Leading technology companies meet to scrutinize products for IPSec/IKEv2 specifications

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (September 19, 2005)– In an increasingly complex wired and wireless environment, interoperability is a key concern for many organizations that integrate products from different vendors. To help address this issue, Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) is sponsoring the interoperability workshop on IPSec/ Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2) on September 19-23 in Toronto, Canada. The five-day event will give development teams from 12 organizations an opportunity to test each other's products with their own to identify potential interoperability issues and to agree on solutions.

During this workshop, which is led by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., vendors will focus on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IKEv2, a proposed protocol to exchange cryptographic keys used to encrypt data over an IP Security (IPSec) tunnel.

"With Certicom's deep security expertise and experience with standards, we look forward to the team's contributions to the IPSec/IKEv2 workshop," said Mark Zimmerman, Technology Program Manager at ICSA Labs, the event organizer. "The candid discussions that will happen at the workshop will go a long way toward insuring future interoperability and customer confidence in the vendors' products and standards."

"These workshops are incredibly effective in identifying potential interoperability problems early on, before they reach customers. By sponsoring this workshop, Certicom is underscoring its commitment to providing standards-based and interoperable security solutions for customers," said Jim Alfred, director of product management at Certicom.

This is the second ICSA Lab workshop on IPSec/IKEv2; the first was held last February, and Certicom was a participant. For more information about the upcoming forum, visit https://www.icsalabs.com/icsa/docs/html/communities/ipsec/bakeoff/Registration_2.html

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