movianVPN Demonstrates Wireless VPN Access to Corporate Intranet and Wins Best Client Software Award

HAYWARD, Calif., March 5, 2001 - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of e-business security, won "Best of Show" for client software with its movianVPN product at Internet World Wireless 2001 in New York, NY on Thursday, February 22, 2001. The award was selected by an editorial panel from Internet World Magazine, a publication by Penton Media. The judges reviewed products from over 170 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest wireless software, equipment, technologies and applications. 

"The movianVPN team at Certicom is excited and honored with winning the 'Best of Show' award at Internet World Wireless," said Richard Depew, executive vice president of Certicom. "We continue to receive an overwhelming response to movianVPN from companies in a wide array of industries and we believe this is further evidence that our movianVPN product will be the de facto client software for wireless VPNs."

movianVPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and customer resource management (CRM) tools to mobile professionals using popular Palm OS(r) 3.5 or Windows CE 3.0-based devices. movianVPN was honored due to its ability to work with existing IPSec and IKE standards and popular enterprise gateways as well as for the degree to which it addresses a market driven need. 

Internet World editor in chief Tony Rizzo commented on the Internet World Wireless Awards by saying, "Today's winners exemplify the high level of innovation in the emerging wireless Internet industry," said Internet World. And the sheer number of quality offerings on the show floor made this a challenging task for our editorial team."

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. Cisco Systems, Inc. and Nortel Networks will be enabling Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) versions of their gateways for fast performance. The client is also interoperable with versions of products from other industry leaders including Alcatel, 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.

movianVPN is simple to install and configure and features an easy to use graphical user interface (GUI). In addition, the client features a small footprint on the device, a pull down menu for the gateway and detailed server configurations for the IT manager. Connecting to the gateway is quick and easy. Users can connect to a wireless network (Cellular, CDPD, PCS or GSM) that supports IP data service or through a wired modem to their ISP.

For more information about movianVPN, visit http://www.moviansecurity.com

About Internet World Magazine 
Internet World is the business publication of the Internet industry. The magazine covers the intersection of business strategy and Internet technology, delivering decision support information to business strategists who drive their companies' Internet initiatives. In addition to the U.S. edition, eight international editions are read by Internet professionals in 20 countries, on five continents. Internet World is a BPA-audited, Intelliquest-
measured publication.

Internet-related Penton properties include Internet World magazine and Internet World events worldwide, ISPCON, Boardwatch and CLEC magazines. Penton Media, Inc. (NYSE: PME) is a leading diversified business media company that publishes magazines and electronic information products, produces trade shows and conferences, and provides marketing and business development products and services, including direct mail lists, research and custom publishing. Penton serves the Internet/broadband; design/engineering; electronic; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; management; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction and supply chain/aviation markets. More information is available at http://www.internetworld.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, 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, movian and movianVPN, 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 Lisa DiGiacomo
Certicom Corporation Internet World 
510-780-5417 203/559-2873 
lkauffman@certicom.com ldigiacomo@iw.com