Publisher of Linux Journal Announces New Release: OpenSSH Reference Card

SEATTLE, WA -- Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC) today announced the release of the OpenSSH Reference card (ISBN: 1-57831-020-2, US$4.95, 10 pages). The product, authored by Linux Journal Editor in Chief, Don Marti, is a concise guide to OpenSSH, a suite of tools that enables encrypted network communication.

The OpenSSH Reference card is the newest product in SSC Publications' Reference Card line, a series of handy booklets that provide computer professionals of all skill levels with uncluttered, task-specific information to help them work more efficiently.

"We've seen numerous companies and individuals become much more vigilant about Internet security," said Carlie Fairchild, SSC Publications' VP of Marketing. "To their credit, they've been implementing OpenSSH, a tool that performs inherently insecure functions like ftp, telnet, rlogin in a secure way. OpenSSH effectively eliminates connection hijacking and eavesdropping by encrypting all traffic, including passwords. The OpenSSH Reference card is the definitive guide for users of any background who want to get started with OpenSSH without the hassle of clutter. The product includes everything from basic commands to 'recipes' for common network security tasks."

The OpenSSH Reference card is available at specialty bookstores nationwide and on-line at the Linux Journal Store, Distributors include: Einstein's Books (phone: +1 301-816-0098, and Kudzu Enterprises (phone: +1 952-947-0822,

About the AuthorDon Marti is Editor in Chief of Linux Journal: he is responsible for directing the editorial content of the print magazine in addition to the Linux Journal web site, Marti is best known for his influential role as Vice President of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group, which currently boasts over 450 members, and also for his outstanding support of the Linux community as a whole. Don Marti is a graduate of Indiana University. He helped organize Windows Refund Day and Burn All GIFs Day. Marti co-founded Electric Lichen, LLC, and joined VA Software (formerly VA Research) when it acquired his firm in 1999. Don Marti resides in Mountain View, California.

About the PublisherSSC is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at

Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1


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