Interop Systems Inc.

14742 NE 95th Street

Redmond, WA 98052

Interop Systems Supports General Availability of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 with the Release of Interop Secure Shell


Redmond, WA – March 1, 2006   Interop Systems, a leading provider of solutions for interoperability between Microsoft Windows, UNIX and Linux, today announced new solutions that support Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. To complement the computer manufacturers’ “general availability” of Windows Server 2003 R2, Interop Systems is releasing Interop Secure Shell – a new product for running secure client and server console and file transfer sessions between Windows, UNIX and Linux systems. Interop Secure Shell builds on the new Windows Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) available with R2.


“Microsoft’s announcement that UNIX capabilities are now included with Windows Server 2003 R2 is a validation for us that the UNIX / Windows interoperability space is an area of major interest for customers,” said Bill Miller, president of Interop Systems. “Interop Systems is in a prime position to leverage that interest and extend the interoperability solution set to further meet the needs of customers.”


“Interop Systems has been a valued provider of tools and services for customers looking to run UNIX applications on the Windows platform,” said Jeff Price, Senior Director in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft. “Microsoft welcomes these new solutions that will help Windows be more approachable for UNIX customers.”


Interop Secure Shell

Interop Secure Shell consists of an SSH server and SSH client programs for Windows Server 2003 R2 with the new SUA installed and other Windows platforms that are running Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX (SFU). The SSH protocol is an industry standard for establishing highly secure remote console and file transfer sessions between virtually all types of operating systems. Interop Secure Shell includes a server program that runs on Windows and allows remote SSH clients to connect to the server with interactive console sessions or file transfer sessions. The product also includes client programs to connect to remote SSH servers. The client programs include a terminal console for secure remote sessions as well as a graphical interface for secure “drag and drop” file transfer.


Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Interop Secure Shell, which includes both the SSH client programs and SSH server, starts at $59, with volume and site license pricing available on request. Interop Secure Shell is available immediately.


About Interop Systems

Interop Systems is a leading independent provider of UNIX and Linux interoperability solutions for Windows customers. The company specializes in products, tools and services to help customers integrate Windows, UNIX and Linux systems together. Interop’s solutions include a free website with Open Source UNIX tools for Windows, commercial interoperability products for enterprise customers and online community forums for customers with interoperability needs. Interop Systems is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington and was founded in 1999. Interop Systems has over 5,000 registered users who download tens of thousands of tools each month. Interop Systems has had a strategic relationship with Microsoft Corporation since the company was founded and has developed numerous solutions for Microsoft and the commercial marketplace. For more information, see the Interop Systems web site at or call +1-425-785-2456.


Interop Systems and Interop Secure Shell are trademarks of Interop Systems Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.



Bill Miller