movianVPN To Provide ECO Users With Secure Wireless Access to Corporate Resources

Mississauga, Ontario – (June 4, 2003) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, today announced its support of EDS’ Extended Connected Office (ECO) offering. Certicom will provide movianVPN™, a wireless VPN application, for ECO, a fully-managed enterprise mobility solution. The relationship enables mobile users to have the same range of enterprise applications, high availability and security on their mobile data device as they currently have through a managed desktop environment. 

ECO connects mobile and remote workers seamlessly through the corporate firewall to access personal information management systems, corporate data, collaboration services and enterprise applications. Having secure, around-the-clock access to this information increases employee productivity.

“ This EDS offering creates great opportunities for companies to keep their mobile workforce connected and productive,” said, Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. “The Extended Connected Office brings to wireless devices what is already available on the desktop and Certicom’s solutions remove the risk often associated with wireless networks. With this collaboration, corporations can now take full advantage of mobile professionals without worrying about insecure data.” 

Certicom provides a complete, standards-based security solution for wireless handhelds that allows corporations to leverage their existing security infrastructure. movianVPN interoperates with popular VPN gateways and supports the IPSec standard, providing a cost-effective solution for simple integration with existing wired VPN infrastructures. 

“ EDS has created a mobile extension of the enterprise that moves the managed environment from the desktop into the wireless world,” said Bill Crawford, Global Offering Executive, EDS Mobility Services. “With Certicom’s movian applications, mobile users can securely access corporate information, anytime, anywhere. 

The Certicom solution complements the ECO environment with security functionality that extends the existing infrastructure to wireless handhelds.”
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.

movian security applications include:

  • movianMail™: send/receive digitally signed and encrypted mail using your handheld.
  • movianVPN™: secure access to the corporate network via wireless devices.
  • movianCrypt™: secure data storage for mobile devices.
  • movianDM™: centralized configuration and policy management for movianMail™ and movianVPN™.

For availability and pricing please contact Certicom or for more information, visit http://www.certicom.com/movian. 

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, movianDM 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: 

Andre Fuochi Brendan Ziolo
Maverick Public Relations Certicom Corp.
(416) 640-5525 ext. 233 (613) 254-9267
andref@maverickpr.com bziolo@certicom.com