Certicom's SSL Security Technology Provides Key Advantages for Popular RUMBA Product Line 

HAYWARD, Calif., August 1, 2001 - Certicom, (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that NetManage, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETM), the only company that immediately transforms corporate information assets into powerful e-business solutions, has licensed Certicom's leading SSL Plus™ as a standard SSL implementation for its leading e-business enterprise solution. 

As announced by NetManage earlier this week, one of the key features of the newly updated RUMBA v7.0 includes imbedded SSL security from Certicom. Certicom's SSL Plus technology enables advanced security for the protection of valuable e-business content delivered over the Internet and existing private networks. The integration of Certicom's trusted security in the NetManage RUMBA product family provides NetManage customers with safe and reliable host access throughout the enterprise network. NetManage host access solutions using Certicom's SSL plus technology provides superior user authentication via Internet transactions. 

"NetManage is the pioneer and technology leader in host system access to enterprise applications," said Zvi Alon, president, CEO of NetManage. "With Certicom, we are offering the highest level of security for host-based e-business solutions." 

"NetManage plays an integral role in the new economy by offering businesses the ability to streamline their business processes and lower their cost of sales by incorporating the world wide web," said Richard Depew, executive vice president of Certicom. "By adding Certicom security into their suite of products, NetManage is providing their customers with the most trusted SSL security technology available today. Whether e-business is conducted on the desktop or palmtop, Certicom can secure it with our market leading security products." 

About SSL Plus
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. 

About NetManage
Founded in 1990, NetManage, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETM) delivers information access, publishing, integration, and support software and services that maximize a company's investment in existing information systems and applications. It provides an instant bridge to e-commerce. NetManage offers a significantly broader range of application integration software, host access software, centralized management, and live interactive support solutions than competitors. Only NetManage instantly transforms corporate information assets into powerful e-business solutions. NetManage sells and services it products worldwide through its direct sales force, international subsidiaries, and authorized channel partners. For more information, visit, send e-mail or call 408.973.7171 (Pacific Time). 

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 200 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, 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 SSL 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, 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. 

For further information, please contact: 

Lorraine Kauffman Ford Kanzler
Certicom Corporation NetManage, Inc.
(510) 780-5417 (408) 342-7732