Certicom Supports the Cisco Unified VPN Client Framework with movianVPN(TM) for Wireless Devices

Award-winning Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Series Now Supports ECC

for Fast Performance



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Certicom Corp.

    HAYWARD, CA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ - Certicom (Nasdaq:   CERT; TSE: CIC), a
 leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced its support of
 the Cisco unified VPN client strategy and framework to enable VPNs to extend
 to popular handheld computing platforms. Cisco Systems, Inc. offers a complete
 set of mobile networking solutions that enable a corporation's workforce to
 reach key people and information -- quickly and securely. In collaboration
 with Cisco, Certicom will provide its high-performance Elliptic Curve
 Cryptography (ECC) as part of Cisco VPN Client 3.0 software, which supports
 the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator series. In addition, Certicom's movianVPN, the
 industry's first IPsec wireless VPN client for handheld devices, is now
 shipping with Cisco's popular gateway products.
     Announced at the Cisco Partner Summit 2001 in Las Vegas, Cisco's unified
 VPN client framework, which is being developed in phases, will enable VPN
 connectivity between all desktop, laptop, and personal digital assistant
 clients and the full range of Cisco VPN-enabled concentrators, routers and
 firewalls. By supporting the Cisco unified client framework with movianVPN,
 Certicom is enabling companies to extend their Cisco VPN infrastructure to
 devices running Palm and Win CE operating systems.
     Certicom's ECC technology is ideally suited for securing the new
 generation of wireless devices that are limited by low processing speed,
 network bandwidth and battery power. The speed available with ECC makes
 recommended security levels feasible on a Palm OS device, enabling IT managers
 to easily enforce their security policies for this platform and enhances the
 experience on Win CE devices.
     "By adding ECC to its VPN products and distributing Certicom's movianVPN
 during a trial period, Cisco is enabling IT professionals to benefit from an
 increasingly mobile world," said Greg Marcotte, director of remote access
 solutions for Cisco. "Cisco is committed to providing solutions that reduce
 the cost and complexity of VPN deployments while increasing customer's reach,
 and our collaboration with Certicom provides key technology and a secure
 wireless VPN application for our unified client framework."
     As part of today's announcement, Certicom's movianVPN software will be
 shipping with Cisco's popular Concentrator 3000 products. This will enable
 enterprises that require a Palm or Windows CE solution to have immediate
 access to a wireless VPN solution that interoperates with Cisco's products.
 After a thirty-day trial, corporations can license movianVPN directly from
 Certicom. movianVPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise
 applications such as e-mail and customer resource management (CRM) tools to
 mobile professionals using popular Palm OS(R) 3.5 or Windows CE 3.0-based
 devices. For more information on movianVPN, visit
 http://www.moviansecurity.com.
     "We are pleased to help Cisco deliver its unified VPN client framework,
 which will extend the reach of Certicom's movianVPN to a wide array of
 enterprise customers," said Richard Depew, executive vice president at
 Certicom. "Today's announcement represents another landmark relationship with
 an industry leader, and demonstrates Certicom's foothold in providing
 enterprises with capabilities for leveraging their VPN infrastructure to small
 devices."
 
     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 ePocrates, 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, movian and movianVPN 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 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 4 /PRNewswire/ - Certicom (Nasdaq:   CERT; TSE: CIC), a
 leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced its support of
 the Cisco unified VPN client strategy and framework to enable VPNs to extend
 to popular handheld computing platforms. Cisco Systems, Inc. offers a complete
 set of mobile networking solutions that enable a corporation's workforce to
 reach key people and information -- quickly and securely. In collaboration
 with Cisco, Certicom will provide its high-performance Elliptic Curve
 Cryptography (ECC) as part of Cisco VPN Client 3.0 software, which supports
 the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator series. In addition, Certicom's movianVPN, the
 industry's first IPsec wireless VPN client for handheld devices, is now
 shipping with Cisco's popular gateway products.
     Announced at the Cisco Partner Summit 2001 in Las Vegas, Cisco's unified
 VPN client framework, which is being developed in phases, will enable VPN
 connectivity between all desktop, laptop, and personal digital assistant
 clients and the full range of Cisco VPN-enabled concentrators, routers and
 firewalls. By supporting the Cisco unified client framework with movianVPN,
 Certicom is enabling companies to extend their Cisco VPN infrastructure to
 devices running Palm and Win CE operating systems.
     Certicom's ECC technology is ideally suited for securing the new
 generation of wireless devices that are limited by low processing speed,
 network bandwidth and battery power. The speed available with ECC makes
 recommended security levels feasible on a Palm OS device, enabling IT managers
 to easily enforce their security policies for this platform and enhances the
 experience on Win CE devices.
     "By adding ECC to its VPN products and distributing Certicom's movianVPN
 during a trial period, Cisco is enabling IT professionals to benefit from an
 increasingly mobile world," said Greg Marcotte, director of remote access
 solutions for Cisco. "Cisco is committed to providing solutions that reduce
 the cost and complexity of VPN deployments while increasing customer's reach,
 and our collaboration with Certicom provides key technology and a secure
 wireless VPN application for our unified client framework."
     As part of today's announcement, Certicom's movianVPN software will be
 shipping with Cisco's popular Concentrator 3000 products. This will enable
 enterprises that require a Palm or Windows CE solution to have immediate
 access to a wireless VPN solution that interoperates with Cisco's products.
 After a thirty-day trial, corporations can license movianVPN directly from
 Certicom. movianVPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise
 applications such as e-mail and customer resource management (CRM) tools to
 mobile professionals using popular Palm OS(R) 3.5 or Windows CE 3.0-based
 devices. For more information on movianVPN, visit
 http://www.moviansecurity.com.
     "We are pleased to help Cisco deliver its unified VPN client framework,
 which will extend the reach of Certicom's movianVPN to a wide array of
 enterprise customers," said Richard Depew, executive vice president at
 Certicom. "Today's announcement represents another landmark relationship with
 an industry leader, and demonstrates Certicom's foothold in providing
 enterprises with capabilities for leveraging their VPN infrastructure to small
 devices."
 
     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 ePocrates, 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, movian and movianVPN 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 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.