CommonTime’s Cadenza products will ensure increased security for mobile workers 

Mississauga, Ontario – (April 28, 2003) – Certicom Corp., (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, has licensed its Security Builder® toolkit to CommonTime, a leader in synchronization software and mobile computing solutions. CommonTime will utilize the cryptographic toolkit to enhance the security of its Cadenza mForms and mNotes products. 

CommonTime’s Cadenza products are currently used by over 15,000 enterprises seeking to improve communication between field and office-based staff, data accuracy and order processing. Although these solutions are currently secure, Certicom will provide security enhancements to globally recognized standards. This means that CommonTime will have a common security language in all of their markets of operation. Government customers with clear security policies will easily be able to address their needs with Certicom–enhanced mobile software products, whilst project managers and business managers will be able to confidently recommend these enhanced products in their mobile mass-deployment proposals.

“ We partnered with Certicom because we recognize that there is only one security solutions company that is firmly focused on the mobile space, and that’s Certicom,” explained Nigel Mackrill, CEO of CommonTime. “Certicom’s focus on security for wireless devices and infrastructure is ideal for our range of Cadenza mobile software and solutions. Both our product ranges are best of breed, it’s a great fit especially in the benefits that our combined offering delivers to the customer.” 

Businesses using the Lotus Notes / Domino messaging platform choose mNotes as it enables them to take advantage of the capabilities of the latest handheld devices and their business users to get their personal information into the palm of their hands anywhere, anytime. Cadenza mNotes is a much-needed companion for devices such as the Pocket PC, Palm and Smartphones as they are not sold with Lotus Notes on-board. mForms allows any business application to be converted for use on a handheld computer. This includes mobile point-of-sale, surveys, and mobile field service that can be performed digitally on a lightweight handheld computer, thus improving field worker productivity, improving accuracy of the data captured and elimination of paper updates. 

Security Builder by Certicom is a flexible, standards-based cryptography toolkit that enables developers to integrate encryption, digital signatures and other security mechanisms into applications. With support for over 30 platforms, the Security Builder toolkit’s efficient code dramatically improves processing speeds and bandwidth utilization, while minimizing storage and battery requirements. Development time can be reduced as the comprehensive suite eliminates the need to integrate multiple toolkits into applications. 

“ We are really pleased that CommonTime has licensed the Security Builder toolkit,” said Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. “This will enable CommonTime to integrate key security functionality into mForms and mNotes and will ensure that thousands of mobile workers use products which meet globally recognized security standards.” 

About CommonTime Ltd
CommonTime is a global leader in the provision of mobile computing solutions, connected or wireless. Their products and services enable businesses, large and small, to harness the potential of mobile computing at a fraction of the normal cost. The company has developed mobile Notes messaging solutions and has mobilized core business applications in every major industry for leading companies including: TNT, Paramount, Reuters, Daimler Chrysler and Vodafone.

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

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: 

Kenneth McGilvary Brendan Ziolo
TKO Marketing Consultants Certicom Corp.
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Ollie Omotosho
Vice President Marketing
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