Certicom to Provide Enterprise-level Wireless Security and Cryptography Expertise 

Mississauga, Ontario – (April 29, 2003) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, today announced it has joined Symbian’s Enterprise Partner Advisory Council. The Enterprise Partner Advisory Council was formed by Symbian to facilitate improved information sharing among its key partners and to provide technical, marketing, and business development support for companies focused on delivering enhanced wireless voice and data solutions into the enterprise space.

The productivity of a mobile workforce relies upon its ability to securely access business applications and communicate proprietary information — anywhere, anytime. As a leading provider of wireless security applications and developer toolkits, Certicom allows companies to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and customer relationship management (CRM) tools securely to mobile professionals. 

“The Enterprise Partner Advisory Council was created to advance wirelessly connected solutions for both voice and data in the enterprise,” said Jeffrey Siegel, Vice President Enterprise, Symbian. “Certicom is at the forefront of wireless security and will continue to play a vital role in helping us and our partners securely extend the reach of enterprise data to mobile professionals.”
Through collaborative efforts using Symbian’s Catalyst Programme, Symbian and members of the Enterprise Partner Advisory Council will work to provide enterprise users with the most comprehensive wireless tools and technologies. By joining Symbian’s Enterprise Partner Advisory Council, Certicom continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to the enterprise market and the Symbian platform. 

“Symbian has taken a leadership role in the wireless industry internationally,” said Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. “As Symbian now turns its attention to meeting the needs of the enterprise, Certicom is committed to providing security functionality that does not affect performance, enabling users to securely access information anytime, anyplace. Certicom works with our world-class partners to strengthen their product offerings and provide world-class security expertise and counsel.” 

movian by Certicom is a complete suite of wireless security applications that bring together the convenience of mobility with the security demanded by organizations including government. movianVPN, available for a number of Symbian-based phones, provides secure access to the corporate network via wireless devices, and interoperates with market leading VPN gateways. Certicom will be demonstrating movianVPN in the Symbian Enterprise Pavilion at the Symbian Exposium03 in London, England, April 29 and 30.

For more information on movian by Certicom, visit http://www.certicom.com/movian.

About Symbian’s Enterprise Partner Advisory Council 
Symbian is a software licensing company which develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones. 

Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9210 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 and N-Gage.

Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. Symbian’s shareholders are Ericsson, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. 
For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com

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, 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. 

For further information, please contact: 

For Certicom  
Andre Fuochi Brendan Ziolo
Maverick Public Relations Certicom Corp.
(416) 640-5525 ext. 233 (613) 254-9267
andref@maverickpr.com bziolo@certicom.com
For Symbian
Valerie Breslow, PR
+1 519 585 1700