Industry Leaders Including 724 Solutions, Aether Systems, AvantGo, BEA Systems, Cingular Interactive, Chrysalis-ITS, GoAmerica, iAnywhere Solution (Sybase), Motorola, Lucent, Openwave Systems, Palm, Pitney Bowes, QUALCOMM, Research In Motion, Sybase and w-Technologies Join New Program to Leverage Security as Part of their Strategic Offering
Hayward, Calif., February 14, 2001 - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced the Certicom Trust Partner Program(tm), an open, industry wide initiative dedicated to providing leading security solutions for today's market place. The Certicom Trust Partners Program will enhance the relationship between Certicom and key industry players by providing opportunities for bundling, branding and market development, including specialized programs such as the MobileTrust(tm) Partner Program, announced earlier this week. Designed to promote the benefits of security as a key enabler and competitive differentiator, various industry leaders have joined the alliance in order to leverage security as part of their strategic offering.
"There has been a tremendous increase among organizations partnering together to achieve greater market success through a collaborative effort," said Prakash Panjwani, vice president of business development for Certicom"The Certicom Trust Partners Program provides participating organizations with a platform of benefits including participation in Certicom's Secure 2001 Conference and Certicom's Trust Partner Summit, a forum for strategic alliances."
Through targeted initiatives and activities, Certicom's Trust Partners Program will raise the awareness of the issue of security as a key enabler of mobile and wireless computing technologies. The program will provide co-marketing opportunities that allow organizations to leverage the demand for security. Participants include 724 Solutions, Aether Systems, BEA Systems, Cingular Interactive, Chrysalis-ITS, GoAmerica, iAnywhere Solutions (Sybase), Motorola, Lucent, Openwave Systems, Palm, Pitney Bowes, QUALCOMM, Research in Motion and w-Technologies.
"The message throughout the marketplace is security is rapidly becoming less about fear, doubt, and worry and more about enablement and collaboration," said Richard Dean, manager for IDC's Information Security Services (ISS) research program. "It's clear that proactive security initiatives mitigate the risks to which mission-critical business infrastructures are exposed. This realization often leads to security conscious organizations looking to outside experts for guidance on the most appropriate solution."
About the Certicom Trust Partner Program
Certicom's Trust Partner Program includes three specialized levels of partnership, Certicom Trust Alliances[kap1], Trust Members and Trust Influence Partners. Trust Alliances work closely with Certicom on collaborative activities such as joint market development initiatives and the development of new solutions for the marketplace. Trust Members are Certicom's OEM licensees who join the program seeking to leverage marketing benefits. Trust Influence Partners are industry influencers such as system integrators and consultants who establish relationships with Certicom and recommend Certicom's leading security technology to their customers.
Benefits of the Certicom Trust Partner Program
Program participants benefit from the industry wide momentum and exposure they receive as well as specific co-marketing opportunities such as:
* Preferred participation in Certicom's Secure 2001, Mobile and Wireless Conference, to be held September 25-27, 2001, including discounts for program participants.
* Exclusive invitation to Certicom's Trust Partner Summit meetings which will bring together member visionaries to hear and provide input on the future of mobile commerce security solutions.
* Co-marketing funds for advertising and marketing campaigns which include messaging about security.
Industry Support For Secure Wireless Computing
Participants in the Certicom Trust Partner Program include organizations in the healthcare, financial services, wireless messaging, and e-commerce markets.
"We are proud to be part of Certicom's Trust Partners Program and welcome this initiative that will further develop our strong working relationship," said Ian Hobbs, Vice President, Product Line Management - Access, 724 Solutions. "We strongly believe that security is a crucial enabler and our joint efforts - such as our open, standards-based, PKI solution for the financial services sector - can be leveraged by this program."
"As a leading provider of mobile and wireless solutions, iAnywhere Solutions works closely with Certicom to provide our customers with a trusted security infrastructure for the delivery and synchronization of information anywhere, anytime. With customers in such sensitive industries as the federal government, financial services and healthcare, security is of utmost importance," said Chris Kleisath, director of engineering at iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase.
"There is nothing more valued by our enterprise customers than the security of our wireless solutions," said Joe Korb, GoAmerica president. "By integrating Certicom's leading technology with our wireless data services, we offer solutions that meet the needs of even the most security-sensitive organizations. We are pleased to further our relationship with Certicom by joining the Trusted Partner Program."
"Certicom is a leader in providing mobile e-business security solutions, and partnering with them makes w-Technologies the most viable option for businesses worldwide who deem security as the top priority," said Sergey Fradkov, CTO of w-Technologies. "Integrating Certicom's WTLS Plus and Trustpoint PKI product line into our already secure mobile finance, enterprise, commerce, communications and content applications and wireless architecture reinforces our mission to provide secure and comprehensive mobile business solutions to clients worldwide."
Organizations interested in participating in the Certicom Trust Partner Program or obtaining more information, should visit the Certicom website at http://www.certicom.com/partners or inquire by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 150 customers including ePocrates, 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
Certicom and MobileTrust 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.
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