Certicom Provides Advanced Security for Digital Island's Leading Global e-Business Delivery Network

Certicom's SSL Plus(TM) Enhances Secure Content Delivery of Data

Transmissions, Streaming Media, Frequent Updates and Mission-critical

Applications



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Certicom Corp.

    HAYWARD, CA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ - Certicom Corp. (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE:
 CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that
 Digital Island, the leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure, has
 integrated Certicom's SSL Plus technology into its Footprint(R) content
 delivery service. Certicom's SSL Plus technology enables advanced security for
 the protection of valuable e-business content delivered over the Internet and
 existing private networks.
     Digital Island's Global e-Business Delivery Network enables the fast,
 reliable, and relevant Web experiences customers demand. The Footprint content
 delivery service provides an improved online experience by delivering HTML,
 images, dynamic content, authenticated content and streaming media from
 servers located close to users at the edge of the Internet and seamlessly
 directing queries to the optimal-performing server. Leveraging Certicom's SSL
 technology, Footprint provides superior user authentication and security over
 the Internet.
     "Certicom's leading SSL technology is a good fit for our Footprint
 content delivery service," said Ted Middleton, Footprint product manager,
 Digital Island. "Certicom's commitment to quality of service and to providing
 the latest in security technology helps Digital Island bring significant value
 to our enterprise customers who need to ensure secure delivery of their
 content online."
     "The relationship with Digital Island is another example of Certicom's
 commitment to providing the world's leading e-business providers with an
 advanced security solution," said Richard Depew, executive vice president of
 Certicom. "The addition of our trusted SSL Plus technology provides an added
 security backbone to Digital Island's Footprint service, so Digital island
 customers can be assured that their mission-critical e-business information is
 secure."
 
     About SSL Plus
     SSL Plus is the most widely deployed commercial toolkit available for SSL
 (Secure Sockets Layer), the dominant security protocol used in virtually all
 secure networked applications and products worldwide. Certicom's SSL Plus
 toolkit is used by leading companies such as Agilent, BEA Systems, Citrix,
 Juno, Nortel, Oracle, and Sybase to build security into a wide range of
 applications and products for the Internet, intranets, and corporate networks,
 from traditional Web browsers and servers to home banking products, handheld
 devices and legacy mainframes.
 
     About Digital Island
     Digital Island is the leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure
 for enterprises that need to give their customers a great Web experience in
 order to drive e-Business transactions. The company integrates managed
 hosting, content delivery and network services to bypass Internet congestion
 and guarantee fast and relevant interactions. Digital Island is headquartered
 in San Francisco, and its global e-Business delivery network reaches 33
 countries.
 
     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., Motorola, Inc., NeoPoint, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, 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 and SSL Plus are trademarks and/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 intellectual 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 17 /PRNewswire/ - Certicom Corp. (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE:
 CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that
 Digital Island, the leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure, has
 integrated Certicom's SSL Plus technology into its Footprint(R) content
 delivery service. Certicom's SSL Plus technology enables advanced security for
 the protection of valuable e-business content delivered over the Internet and
 existing private networks.
     Digital Island's Global e-Business Delivery Network enables the fast,
 reliable, and relevant Web experiences customers demand. The Footprint content
 delivery service provides an improved online experience by delivering HTML,
 images, dynamic content, authenticated content and streaming media from
 servers located close to users at the edge of the Internet and seamlessly
 directing queries to the optimal-performing server. Leveraging Certicom's SSL
 technology, Footprint provides superior user authentication and security over
 the Internet.
     "Certicom's leading SSL technology is a good fit for our Footprint
 content delivery service," said Ted Middleton, Footprint product manager,
 Digital Island. "Certicom's commitment to quality of service and to providing
 the latest in security technology helps Digital Island bring significant value
 to our enterprise customers who need to ensure secure delivery of their
 content online."
     "The relationship with Digital Island is another example of Certicom's
 commitment to providing the world's leading e-business providers with an
 advanced security solution," said Richard Depew, executive vice president of
 Certicom. "The addition of our trusted SSL Plus technology provides an added
 security backbone to Digital Island's Footprint service, so Digital island
 customers can be assured that their mission-critical e-business information is
 secure."
 
     About SSL Plus
     SSL Plus is the most widely deployed commercial toolkit available for SSL
 (Secure Sockets Layer), the dominant security protocol used in virtually all
 secure networked applications and products worldwide. Certicom's SSL Plus
 toolkit is used by leading companies such as Agilent, BEA Systems, Citrix,
 Juno, Nortel, Oracle, and Sybase to build security into a wide range of
 applications and products for the Internet, intranets, and corporate networks,
 from traditional Web browsers and servers to home banking products, handheld
 devices and legacy mainframes.
 
     About Digital Island
     Digital Island is the leading provider of managed Internet infrastructure
 for enterprises that need to give their customers a great Web experience in
 order to drive e-Business transactions. The company integrates managed
 hosting, content delivery and network services to bypass Internet congestion
 and guarantee fast and relevant interactions. Digital Island is headquartered
 in San Francisco, and its global e-Business delivery network reaches 33
 countries.
 
     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., Motorola, Inc., NeoPoint, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, 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 and SSL Plus are trademarks and/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 intellectual 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.