BEA to Use Certicom SSL Technology In its Market-Leading Application Server Product Line

Hayward, Calif., February 6, 2001 - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, to extend Certicom security across the award-winning BEA WebLogic(r) E-Business Platform. In addition to existing Certicom SSL in BEA WebLogic EnterpriseTM, BEA has now licensed Certicom's SSL PlusTM as a standard secure socket layer (SSL) implementation for BEA WebLogic Server(tm), the industry's leading J2EE application server. In addition, BEA has licensed WTLS Plus(tm) from Certicom for future use in mobile commerce (m-commerce) solutions. The integration of Certicom's trusted encryption in the BEA WebLogic family of application servers is intended to provide BEA customers with an enhanced secure software infrastructure for conducting safe and reliable e-commerce transactions across the Internet and other global networks. 

"As the leading provider of Web application servers, BEA has a reputation for providing infrastructure that enables reliable, scalable and secure access to business-critical applications," said John Kiger, director of marketing for the BEA E-Commerce Server Division. "We chose to use Certicom's technology for its superior authentication and encryption facilities that provide state-of-the-art security capabilities to BEA WebLogic customers."

"BEA is one of the most influential forces shaping today's Internet economy, as many of the world's most successful companies rely on BEA e-business infrastructure software to take their businesses to the Web," said Richard Depew, executive vice president, Certicom. "The addition of Certicom's trusted security in leading e-commerce solutions provides the means for companies like BEA to protect the integrity of communications across networks so that traditional brick-and-mortar transactions can safely be performed in today's 'click-and-mortar' economy."

Certicom's SSL Plus toolkit is the industry's most widely deployed commercial SSL product, due largely to its ease of use, rapid development time, and support for standard security protocols, including RSA, DSA/Diffie-Hellman, and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) - the only SSL product with that capability. Certicom's SSL Plus toolkit is used by leading companies such as Agilent, BEA, 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. Certicom's industry-leading Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS) toolkit provides full strength, high-performance WTLS security, ideally suited for WAP implementations in wireless environments.

About BEA Systems, Inc.

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with over 8,000 customers around the world including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(r) brand are among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(tm) are reliable, highly scalable and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business platform is the de facto standard for over 1,200 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 90 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web athttp://www.bea.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 proprietary 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 125 customers including ePocrates, Inc., Motorola, Inc., NeoPoint, 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, SSL Plus and WTLS 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.

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