Borland® Security ServiceTM Product Features Certicom's Advanced SSL PlusTM Security Technology 

HAYWARD, Calif., June 27, 2001 - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL), a leading provider of e-business implementation platform solutions, has integrated Certicom's SSL PlusTM technology into the Borland® Security ServiceTMsolution. This integration helps protect valuable e-business content delivered over the Internet and existing private networks by providing advanced security for Fortune 1000 customers. 

Borland Security Service works with the Borland AppServerTM and VisiBrokerTM products that facilitate the development and deployment of distributed enterprise applications. Borland Security Service provides companies with an open, extensible environment based on industry standards such as CORBA®, which allows rapid architectural change and integration of new systems. By leveraging Certicom's SSL Plus technology, Borland provides enterprise developers with superior user authentication and security over the Internet. 

"Certicom's leading SSL technology is a good fit for our VisiBroker content delivery service," said Alan Shoap, vice president and general manager of Borland's Enterprise business unit. "Certicom's commitment to providing the most advanced security technology helps us bring significant value to our enterprise customers who need to ensure secure delivery of their content online." 

"Borland is a trusted name in the technology community and is widely recognized for its expertise in e-business implementation platforms," said Richard Depew, executive vice president of Certicom. "Our SSL Plus technology allows Borland to offer robust security in addition to the comprehensive set of features and functions already included in the Borland Security Service solution." 

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 Borland® VisiBroker® 4.5
Borland VisiBroker is an award-winning CORBA Object Request Broker (ORB) designed to facilitate the high demand development and deployment of distributed enterprise applications that are scalable, flexible, easily maintained and based on industry standards. Industry affiliations with many Global 1000 companies, and others have played a key role in making VisiBroker a leading deployed and adopted ORB in the computer industry. 

About Borland® AppServerTM4.5
Borland AppServer 4.5 provides an industrial strength infrastructure for an e-business implementation platform. The Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.2.1 certified Borland AppServer 4.5 provides clustering, load balancing and back-end integration, to provide customers with a high-end application server that meets the rigorous needs of global e-business customers. Built upon the most widely deployed CORBA® object request broker in the world, Borland brings this technology innovation and heritage to the J2EE platform. 

About Borland
Borland is a leading provider of high performance e-business implementation platforms designed to increase developer productivity and reduce time to market for enterprise software projects. E-business implementation platforms consist of software products that allow businesses to develop, deploy and manage e-business applications. Borland is the vendor of choice for professional e-business solution providers who demand a vendor-independent implementation platform that supports rapid time to market, high productivity, performance and availability. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Borland at http://www.borland.com, the community site at http://www.community.borland.com or call Borland at (800) 632-2864. 

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 200 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, 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

All Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation, formerly known as Inprise Corporation, in the United States and other countries. 

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, 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 principal 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 fourth 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. 

For further information, please contact: 

Lorraine Kauffman  
Certicom Corporation  
(510) 780-5417