Enables organizations to easily deploy advanced security to Windows Powered Smartphone

Mississauga, Ontario – (October 22, 2002) – Certicom Corporation (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, today announced that it will provide movianVPN support for the newly launched Windows® Powered Smartphone software. The Certicom product was developed in cooperation with Microsoft to provide security for the Smartphone. 

movianVPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and customer relationship management (CRM) tools to mobile professionals by enabling handheld devices to connect to corporate VPN gateways for secure wireless access. Security has long been a challenge for the wireless industry, and Certicom’s wireless security solution provides the missing piece to the puzzle. 

“The processing power and rich data access capabilities of Microsoft Smartphone means even more data traffic over wireless networks. There’s an immediate need in the wireless industry for a security solution that will protect that information,” said Robbie Wright, Director, Mobile Devices Marketing Group, Microsoft EMEA. “Certicom complements the network infrastructure and Smartphone’s built-in security features with a powerful, secure VPN access solution.”

The Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone is a highly personalized and powerful mobile phone that gives users the ability to communicate via voice and text and access information when they need it. The Smartphone enables users to surf the Web, access e-mail or use Instant Messenger. This functionality promises to improve the productivity of a mobile workforce – but only if accessing business applications and communicating proprietary information is secure. 

“Microsoft’s Smartphone Operating System creates great opportunities for companies to keep their mobile workforce connected and productive,” said, Ian McKinnon, Certicom CEO. “This system is to wireless devices what Windows is to the PC. But this kind of functionality means that security becomes a greater concern. The more information shared, the more risk there is – and at the enterprise level, insecure data can mean insecure revenue. Certicom offers the solution to solve the wireless security issue for enterprises.” 

movianVPN from Certicom brings together the convenience of remote access, the mobility of wireless, and the essential security needed for wireless VPNs. This software client provides true end-to-end security from wireless handheld devices to the corporate intranet. movianVPN interoperates with popular VPN gateways and supports the IPSec standard, providing a cost-effective solution for simple integration with existing wired VPN infrastructures. 

Certicom will be demonstrating its movianVPN technology at the London, England global launch of the Windows Powered Smartphone on October 22nd. For availability and pricing please contact Certicom.

About Certicom
Certicom is a leading provider of wireless security solutions, enabling developers, governments and enterprises to add strong security to their devices, networks and applications. Designed for constrained devices, Certicom’s patented technologies are unsurpassed in delivering the strongest cryptography with the smallest impact on performance and usability. Certicom products are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including Texas Instruments, Palm, Research In Motion, Cisco Systems, Oracle and Motorola. Founded in 1985, Certicom is headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Canada, with offices in Ottawa, ON; Herndon, VA; San Mateo, CA; and London, England. Visit www.certicom.com.

Certicom is a member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC).

About the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC)
A specialized arm of Microsoft’s global Mobile Solutions Partner Program (MSPP), MPAC was created to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft mobility platform development and to provide technical, marketing and business development support to companies making significant investments and inroads in the mobility space. For more information on MPAC, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/partners/.

Certicom, Security Builder, SSL Plus, Trustpoint, movian and movianVPN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For further information, please contact: 

Brendan Ziolo André Fuochi
Certicom Corp. Maverick Public Relations
(613) 254-9267 (416) 640-5519
bziolo@certicom.com andref@maverickpr.com  
In Europe:
Kenneth McGilvary Martine Boogaerts
TKO Marketing Certicom Corp.
+44 1444 473555 +44 20 7484 5340
kenneth@tko.co.uk mboogaerts@certicom.com