HAYWARD, CA., April 25, 2001 - Continuing to reinforce its position as a leading provider of encryption software for the security market, Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC) today announced that is has signed license agreements with five new companies. The additional licensees are Apriva, Inc., Cybermation, Genetic Health Systems, HotLocker.com, Inc. and New Era of Networks - NEON (now Sybase). These innovative companies have licensed Certicom's trusted Security Builder® cryptographic toolkit in order to build advanced security into their Internet e-business solutions and wireless offerings.

Developed for a broad range of computing platforms and maximum interoperability, Certicom's Security Builder cryptographic toolkit enables developers to add signatures, key management and encryption into a broad range of software applications. Incorporating powerful elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) technology, Security Builder enables strong, scaleable security for virtually every piece of the computing infrastructure. Security Builder fully supports RSA for legacy systems, while at the same time, allows developers to integrate the more efficient ECC algorithm into their mobile devices and applications, thereby leveraging existing investments while new, leading-edge solutions are developed.

"By incorporating Certicom's powerful ECC technology, these companies are leveraging the strength and power of security to add value to their custom products and solutions," said Prakash Panjwani, vice president of business development for Certicom. "We are pleased that these companies understand the importance of advanced security and the value it brings to any product offering that leverages the use of the Internet."

APRIVA was founded under the name NetFrontier Communications and focuses on integrating mobility, technology, and real-time information into user-friendly wireless solutions. More information can be obtained through their website at www.apriva.com.

Cybermation Inc. develops, markets and supports enterprise wide systems management software, with a focus on batch production, workload management and job scheduling. For more information, please visit their website at www.cybermation.com.

Genetic Health Systems provides Internet-based software that enables health and research organizations to cost-effectively gather, interpret, and deliver genetic information to improve disease prevention and treatment. For more information, please visit their website at www.genetichealth.com.

Hotlocker has a unique end-to-end secure system to allow an enterprise to collaborate, exchange and distribute confidential content or documents securely over the Internet. A special Security export License from the US Department of Commerce has been granted to HotLocker and the Company is also SunTone certified. Please visit our website www.hotlocker.com or contact info@hotlocker.com for more information.

New Era of Networks (NEON) offers a complete range of e-business and application integration products and services to meet the needs of clients in financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and other industries. NEON has recently merged with Sybase to offer customers a robust set of next generation e-Business solutions. For more information, please visit their website at www.neonsoft.com.

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., 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 is a trademark 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.

For further information, please contact: 

Lorraine Kauffman Elizabeth Safran
Certicom Corporation Lutchansky Communications for Certicom
(510) 780-5417 (408) 938-9050 x25
lkauffman@certicom.com elizabeth@lcomm.com