movianVPN 1.1 Supports Advanced Corporate Authentication Systems Including Two-Factor Authentication 

NETWORLD+INTERof 2001, LAS VEGAS, NV, May 8, 2001 - Certicom, (Nasdaq: CERT & TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced the latest version of movianVPN, the industry's first broadly interoperable wireless IPSec VPN client for handheld devices, will be shipping on May 22. movianVPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and customer resource management (CRM) tools to mobile professionals by connecting to corporate VPN gateways for secure remote access. movianVPN 1.1 features additional support of corporate authentication systems with specific gateways, including two factor authentication such as RSA SecurID® tokens.

Certicom's movianVPN 1.1 features the support of two-factor authentication including token cards like SecurID with gateways from Alcatel, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks for devices using both Palm OS 3.5 and WinCE 3.0. This increases the ability of enterprises using this authentication mechanism to extend their corporate security policies to wireless devices. The client also supports user name and password mechanisms commonly used in the enterprise, but two-factor authentication is more effective because it requires that the user have a token and a password for access into the corporate network.

"movianVPN continues to gain widespread support as the industry's first IPSec wireless VPN client for handheld devices because it gives IT professionals the ability to leverage their current infrastructures," said Jennifer Vancini, Co-Managing Director of movian, Certicom. "The addition of token authentication for popular gateways will enable our mutual customers to maintain the same authentication policies for wireless devices that they do for PCs."

Additional Features
Additional movianVPN 1.1 features include automatic address updates to the Domain Name Server (DNS) with some gateways making accessing the corporate VPN a more consistent and more transparent experience for the user. In addition, movianVPN supports access to multiple departmental servers beyond a company's VPN gateway, expanding access from the wireless handheld device to a broader portion of the corporate Intranet, such as HR, engineering, legal or finance. Other features include the support of IrDA (infra-red connection) communication between handheld devices and IR-enabled phones as well as a software upgrade tool to provide an easy method of upgrading to the newest versions of movianVPN.

While VPNs have been popular for several years, movianVPN is the first VPN solution to truly extend wireless client capabilities to the enterprise by interoperating with a vast array of the industry's leading installed VPN products. Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Nortel Networks are enabling Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) versions of their gateways for faster performance. The client is also interoperable with versions of products from other industry leaders including Check Point Software Technologies, Intel Corp. (currently WinCE only), Radguard and Symantec (formerly AXENT Technologies). movianVPN protects existing network security investments by enabling IT professionals to leverage their existing VPN infrastructures and include handhelds in their corporate security policy for remote access.

Since the product was first launched in March of this year, about 2000 people have downloaded the software from www.moviansecurity.com. Customers who have now purchased movianVPN for deployment projects include AEGON USA, Applied Biosystems, AT&T, Cargill Ltd., Columbia Management, Darden Restaurants, EMC, Fujitsu Communications, Intel, Loews, Novistar, Paxson Communications, Smart and Final, Symantec, Verizon Wireless and WorldCom.

In addition, the product will be available through third parties such as Cisco, Novatel Wireless, Yada Yada, and others through Certicom's bundling program that enables their customers to instantly install and trial movianVPN. 

Certicom's movianVPN client will be demonstrated in Certicom's booth at the NetWorld+Interof 2001 Conference in Las Vegas, May 8-11, 2001. 

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