Certicom Offers the Industry's Most Comprehensive PDA Security Solution for the Enterprise with Award-Winning movian Product Line 

CTIA WIRELESS, ORLANDO, FL, March 19, 2002 - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced the availability of movianCrypt™ for Pocket PC, a powerful and efficient data encryptor for Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC handhelds. movianCrypt automatically safeguards personal or corporate data on Pocket PC handheld computers with transparent, industrial strength encryption, protecting users if their device is lost or stolen. With the launch of movianCrypt for Pocket PC, Certicom further extends its award-winning movian™ product line, the industry's most comprehensive PDA security offering for the enterprise. 

"With our comprehensive movian product line, Certicom is able to address the major PDA security concerns of the enterprise which include secure remote access to corporate information and the protection of sensitive data stored on the device," said Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. "With the addition of movianCrypt for PocketPC, Certicom enables corporations to use one security vendor to address their PDA security concerns for a broad range of devices. Certicom empowers corporations to easily, securely and cost effectively equip employees with the latest handheld devices and enables them to access valuable corporate resources while leveraging their existing IT infrastructures." 

movianCrypt is a software application that provides a user-friendly method for maintaining encrypted data on Palm and now Pocket PC handheld devices. It works seamlessly in the background using the latest, strongest encryption standard (128-bit AES) in order to secure the data of record-based applications. movianCrypt v1.0 for Pocket PC is compatible with all Pocket PC devices running Pocket PC 3.0 and Windows CE 3.0 including the most recent versions of Compaq iPAC and HP Jornada devices. In addition, movianCrypt complements Certicom's movianVPN™ product, a wireless VPN solution that connects mobile workers with corporate data. 

Extending Enterprise Security
The use of handheld devices by mobile professionals is increasing dramatically. Some forecasts say that worldwide shipments of PDAs could total 33.7 million units by 2004. As the corporate workforce goes mobile, Certicom's movian product line extends enterprise-level security to unleash the potential for large-scale corporate use of popular handheld devices. 

"Enterprises will not proceed with mobile deployments until they can be confident that mission critical applications and data will remain secure both at rest and in wired/wireless transit," said Charles Kolodgy, Research Manager for IDC's Internet Security Software program. "Because PDA's and other mobile devices are lost at an alarming rate, enterprises will mandate encryption solutions to prevent unauthorized access to proprietary and company-confidential data." 

Certicom's award-winning movian™ product line, introduced in February 2001 to meet the needs of today's wireless and mobile enterprise, now has over 600 customers, including more than 50 Global 500 customers and major government entities. movian products incorporate Certicom's encryption, security protocols, and device expertise for securing confidential and sensitive information stored on or transmitted from handheld devices. All movian products are developed to be interoperable with a wide range of industry standards, devices, operating systems and infrastructures. 

"The combination of movianCrypt and movianVPN is the most powerful and complete security solution for the growing mobile workforce. By equipping employees with Certicom-secured handheld devices, companies around the world now benefit from increased productivity and customer satisfaction," continued Certicom's McKinnon. "The addition of movianCrypt for Pocket PC further illustrates Certicom's commitment to providing innovative tools that enable enterprises to conduct business securely whenever and wherever it makes the most sense." 

movianCrypt for PocketPC: Features and Benefits

  • Transparent User Experience: movianCrypt automatically decrypts sensitive data in a secured folder including inbox, calendar, tasks and contacts database files. movianCrypt takes advantage of idle CPU time to re-encrypt data on the fly, so when you're finished using the device it will shut down and lock quickly.
  • Strong Security: movianCrypt uses AES with 128-bit key encryption optimized for Pocket PC platforms
  • The password is not stored on the device. Therefore it cannot be shared with the desktop with the data, safeguarding it from attack. Also, Sync'ing and beaming are protected by password authentication. Automatic lockout on power-off or after a determined period of time, ensures further security.
  • Optimizes Performance: movianCrypt is designed for optimum performance leveraging Certicom's expertise in encryption technologies for small, constrained devices. Utilizing idle CPU time to re-encrypt data, the impact to the device is minimal.
  • Easy to Use: features a simple GUI and installation process.

Pricing and Availability
movianCrypt for Pocket PC will be available at moviansecurity.com on March 29 for purchase of individual seats starting at $39.95 per seat. For more information on site licenses, send email to contactsales@moviansecurity.com or call Certicom at (510) 780-5100. 

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 300 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., Sony International (Europe) GmbH and Verizon Communications. 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, movian, movianCrypt 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, 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 Carol Paterson
Corporate Communications Lois Paul & Partners (for Certicom)
Certicom Corp. (415) 262-1908
(510) 780-5417 carol_paterson@lpp.com