movianVPN integrated into netpad devices to provide advanced wireless security

Mississauga, Ontario – (December 4, 2002) – Certicom Corporation (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, and Psion Teklogix (LSE: PON), a global provider of rugged mobile devices, today announced plans to provide enhanced wireless security for netpad hand-held computers running Windows CE .NET. The integration of movianVPN™ from Certicom into the Psion Teklogix netpad addresses the security concerns facing many organizations implementing mobile data solutions. 

movianVPN, optimized to run on Windows CE .NET devices, brings together the convenience of wireless with the essential security required by companies to allow mobile workers the ability to access enterprise applications and information they require in the field. Secure communications are of critical importance for many industries including Transportation and Logistics, Government and Field Services; three key markets for Psion Teklogix. By enabling enterprise class handheld devices like netpad to connect to existing wired VPN infrastructures, Certicom provides a cost-effective security solution that will foster the adoption of wireless communication across all industries. 

“Security is an ever increasing focus for our customers who are demanding mobile computing solutions that provide easy, and secure access to mission critical applications and/or data,” said Norbert Dawalibi, President, Psion Teklogix. “Certicom’s movianVPN solution provides the flexibility and interoperability required to seamlessly address our customers’ security needs without impacting the performance of the our Windows CE .NET devices.”

Deploying, secure, mobile computing solutions are complex projects for any company, large or small. By delivering the movianVPN client on its Windows CE-based products, Psion Teklogix simplifies the design and deployment of these solutions, decreases implementation time and costs and ultimately increases the likelihood of success. Supporting IPSec and other standards enables movianVPN to deliver strong security without compromising performance or usability of the device. In addition, movianVPN fits with a wide range of deployment scenarios and offers the industry’s most comprehensive gateway support (over 12 gateway platforms including Cisco and Nortel). 

netpad’s rugged design and ½ VGA color screen bridge the gap between heavy-duty, keyboard-equipped industrial computers and less rugged ¼ PDA-like devices. netpad’s unique design and high-performance computing provide a cost-effective hand-held computer that delivers superior data capture and processing ability to mobile workers in demanding environments. Using the Windows CE .NET platform, the netpad is well suited for industrial applications such as field force automation and tracking, tracing and delivery processes across many industry sectors. 

“The netpad provides the mobile industrial workforce with the computing performance and form factor required in the field,” said Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. “Giving the mobile workforce the flexibility and power to run data-intensive applications securely enables corporations to extend their communications into the field and provide better service to their customers. movianVPN provides the security required to gain customer and corporate trust and in turn drive the adoption of wireless data services by the enterprise.” 

For more information on the Psion Teklogix netpad, visit For more information on Certicom wireless security solutions, visit

About Psion Teklogix
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of rugged mobile devices and wireless LAN systems and support to the enterprise. The company’s systems, installed in more than 15,000 sites worldwide, provide mobile workers with anytime, anywhere access to enterprise IT systems. Psion Teklogix offers the widest range of connectivity options, and a choice of real-time, near-time and batch technologies. The largest operating division of Psion PLC, Psion Teklogix plays a key role in its parent company’s vision to create new ways to access mobile data and the mobile Internet. Psion Teklogix has 43 sales and support offices and 95 independent distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit

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

For further information, please contact: 

Brendan Ziolo André Fuochi
Certicom Corp. Maverick Public Relations
(613) 254-9267 (416) 640-5519  
Natasha Georgantas 
High Road Communications 
(416) 368-8348 ext. 231

Ted Zwibel
Psion Teklogix 
(905) 813-9900