MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (December 4, 2006) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced that General Dynamics C4 Systems has licensed Certicom technology for use on the U.S. Army Land Warrior program.
General Dynamics C4 Systems licensed Certicom’s intellectual property in 2004 and now is licensing Certicom Security Builder® GSE™ and Security Builder® Crypto™. Security Builder GSE is a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 module that enables government security requirements to be met quickly and in a cost-effective manner. FIPS 140-2 certification is awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after products have undergone rigorous testing by an accredited independent lab. General Dynamics C4 Systems also licensed Security Builder® PKI™.
“A growing number of government contractors, like General Dynamics, are turning to Certicom for our expertise,” said Ian McKinnon, Certicom’s president and CEO.
Certicom technology will provide strong security that can be used by a wider audience to meet not only the evolving communications needs of the U.S. Federal Government but also those of state and local governments, Coalition partners, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries and industry.
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 and marketing headquarters in Reston, VA and offices in the US, Canada and Europe. Visit www.certicom.com
Certicom, Certicom ECC Core, Certicom Security Architecture, Certicom Trust Infrastructure, Certicom CodeSign, Certicom KeyInject, Security Builder, Security Builder API, Security Builder BSP, Security Builder Crypto, Security Builder ETS, Security Builder GSE, Security Builder IPSec, Security Builder MCE, Security Builder NSE, Security Builder PKI and Security Builder SSL are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information subject to change.
Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce, the increase of the demand for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the market acceptance of our principal products and sales of our customer's products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the possibility of our products infringing patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of product development. Certicom will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
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