Pragma Systems

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Pragma Systems
private company
Industry Network Management, Network Security
Founded 1995
Headquarters Austin, Texas, United States of America
Key people
  • Quamrul Mina, Chief Executive Officer
  • David Kulwin, Chief Technology Officer
  • Edith Myers, Vice President Operations & Communications
  • Andrew Tull, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Pragma Systems is a developer and marketer of computer network software. The company sells software products that help IT professionals securely access remote systems, run scripts and transfer files.


Pragma Systems was founded in 1995 by David Kulwin and Quamrul Mina in Austin, Texas. The focus was to design, develop, and port networking software for Fortune 500 companies. The software development industry in Austin, Texas welcomed Pragma Systems and in a short period of time Pragma Systems was developing networking software for companies like IBM, Tivoli, and Tandem.

In 1996 Pragma Systems began developing network communication products for the emerging Windows NT platform. From that point Pragma Systems has focused on building and selling network communication products for the entire line of Microsoft Windows platforms.

On February 2011, Pragma Systems was awarded the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) certification (FIPS 140-2 certificate #1500) for its FortressSSH server and client solutions. U.S. Army's Technology Integration Center (TIC) in Fort Huachuca, Arizona performed intensive testing on the FortressSSH server and client products. Upon passing the TIC tests, the FortressSSH was placed on the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Product List (APL).


Pragma Systems focuses on computer network communication software for the Microsoft Windows platform. These software packages allow the Microsoft Windows systems to communicate with other common platforms like Unix, Linux, Mac OS using SSH, Telnet over SSL, SFTP, SCP secure encrypted communications. Pragma Systems offers industrial grade SSH, SFTP, SCP and Telnet servers and clients software for all Windows operating systems for systems administration, secure file transfers, tunneling and proxying.