New SQL Anywhere Studio 7.0 to Ship with Certicom's Trusted ECC & SSL Plus Security 

HAYWARD, CA, February 28, 2000 - Certicom, a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that Sybase, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYBS) has licensed Certicom's advanced encryption technology for use with its SQL Anywhere( Studio industry-leading mobile computing solution. Introduced today, the next generation of Sybase( SQL Anywhere Studio, version 7.0, will ship with Certicom's elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) and SSL Plus( for Embedded Systems security technologies, providing SQL Anywhere Studio users strong assurance that their confidential enterprise information is highly secure in mobile computing settings. 

Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio 7.0 offers significant enhancements to its database and synchronization technologies, including the delivery of the industry's first total enterprise data synchronization. This enables data synchronization from multiple client devices, to any major backend enterprise system, over multiple communications protocols including wireless, Internet and email. Certicom's industry-leading ECC and SSL technologies will provide a secure link protecting valuable enterprise information as it is updated and synchronized over the Internet. 

"Security is a key issue for organizations synchronizing critical data with their mobile users," said Chris Kleisath, director of product management, Sybase's Mobile and Embedded Computing Division. "Sybase and Certicom have been working closely together to empower the SQL Anywhere Studio user with a trusted security infrastructure to support the delivery and synchronization of information, anywhere." 

"Sybase has extended its leadership in innovations for the new-workplace by addressing the needs for enterprise data to go mobile," said Rick Dalmazzi, president and CEO of Certicom. "The addition of Certicom's trusted security technology makes SQL Anywhere Studio more attractive to users who want to be assured that their valuable information is protected at all times."

About Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio
Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio is a comprehensive package that provides data management and enterprise synchronization to enable rapid development and deployment of distributed e-Business solutions. SQL Anywhere includes the industry-leading mobile and workgroup database, Adaptive Server Anywhere, and powerful enterprise synchronization, to ensure that important data remains consistent and accessible anywhere, anytime. Optimized for workgroups, laptops, handheld computers and intelligent appliances, SQL Anywhere enables the extension of e-Commerce applications and corporate systems to anywhere business transactions occur.

About SSL Plus for Embedded Systems
The SSL Plus toolkit is the most widely deployed and trusted commercial toolkit available for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the dominant security protocol used in virtually all secure networked applications and products worldwide. SSL Plus for Embedded Systems now enables uncompromising security for a wide range of applications on Palm Computing and Windows CE handhelds, set-top boxes, smart phones and other embedded devices that are connected to corporate enterprise, consumer service, and electronic commerce applications. SSL Plus is used by leading companies such as, Sun Microsystems, Lotus and Intuit 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 Sybase, Inc.
Headquartered in Emeryville, CA, Sybase, Inc., is one of the largest global independent software companies. Sybase helps businesses integrate, manage and deliver applications, content, and data anywhere they are needed. The company's products, combined with its world-class professional services and partner technologies, provide a comprehensive platform for integrated, end-to-end solutions in mobile and embedded computing, data warehousing, and Web environments. Sybase focuses especially on Enterprise Portal (EP) solutions, which give businesses the ability to extend their enterprise to customers, partners, and suppliers by converting stored data into useful information, which can be organized, integrated, and personalized for use anywhere at anytime. Sybase customers represent the industries leading the global economy, with strong concentrations in financial services, public sector, telecommunications, and healthcare. The company's Web address is

About Certicom
Certicom is a leading provider of mobile e-business security technology used to build strong, fast, and efficient security solutions. Major computing and communications companies, such as BellSouth Wireless Data, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Palm Computing, Inc., a 3Com Company, Pitney Bowes, QUALCOMM and VeriFone, incorporate Certicom's technology into electronic commerce software, wireless messaging applications, and smart cards. Certicom is a leading source for a complete range of OEM security products and services, including cryptographic toolkits, custom implementations, and security integration services and consulting. Certicom's worldwide sales and marketing operations are based in Hayward, California, with cryptographic research and product development in Toronto, Canada. Certicom shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CIC." For more information, visit Certicom's Web site at

Certicom and SSL Plus are registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to Certicom's encryption technology. All statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements including among other things, statements regarding Certicom's expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future. Our actual results could differ significantly from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of the risks identified in the documents that we file with the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities regulatory authorities from time to time including our current Annual Information Form.

For further information, please contact: 

Lorraine Kauffman Shirley Macbeth
Certicom Corp. Sybase, Inc.
(510) 780-5417 (978) 287-2734