XcelleNet Joins MobileTrust Partner Program to Offer Advanced Security Technology to its Afaria Customers
ATLANTA, GA and HAYWARD, Calif., February 13, 2001 - XcelleNet, a leading provider of management solutions for the mobile enterprise and Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT and TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced an alliance to provide advanced security for XcelleNet's customers utilizing Certicom's MobileTrust Certificate Authority (CA). XcelleNet has joined the MobileTrust Partner Program and will utilize Certicom's MobileTrust services to offer digital certificates to customers implementing its award-winning mobile management solution, Afaria(.
By using the MobileTrust CA to issue certificates, XcelleNet will provide its customers a fast, secure connection for e-business transactions on mobile devices. The MobileTrust CA is the first to support both Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and RSA certificates, enabling secure E-commerce, healthcare and enterprise applications for mobile devices and desktop computers.
"We recognize that security is the number one concern for enterprises that want to extend corporate information out to mobile devices," said Joe Owen, CTO for XcelleNet. "Thanks to our Certicom partnership, we can assure our Afaria customers the most advanced security technology in combination with the most robust mobile management functionality as they deploy enterprise applications out to mobile devices."
XcelleNet offers a complete suite of mobile device management capabilities through its Afaria product line. Afaria enables organizations to track and maintain mobile devices, deploy and install critical business applications, distribute up-to-date content, and automate the interactions between mobile users and corporate system, all from a central location.
Afaria will support MobileTrust services which include Certicom's industry leading implementations of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), providing advanced security and authentication with the high performance necessary for both mobile devices and high volume servers. ECC is the smallest, fastest and most efficient cryptographic algorithm available today and, as a result, is the preferred choice to secure wireless applications on platforms with limited memory, battery capacity and bandwidth.
Certicom's MobileTrust Partner Program helps partners gain recognition as a trusted provider of secure mobile applications for their customer's most mission-critical communications and transactions.
"The MobileTrust Partner Program enables participants such as XcelleNet to offer their customers trusted, scalable security over the wired and wireless Internet,'' said Dr. Bill Anderson, Managing Director of MobileTrust. "XcelleNet is demonstrating leadership and a clear understanding of enterprise needs by enabling Afaria with digital certificates for secure transactions. As a MobileTrust partner, XcelleNet has ensured that their customers will have convenient and secure access to the advanced mobile security provided by MobileTrust certificates."
About the MobileTrust Partner Program
The MobileTrust Partner Program utilizes a variety of marketing tools to increase awareness about the importance of using digital certificates to enable a variety of e-business transactions on mobile and wireless devices. Membership is open to any organization whose e-business applications are developed with Certicom's SSL Plus(tm) and WTLS Plus(tm) toolkits, the industry's most widely distributed commercial security protocol toolkits which are used by wireless technology companies such as Aether Systems, BEA Systems, Research In Motion and Sony.
To participate in the MobileTrust Partner Program or to receive more information, please visit http://www.certicom.com/partners. E-mail inquiries can be addressed firstname.lastname@example.org.
XcelleNet, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for managing remote systems and mobile devices. For more than 14 years, the company has been a pioneer in meeting the challenges of securely delivering and maintaining mission-critical applications and content to remote locations with its flagship product, RemoteWare(. Today companies around the world use RemoteWare to manage kiosks, retail and restaurant store systems, branch office networks and other remote systems.
Leveraging remote expertise and award-winning technology, XcelleNet has introduced Afaria(, a management solution designed to address the problems enterprises face as a result of the explosive growth of the mobile economy. Afaria provides the most comprehensive management functionality available for organizations deploying large numbers of mobile devices, including laptops, PocketPCs, Palm Handhelds, RIM Blackberrys and smart phones.
XcelleNet serves some 2,500 customers worldwide in a broad range of industries such as pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, insurance, financial services and manufacturing. The company's solutions reduce total cost of ownership of remote and mobile deployments, accelerate end-user productivity and ensure the availability and reliability of corporate applications and information to an organization's remote and mobile workforce. More information is available at http://www.XcelleNet.com and http://www.Afaria.com.
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 proprietary 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, MobileTrust, and WTLS Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. XcelleNet is a trademark of XcelleNet, Inc. Afaria is a trademark of Afaria, Inc. - an XcelleNet affiliate. 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.
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|Lorraine Kauffman||Deborah Cox
|Public Relations Manager||Director - Industry/Public Relations
|Certicom Corp.||XcelleNet, Inc.
|(510) 780-5417||(678) 585-7133