SSH inventor denied trademark request

    Date22 Mar 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3227
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Internet engineering community rebuffed one of its own security gurus this week, by rejecting a request from the inventor of the popular Secure Shell protocol to change the technology's acronym to protect his company's trademark on the term. Tatu Ylonnen . . . The Internet engineering community rebuffed one of its own security gurus this week, by rejecting a request from the inventor of the popular Secure Shell protocol to change the technology's acronym to protect his company's trademark on the term. Tatu Ylonnen created Secure Shell in 1995 as a way of securing remote login, file transfer, TCP/IP and X11 forwarding. The protocol automatically encrypts, authenticates and compresses transmitted data.

    Ylonnen published Secure Shell as free software, and the technology is now available from several software vendors, including Sun Microsystems, Lucent Technologies, Nokia and Ericsson. Ylonnen's own company, SSH Communications Security of Finland, sells a full suite of cryptography and authentication products based on the Secure Shell protocol.

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