Partnership combines strong wireless expertise with deep government experience
Mississauga, Ontario (July 15, 2003) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, today announced that SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of information technology (IT) services and solutions to U.S. federal government organizations, has joined the Certicom Partner Network as an Advantage Partner. The partnership combines Certicom’s strong wireless expertise with SRA’s deep government experience, ultimately enabling more government organizations to securely extend their critical business applications and technology to wireless devices.
Under the agreement, SRA will include movian GSE by Certicom products when appropriate, providing key capabilities for comprehensive and integrated secure wireless solutions that meet the government’s highest security standards. Certicom’s core cryptographic module, Security Builder® GSE, used in all movian products is FIPS 140-2 certified. In addition, movianVPN GSE and movianMail GSE support the Department of Defense Common Access Card for strong authentication.
“ We chose to partner with Certicom because they know the real and perceived risks in deploying wireless networks, particularly in government agencies where information is highly sensitive,” said Michael Yocom, Vice President of Integrated Management Solutions at SRA. “Their products meet the stringent security requirements set by government without sacrificing performance. VPN and secure messaging are critical factors for a secure wireless solution. Their technical expertise and support combined with our experience and knowledge allow us to offer government organizations a complete solution that addresses their concerns and meets their networking requirements.”
SRA provides information technology services and solutions to clients across the federal government, with a particular strength in national security. The company works with the Department of Defense, the National Guard, intelligence agencies, and other federal organizations with homeland security missions.
“We are delighted to be partnering with SRA to accelerate our reach into government and allow departments to exploit the proven advantages of a mobile workforce,” said Ian McKinnon, President and CEO of Certicom. “SRA has built an impressive reputation based on their extensive experience and understanding of federal government organizations. Certicom has taken an industry lead in providing wireless security solutions. Together we provide a best-in-class solution for our customers.”
movian security applications bring together the convenience of wireless communications with the security demanded by organizations looking to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and web browsing to mobile professionals. The applications include:
About SRA International, Inc.
SRA is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to clients in national security, health care and public health, and civil government. SRA services include strategic consulting; systems design, development, and integration; and outsourcing and operations management. The Company also delivers business solutions for text and data mining, contingency and disaster response planning, information assurance, environmental strategies and technology, enterprise architecture, network operations and management, and enterprise systems management.
FORTUNE® magazine has chosen SRA as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for four consecutive years. The Company’s 2,600 employees serve clients from its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and offices across the country. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com
About the Certicom Partner Network
The Certicom Partner Network has two levels of partnership: Advantage and Alliance. All partners are fully qualified to sell and support Certicom products and have access to an extensive array of sales, marketing and technical support 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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