movianVPN by Certicom provides Pocket LOOX customers with a secure solution to capitalize on wireless mobile workplaces
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada and MUNICH, Germany– (September 15, 2003) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European computer company, today announced they have signed an agreement to add movianVPN™ by Certicom to Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ mobile device offerings. The strong security of movianVPN combined with the high performance, low-power technology of the Pocket LOOX handheld is designed to provide customers with the tools and confidence to securely access business critical applications and technology, while on the move.
Mobile workers need to access the corporate network and e-mail. It is no longer a corporate luxury, but a business requirement. In order to protect sensitive information, corporations must extend their existing security policies to wireless devices. The combination of Fujitsu Siemens Computers wireless products and services and Certicom’s security applications make it easier for corporations to address this business requirement.
“Fujitsu Siemens Computers relies on movianVPN for its own internal wireless security requirements. Because of the success we’ve had with movianVPN, we decided to make the same functionality available to our customers,” said Peter Esser, executive vice president volume products and supply operations at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “The Certicom Partner Network gives us and our partners access to world-class expertise and technical training to deliver high caliber security solutions, addressing our customers needs.”
Fujitsu Siemens Computers will join the top tier of the Certicom Partner Network, providing its customers with secure wireless communications while helping Certicom expand its global reach and increase sales. The agreement will see Fujitsu Siemens Computers distribute the movianVPN product for its Pocket LOOX handheld throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Certicom’s security expertise continues to attract large, world-class partners. We are pleased that Fujitsu Siemens Computers recognizes the proven strength of our movianVPN product and as a result now bundles it with their solutions,” said Ian McKinnon, president and CEO of Certicom. “We are committed to helping our partners shape the landscape of today’s secured wireless environment, ensuring that their customers receive the highest quality solutions to protect their sensitive information.”
movian™ by Certicom is a complete suite of wireless security applications that allows users to confidently extend wireless communications across their organizations, including to critical applications such as e-mail and customer relationship management. movianVPN provides secure access to the corporate network via wireless devices.
About the Mobility Offering from Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers provides Mobility and Business Critical Computing solutions that deliver anywhere, anytime, and any device access to the information services which organizations and consumers increasingly require in their business and private lives. For Fujitsu Siemens Computers, mobility goes beyond handhelds, tablet PCs, notebooks and PCs to encompass all the different elements needed to give users the flexibility and reliability they want. We help businesses and the public sector deploy access, device, and location-independent mobility solutions to gain competitive advantage through improved customer relations, better services, and improved cost-effectiveness.
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European computer company. Serving the needs of large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and consumers the company operates in all key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a unique choice of world-class computer technology and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Embedded in a global cooperation, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes advantage of the strengths and the innovative power of its parent companies Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG.
About Certicom Partner Network
The Certicom Partner Network enables security-focused companies and large carriers with security divisions to round out their product portfolios with award-winning handheld security solutions. The Certicom Partner Network has three levels of partnership: Distribution, Advantage and Alliance. Members of the Certicom Partner Network are fully qualified to sell and support Certicom products and have access to an extensive array of sales, marketing and technical support benefits. Distribution partners sell movian security applications through other reseller channels and enjoy enhanced partner benefits.
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, Security Builder, SSL Plus, Trustpoint, movian, movianVPN, movianCrypt, and movianMail are trademarks 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 news 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 Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
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