Certicom Moves Into Latin America

Announces Partnerships and Licensees in Argentina, Brazil and Chile



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Certicom Corp.

    HAYWARD, CA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC) a
 leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that it has
 expanded its international efforts to include Latin America. The Company is
 announcing key partnerships and licensees in the countries of Argentina,
 Brazil and Chile including Cirilo Ayling S.A., Montreal Informatica, TakeNet
 and Biotech Technologies Chile S.A. Certicom is working with these companies
 to provide complete e-business security solutions based on Certicom's industry
 leading toolkits and public key infrastructure (PKI) products that will be
 used to deliver advanced levels of security to the Latin American e-commerce
 and m- commerce markets.
     "We are excited to be expanding our International efforts to include
 Latin America, an area that is quickly growing and realizing the need for end
 to end e-security solutions," said Richard Depew, Certicom's executive vice
 president. "Certicom's partnerships with local companies will play an
 important role in promoting the adoption of security infrastructure solutions
 for e-business in Latin America and around the globe."
     The Hayward, California based company has expanded its Latin American
 presence in response to a growing market. A recent study by IDC predicts that
 a booming cellular market in Latin America is expected to fuel the development
 of mobile data, driving the market value of this segment to US$4.2 billion by
 2004.
     In Argentina, Certicom has formed an alliance with Cirilo Ayling S.A. to
 enable businesses to meet the significant growth in demand for secure online
 payments in the financial and communications market. Cirilo Ayling is leading
 provider of information technology and cryptography services and products to
 the Argentinean banking, financial and retail industries.
     In Brazil, Certicom is working with Montreal Informatica and TakeNet
 Ltda. to provide security solutions for top government agencies and financial
 clients. Montreal Informatica, a leading information technology firm with 6
 regional offices throughout Brazil, will be a strategic Certicom partner in
 the Brazilian marketplace. TakeNet, a wireless technology company, has
 licensed Certicom's wireless security technology to launch the country's first
 mobile browser for the Palm Series as well as Pocket PC running on Windows CE.
     In Chile, Certicom has partnered with Biotech Technologies Chile S.A., a
 security cryptography and biometrics company, to provide a trusted and secure
 solution for mission critical communications for its banking and governmental
 clients.
     "Certicom's leading products and solutions are certainly a critical
 element in providing the highest levels of security required by corporations
 and financial institutions in the Brazilian market place," said Marcel Lapido
 Barbosa, project manager of Montreal Informatica. "By working with them, we
 are providing our customers the most advanced levels of both wired and
 wireless security available today."
     "Certicom's leadership in end to end security solutions enables TakeNet
 to provide our customers with strong security from a name that is trusted
 internationally," Daniel Rodrigues Costa, president and CEO of TakeNet.
 "Certicom's experience in providing advanced wireless security allows us to
 build strong and efficient encryption into our products."
     Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and
 services that address the need for end to end security solutions. Certicom's
 robust suite of products and services include WTLS Plus(TM) for WAP
 implementations, Security Builder(R) cryptographic toolkit, Trustpoint(TM) PKI
 products, MobileTrust(TM) managed certificate service and the movianVPN
 handheld client.
 
     About Certicom
     Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and
 services, specializing in solutions for mobile e-business. The company's
 products and services are specifically designed to address the challenges
 imposed by a wireless data environment. Certicom's solutions incorporate its
 efficient encryption technology and are based on industry standards for
 information security that utilize public key cryptography. Certicom's products
 are currently licensed to more than 150 customers including Cisco Systems,
 Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., NeoPoint, Inc., Nortel Networks,
 Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., Pixo, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In
 Motion Ltd. and Sony International (Europe) GmbH. Certicom's headquarters and
 worldwide sales and marketing operations are based in the Silicon Valley in
 Hayward. For more information, visit Certicom's Web site at
 http://www.certicom.com.
 
     Certicom, MobileTrust, movian , movianVPN, Security Builder, Trustpoint
     and WTLS Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp.
 
     All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or
     registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
     Except for historical information contained herein, this press release
     contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
     Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a
     difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the
     acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-
     commerce and m-commerce (mobile e-commerce), the increase of the demand
     for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of
     Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the
     market acceptance of our principle products and sales of our customer's
     products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the
     possibility of our products infringing patents and other Alcatellectual
     property of third parties, and costs of product development. Certicom
     will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or
     circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about
     potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is
     included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the
     Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory
     authorities including Certicom's current Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
 
 

SOURCE Certicom Corp.
    HAYWARD, CA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC) a
 leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that it has
 expanded its international efforts to include Latin America. The Company is
 announcing key partnerships and licensees in the countries of Argentina,
 Brazil and Chile including Cirilo Ayling S.A., Montreal Informatica, TakeNet
 and Biotech Technologies Chile S.A. Certicom is working with these companies
 to provide complete e-business security solutions based on Certicom's industry
 leading toolkits and public key infrastructure (PKI) products that will be
 used to deliver advanced levels of security to the Latin American e-commerce
 and m- commerce markets.
     "We are excited to be expanding our International efforts to include
 Latin America, an area that is quickly growing and realizing the need for end
 to end e-security solutions," said Richard Depew, Certicom's executive vice
 president. "Certicom's partnerships with local companies will play an
 important role in promoting the adoption of security infrastructure solutions
 for e-business in Latin America and around the globe."
     The Hayward, California based company has expanded its Latin American
 presence in response to a growing market. A recent study by IDC predicts that
 a booming cellular market in Latin America is expected to fuel the development
 of mobile data, driving the market value of this segment to US$4.2 billion by
 2004.
     In Argentina, Certicom has formed an alliance with Cirilo Ayling S.A. to
 enable businesses to meet the significant growth in demand for secure online
 payments in the financial and communications market. Cirilo Ayling is leading
 provider of information technology and cryptography services and products to
 the Argentinean banking, financial and retail industries.
     In Brazil, Certicom is working with Montreal Informatica and TakeNet
 Ltda. to provide security solutions for top government agencies and financial
 clients. Montreal Informatica, a leading information technology firm with 6
 regional offices throughout Brazil, will be a strategic Certicom partner in
 the Brazilian marketplace. TakeNet, a wireless technology company, has
 licensed Certicom's wireless security technology to launch the country's first
 mobile browser for the Palm Series as well as Pocket PC running on Windows CE.
     In Chile, Certicom has partnered with Biotech Technologies Chile S.A., a
 security cryptography and biometrics company, to provide a trusted and secure
 solution for mission critical communications for its banking and governmental
 clients.
     "Certicom's leading products and solutions are certainly a critical
 element in providing the highest levels of security required by corporations
 and financial institutions in the Brazilian market place," said Marcel Lapido
 Barbosa, project manager of Montreal Informatica. "By working with them, we
 are providing our customers the most advanced levels of both wired and
 wireless security available today."
     "Certicom's leadership in end to end security solutions enables TakeNet
 to provide our customers with strong security from a name that is trusted
 internationally," Daniel Rodrigues Costa, president and CEO of TakeNet.
 "Certicom's experience in providing advanced wireless security allows us to
 build strong and efficient encryption into our products."
     Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and
 services that address the need for end to end security solutions. Certicom's
 robust suite of products and services include WTLS Plus(TM) for WAP
 implementations, Security Builder(R) cryptographic toolkit, Trustpoint(TM) PKI
 products, MobileTrust(TM) managed certificate service and the movianVPN
 handheld client.
 
     About Certicom
     Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and
 services, specializing in solutions for mobile e-business. The company's
 products and services are specifically designed to address the challenges
 imposed by a wireless data environment. Certicom's solutions incorporate its
 efficient encryption technology and are based on industry standards for
 information security that utilize public key cryptography. Certicom's products
 are currently licensed to more than 150 customers including Cisco Systems,
 Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., NeoPoint, Inc., Nortel Networks,
 Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., Pixo, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In
 Motion Ltd. and Sony International (Europe) GmbH. Certicom's headquarters and
 worldwide sales and marketing operations are based in the Silicon Valley in
 Hayward. For more information, visit Certicom's Web site at
 http://www.certicom.com.
 
     Certicom, MobileTrust, movian , movianVPN, Security Builder, Trustpoint
     and WTLS Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp.
 
     All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or
     registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
     Except for historical information contained herein, this press release
     contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
     Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a
     difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the
     acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-
     commerce and m-commerce (mobile e-commerce), the increase of the demand
     for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of
     Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the
     market acceptance of our principle products and sales of our customer's
     products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the
     possibility of our products infringing patents and other Alcatellectual
     property of third parties, and costs of product development. Certicom
     will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or
     circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about
     potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is
     included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the
     Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory
     authorities including Certicom's current Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
 
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