About Us

About Us

Through our support service, we aim to be just another member of your team and provide a dedicated support service direct from real developers with all of our customers receiving above average response times when compared against the industry standard.

In 2002 our founder Lee Painter developed J2SSH one of the first open source Java SSH APIs. The project's success lead to the incorporation of 3SP Ltd and the development of the second generation of products that are still actively maintained as the Maverick Legacy Java SSH APIs.

3SP Ltd was acquired in 2008 by Barracuda Networks for its SSL-Explorer technology, and SSHTOOLS Limited was incorporated to continue development and support of the Java SSH API products.

In January 2019, SSHTOOLS Limited became JADAPTIVE Limited with a view to executing an ambitious new product roadmap. At the current time these products are being created in stealth mode; however, we will be making further announcements on new API and server-based products in not so distant future. Follow our twitter feed @javassh for updates and notifications.

Executive Team

Lee David Painter
Founder and Chief Executive

Lee has extensive experience in network security, developing our client and server APIs as well as being the architect and founder of open source projects such as SSL-Explorer and more recently the Hypersocket Framework.

He combines an executive role with technical architect ensuring that our products are tightly focused on the needs of our customers. His passion for customer support is what drives our first class service with the result that you feel our team is a part of yours.

Brett Smith
Chief Software Architect

Brett is responsible for leading development and with over 20 years experience in IT security he has as a formidable set of skills which have enabled him to deliver cutting edge solutions both commercially and through the open source community.

Prior to JADAPTIVE, Brett was Chief Software Architect of 3SP Ltd, part of the core team that developed and launched SSL-Explorer, the first browser-based open source SSL VPN.

Contact Details
Unit 1
Vision Business Center
Firth Way
United Kingdom

+44 115 8713122
Obtaining Support
Our developers provide direct support to our customers so to ensure everyone receives the best possible response, support is strictly provided through email only.