Remedy to Integrate Certicom's Leading Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) into Future Products

HAYWARD and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 23, 2001 - Remedy® Corp., (NASDAQ:RMDY), a leading provider of information technology service management (ITSM) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions and Certicom, (Nasdaq:CERT; TSE:CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced that Remedy will integrate Certicom's elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) technology to provide advanced security features in their future products. By utilizing Certicom's industry leading, open-standard security technology, Remedy will provide customers with the highest levels of authentication and data protection available, addressing one of the primary concerns facing enterprises today.

"As enterprises continue investments in e business strategies, security and privacy issues have become a growing concern," said Craig McDonogh, senior manager of Core Product Management at Remedy. "Certicom's security integrated with Remedy's products provide companies with a key part of global security for their e-business infrastructure."

Remedy® CRM Solutions and ITSM solutions automate and manage essential customer relationship and IT asset information, resulting in enhanced customer service, increased productivity and reduced business costs. Remedy's use of Certicom's security technology will secure and protect the content of data transmissions, allowing companies to maintain their competitive advantage and continue to pursue additional business objectives.

"Many of the world's most successful companies rely on Remedy CRM Solutions and ITSM solutions to manage their business critical information," said Prakash Panjwani, vice president of business development for Certicom. "The addition of our trusted security technology in their products further illustrates that Certicom's ECC is a preferred technology for businesses seeking to protect their information assets."

About Remedy 
Remedy is a leading supplier of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, with customers using its products at more than 10,000 sites. Remedy's fast deployment programs and radical adaptability accelerate an organization's move to e-business as well as increasing the ability to continually differentiate from competitors. By focusing on internal and external service, Remedy's customers continually improve both their customer interactions and their internal operations to raise satisfaction and lower costs. More information on Remedy, its products and its services is available on the company's Web site at

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

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