security, performance and
costs to fulfill their security needs."

    Open Text's Leadership in Connectivity Solutions

    Hummingbird(R), Open Text's Connectivity Solutions Group, provides
solutions that connect people, data and applications in mission-critical
environments through its complete line of remote application access and data
integration solutions. With 90 percent of Global 2000 companies relying on its
award-winning solutions for over 20 years, Hummingbird understands the
financial and operational challenges that most organizations face, whether it
is multiple systems, disparate data sources or geographically dispersed teams.
    For more information on Hummingbird, the Open Text Connectivity Solutions
Group, go to:

    About Open Text

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting
46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries. Working with our
customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help
organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity,
automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve
competitiveness. For more information, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266,; Stephanie Dodge Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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