YadaYada to Bundle movianVPN to Enable End-to-End Security for Enterprise Users
INTERNET WORLD WIRELESS - New York, NY, February 21, 2001 - YadaYada Inc.,http://www.yadayada.com/, the first integrated wireless Internet service provider and personalized mobile Web portal for PDAs and Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced a partnership that will enable YadaYada to offer its corporate customers the most advanced security solution available. YadaYada will bundle and distribute movianVPN, the industry's first virtual private networking (VPN) client for wireless devices that is broadly interoperable with leading VPN products, in all corporate applications on the YadaYada wireless platform. Corporate users of the YadaYada service will have immediate access to a wireless VPN solution that lets them access their corporate data using their company's VPN gateway.
"As part of our effort to wirelessly-enable the enterprise market, we understand the importance of offering our customers secure access to their mission critical information," said David Waxman, Director of Business Development at YadaYada. "Partnering with Certicom enables us to provide the level of security that IT personnel are requesting, in a manner that enables them to simply extend their existing network security investments to wireless technologies. We are looking forward to penetrating the corporate space together."
The agreement allows YadaYada to extend Certicom's industry-standard security for applications such as corporate email, synchronization services and any other TCP/IP based wireless applications. YadaYada will distribute movianVPN to its users who will be able to license the software directly from Certicom if their network environment and security policies require VPN access to their corporate intranet.
"Wireless services and applications for the corporate user are a key driver for the adoption of enterprise-level wireless data strategies," said Jennifer Vancini, co-Managing Director, Certicom Corp. "We believe the combination of movianVPN with YadaYada's Wireless Corporate Services will enable IT professionals to quickly and securely deploy the tools required by the increasingly mobile workforce."
YadaYada Wireless Corporate Services
As part of the alliance, Certicom will join the newly formed YadaYada Wireless Corporate Services Program. This program targets best of breed system integrators, m-consulting firms, technology providers, ASPs and other direct sales companies that want to extend their services, technology and/or applications to wireless PDAs without building their own infrastructure. Companies that qualify will be able to offer their customers wireless
access on the YadaYada platform, bundling their technology solution. The YadaYada pre-packaged service will include unlimited wireless Internet access, the ability to manage up to six synchronized e-mail accounts with a multitude of robust features for $49.95 a month.
movianVPN is the first VPN client that has been specifically designed for wireless devices that is broadly interopable with multiple VPN gateways and supports the IPSec/IKE standards for VPNs. 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. Incorporating Certicom's fast elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) and other security technologies, it is offered by Certicom to meet the needs of today's wireless enterprise computing professionals, with a focus on interoperability, performance and security. For more information about movianVPN, visit http://www.moviansecurity.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, 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.
YadaYada Inc. is the first fully integrated Mobile Web Portal and wireless Internet access platform providing wireless connectivity, mobile applications and content for PDAs. The YadaYada wireless service allows users to access 100% of HTML-created Web sites (with graphics), send and receive email messages from up to 6 email accounts, conduct secure transactions and personalize their content on Palm(tm) V/Vxs or Handspring(tm) Visors(tm) for a fixed monthly fee. The YadaYada service uses Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) technology and is available in more than 3,000 cities in the United States. YadaYada provides content from more than 250 of the most popular names in online content and commerce. Additionally, YadaYada has a state-of-the-art Network Operation Center capable of servicing over 2 million users. The company was founded in 1999 and currently has offices in New York City, San Diego and Hoover, AL. YadaYada can be reached at http://www.yadayada.com/ or (212) 645-7700.
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.
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