Security Builder IPSec's broad compatibility with leading VPN vendors helps Apani get to market faster while reducing development costs
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (March 29, 2005)– Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), the authority for strong, efficient cryptography, today announced that Apani Networks, a leading provider of encryption and access control solutions to secure data flows, has licensed Certicom's proven Security Builder® IPSec™ toolkit to help it expand into the mobile security market. By using the widely-implemented Certicom toolkit to build mobile IPSec-compliant virtual private network (VPN) clients, Apani can significantly reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market of its product.
Apani also chose Security Builder IPSec for its efficient security implementations and broad compatibility with leading VPN vendors, including Checkpoint, Cisco, Juniper Networks and Nortel Networks. Security Builder IPSec features the smallest code size available, offering developers efficient security and better performance than traditional IPSec implementations.
"When we looked at Certicom's IPSec toolkit, we knew it made sense for our mobile security products. First, Certicom offers comprehensive and efficient security. Secondly, Certicom's IPSec toolkit continues to provide broad VPN gateway coverage," said Chris Chen, general manager of Apani Networks' Mobile Security Solutions. "By leveraging Security Builder IPSec, we can reduce our time to market and meet our customers' needs for a best-in-class standards compliant solution."
Recently, Apani announced a new business unit to focus on customers' increasing demand for mobile security solutions. Its initial focus will be to meet market demand for security in mobile edge devices such as PDAs and Smartphones using the Windows Mobile, Palm, and Symbian operating systems.
"With its latest initiative, Apani will extend their security offering to the edge of the network, where PDAs and other devices are consistently being used for business applications," said Ian McKinnon, president and CEO at Certicom. "Customers, like Apani, understand that our comprehensive and efficient solutions are key tools in developing secure applications that meet and exceed customer expectations."
About Apani Networks
Apani Networks is a leader in network security, providing in-depth protection for IT networks' data-in-motion. Apani Networks security solutions enable IT professionals to address the increasing risk created by vanishing perimeters and heterogeneous networks. Using network encryption and centralized management for authentication, access and administration, businesses can seamlessly employ point-to-point security to shield critical data transmission from attacks.
Established in 2003, Apani Networks is a privately held company with headquarters located in Brea, California. Additional information is available at www.apani.com or 714.792.1875.
Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) is the authority for strong, efficient cryptography required by software vendors and device manufacturers to embed security in their products. Adopted by the US government's National Security Agency (NSA), Certicom technologies for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provide the most security per bit of any known public key scheme, making it ideal for constrained environments. Certicom products and services are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion, Terayon, Texas Instruments and Unisys. Founded in 1985, Certicom is headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Canada, with offices in Ottawa, ON; Reston, VA; San Mateo, CA; and London, England. Visit www.certicom.com.
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