Wal-Mart signs deal to secure network data

Supermarket group Wal-Mart, which owns Asda in the UK, has signed a deal with SSH Communications Security to protect the data travelling across its global network.

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Supermarket group Wal-Mart, which owns Asda in the UK, has signed a deal with SSH Communications Security to protect the data travelling across its global network.

The company is set to install SSH Tectia, an end-to-end security software product, to enable secure remote access and file transfers anywhere in the world. The product provides encryption, authentication and secure file transfer protocol capabilities.

It will also implement SSH Tectia Manager, a management platform for Tectia software that enables Tectia tools to be deployed and maintained across a global enterprise.

Kerry Kilker, VP information security at the supermarket group, said the solution was useful because it worked across the company’s software platforms.

He added: “The centralised management ... will enable us to quickly deploy, easily maintain and simplify configuration management in our environment. That is where we expect to see the most return on investment with this technology.”

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