Device manufacturers can implement DRM as part of overall Certicom Security Architecture
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and OSLO, Norway – (February 14, 2005)– Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), the authority for strong, efficient cryptography, and Beep Science, a leading provider of Open Standard DRM technology, today announced a partnership agreement to enable Certicom to integrate and resell Beep Science's digital rights management (DRM) software solution. The move supports Certicom's objective to provide a comprehensive, integrated security platform that addresses the evolving needs of device manufacturers.
The robust and secure OMA DRM v2 Agent from Beep Science will become part of the Certicom Security Architecture, which consists of a modular set of security protocol toolkits and software cryptographic providers that are unified by a single, intuitive application programming interface. The Beep Science DRM solution (client- and server-side) is fully compliant with the digital rights management standard from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and supports the distribution of high value content to a wide spectrum of devices, including multimedia capable mobile phones, handheld devices, consumer electronic devices, and set-top boxes.
"Certicom is uniquely positioned to address the evolving security needs of device manufacturers. Our focus on strong security, our experience with resource-constrained devices, and now our partnership with Beep Science, the DRM expert, combine to make a powerful offering," said Jim Alfred, director of product management at Certicom. "As devices become more complex, coordinated efforts, such as our partnership with Beep Science, become critical to helping device manufacturers meet the evolving needs of their customers."
"For device manufacturers to succeed, they need to consider security at the design stage. It's for this reason that we have chosen to partner with Certicom, a leader and experienced player in embedded security. By working with Certicom, our DRM technology becomes part of comprehensive security architecture," said Markku Mehtala, VP business development at Beep Science. "This agreement represents new opportunities for both companies and a complete solution for device manufacturers."
To learn more about the partnership please visit Beep Science at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France (stand J5&6 Hall 3,) and Certicom at RSA Conference 2005 in San Francisco (booth #430).
About Beep Science
Beep Science is a leading provider of client and server side Digital Rights Management (DRM) software solutions fully compliant with the Industry Standard from Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). The Beep Science OMA v2 DRM client product for device manufacturers and media player vendors is a total solution that applies to the strict performance and robustness requirements while providing flexible business models and enhanced end-user experience. The Beep Science OMA DRM Server integrates with existing service delivery infrastructure and automates the content protection and license management for digital content providers. The company represents one of the largest specialist resource centers within the field of Mobile Digital Rights Management and has world-class brands as customers. Visit www.beepscience.com
About Certicom 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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