movianVPN Provides Mobile Professionals Using New HP Jornada PDAs Secure Access to Corporate Information
HAYWARD, Calif., September 10, 2001 - Certicom, (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that its popular movianVPN™ software will be available with the new HP Jornada 560 Series Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). Certicom has worked with HP to optimize and bundle its movianVPN software with the new, versatile HP Jornada 560 Series PDAs in order to provide mobile professionals easy and secure access to corporate databases and applications1.
"Certicom's movianVPN client provides a critical component of a total mobile enterprise solution," said Kok Khoon Lim, General Manager of HP's smart handheld division. "The ability for IT managers to incorporate the HP Jornada 560 Series PDA into their corporate VPN opens the door for extending networked enterprise applications to greater numbers of the professional workforce."
movianVPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and Sales Force Automation (SFA) tools to mobile professionals using popular handheld devices utilizing Windows CE or PalmOS® 3.5 and above. movianVPN uses IPSec, an extremely secure method for data transmission that provides corporate-strength security for sensitive information. movianVPN is interoperable with leading VPN gateway products from Alcatel, Check Point, Cisco, Intel, Nortel Networks, Radguard and Symantec, enabling enterprises to leverage their network security investments to include PDAs.
"HP is using movianVPN for its own operations initiatives, providing secure remote access for field operations as well as for HP's top 500 senior executives," said Kris Sparks, HP's Worldwide Remote Access Program Manager. "We are excited that Certicom can help us deploy mobile solutions that meet our strict corporate security standards."
"Our customers, which include members of the Global Fortune 500, are finding the combination of movianVPN running on HP Jornada 560 Series PDAs highly synergistic," said Susan Tomilo, movian Director of Sales and Business Development. "Certicom is pleased to have HP join us as both a movianVPN partner and as a customer."
The sleek, lightweight HP Jornada 560 Series PDAs enhances user productivity with its high-performance processor and vibrant indoor/outdoor color screen and offers a variety of options to maximize performance including Internet and network access1, peripherals and additional memory. It is also the first PDA featuring Microsoft's latest Pocket PC operating system which offers mobile Microsoft Windows® programs. Certicom movianVPN enables mobile professionals to access critical information securely behind the corporate gateway to further extend the HP Jornada 560 PDA's native versatility.
Licensing and Availability
A fully functional version of Certicom's movianVPN software (English-language version) will be available to all HP Jornada 560 series PDA users via download at launch, after which corporations can license the movianVPN software directly from 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 200 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Sony International (Europe) GmbH and Verizon Communications Inc. 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.
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Certicom, movian and movianVPN are 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, 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 principal 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 fourth 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.
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