Support for U.S. government requirements and multiple platforms key considerations for Nokia in choosing Certicom for Intellisync Mobile Suite

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (September 19, 2006) – Certicom today announced that its cryptographic technology is being used by Nokia in a multi-year contract as the foundation for security in the Intellisync Mobile Suite as well as its instant messaging, unified messenger software and data and file synchronization products.

Certicom’s technology adds another layer to the robust Nokia security portfolio, which protects the enterprise at every level, from the corporate network all the way to the application, whether in a traditional or mobile environment. Working with Certicom allows Nokia to bring its mobile solutions to market quickly with proven, standard-based security that supports a wide range of mobile platforms and meets the U.S. government FIPS 140-2 requirements.

Nokia licensed Certicom Security Builder® SSL™ for accurate and optimized standards-based implementations; Security Builder® Crypto™ as the core crypto provider; and Security Builder® GSE™ to meet U.S. government FIPS 140-2 security requirements. With Security Builder GSE, Nokia can easily add FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic functions to its Intellisync product line, thereby meeting government standards.

“Nokia understands that enterprises simply cannot compromise on security, so every element of our Enterprise Solutions portfolio was developed with this in mind,” said Tom Libretto, director, product marketing, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. “Incorporating Certicom’s technology at the application layer means that enterprises can be sure company information is protected from behind the firewall, out to the device and within the application itself.”

“Customers using Intellisync Mobile Suite from Nokia, who include some of the largest companies in the world, depend on them for secure and reliable wireless communications. Certicom helps Nokia meet those expectations with our proven, standards-based security implementations,” said Ian McKinnon, Certicom’s president and CEO.

Nokia offers a complete portfolio of security solutions for the enterprise, including the Nokia IP Security appliance family that features integrated security, firewalls, IP VPN and SSL VPN. Nokia has incorporated enterprise-class security into its devices and now into its mobility solutions with Certicom.

About Certicom
Certicom protects the value of your content, applications 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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