Mobile computing company looks to Certicom to meet customer demand for proven, standards-based security
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (November 16, 2005)– Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced that Realm Systems has licensed Security Builder IPSec to build a proven, standards-based virtual private network (VPN) into its mobile enterprise platform.
The Realm Mobile Enterprise Platform offers a new medium for managing, distributing, and securing data and applications to authenticated end-users. The platform consists of a secure pocket-sized computer for employees and a router that centrally manages the devices for IT. When plugged into any computer USB port, mobile workers can safely and securely access data systems without installing software or configure settings.
Realm has embedded Certicom's Security Builder IPSec technology into the mobile computer to provide its customers with the leading VPN solution, which is backed by 20 years of experience in proven security technology. Realm also recognizes the value of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) in IPSec and the advantage of implementing cryptography with smaller keys and on smaller processors.
"With today's mobile environment, chief security officers and IT managers are re-evaluating the technologies and companies they use to secure remote access," said Rick White, CEO of Realm Systems. "Thanks to Certicom's technology our platform can securely manage, distribute and secure data and applications to authenticated mobile workers."
For two decades, Certicom has focused on developing and providing standards-based security for resource-constrained environments. This expertise has resulted in an IPSec module that help companies like Realm build a VPN client that is one-tenth the size of desktop versions but with equivalent functionality. By using Security Builder IPSec, companies like Realm can provide strong security, including confidentiality, integrity and authentication-from handheld devices to the corporate network-and with support for industry-leading VPN gateways and the latest industry standards including Internet Key Exchange (IKE).
"The Realm system takes mobile security to the next level by establishing complete trust through a revolutionary new platform and proven, efficient security," said Ian McKinnon, president and CEO at Certicom. "Realm is helping companies to optimize the productivity of their mobile workforce while mitigating risks by using security backed by the industry expert."
Security Builder IPSec is one of the security services modules that comprises the Certicom Security Architecture, a comprehensive, modular and portable solution designed to allow developers to quickly and cost-effectively embed security across multiple families and generations of devices. Its Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Validated modules enable developers to meet stringent government security guidelines without having to undergo the time-consuming and costly testing process themselves.
Realm Systems provides a next generation Mobile Enterprise Platform that simplifies the delivery of applications and services to end-users across the distributed enterprise. Realm Systems is uniquely positioned to solve many of the issues facing today's networked organizations by extending the life of desktops and laptops, significantly reducing IT maintenance costs. Realm's technology simplifies and centralizes identity and application management and maintenance while preserving existing IT capital investment. The company is at the nexus of an enormous opportunity that spans markets, including security, identity management, regulatory compliance, and mobile device support of enterprise applications. According to AMR Research, the market for data security compliance alone is expected to reach $15.5 billion by the end of 2005.
Realm Systems was founded in 2002 by a group of seasoned technologists and executives with extensive expertise in distributed computing, integrated circuit development, web services, and IT security. Realm Systems is privately held with offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington. Visit www.realmsys.com.
Certicom protects the value of your content, software and devices with government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for classified and sensitive but unclassified government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the undisputed leader in ECC, Certicom security offerings are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including General Dynamics, Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion and Unisys. Founded in 1985, Certicom's corporate offices are in Mississauga, ON, Canada with worldwide sales headquarters in Reston, VA and offices in the US, Canada and Europe. Visit www.certicom.com
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