handshake issues with smartfto 2.0 and suse linux ssh

i am having issues with connectivity with my windows based system and a suse linux system. i can use another older product (ssh secure shell - ssh secure file transfer) and it works fine. i would like to use this product because of of some additional feature that make web editing and upkeep easier. i am open to any ideas of why i am having the problem and what solutions that i can try.

here is additional information from the log:

[14:54:16] Resolving host name "www.yyy.zzz"
[14:54:16] Connecting to x.x.x.x Port: 22
[14:54:16] Connected to www.yyy.zzz.
[14:54:16] Connected. Exchanging encryption keys...
[14:54:16] SSL/TLS client handshake failed (Error = 0x80090308).
[14:54:16] The token supplied to the function is invalid
[14:54:16] The token supplied to the function is invalid
[14:54:16] Client closed the connection.

SmartFTP doesn't support SFTP (SSH+..) at the moment. Other secure layers (TLS/SSL) are supported.