Aristocrat Technologies Licenses Certicom Cryptography to Secure Next Generation Gaming Systems



    Leading Casino Technology Provider to Integrate Certicom's Elliptic Curve
    Cryptography to Enhance End-to-End Server-Based Gaming Security Solutions

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today
announced that Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of
technology-driven products for the casino gaming industry, has licensed the
Game Guardian SBG(TM) (Server Based Gaming) security platform to protect its
next-generation casino systems. Aristocrat will use Certicom's Game Guardian
SBG to secure and authenticate connections between gaming machines.
    The Game Guardian SBG platform will be incorporated into Aristocrat's
gaming solutions, which will allow the company to perform security operations
and complex authentication tasks among users, applications, machines and
backend servers. By implementing Game Guardian's technology, Aristocrat can
easily submit software upgrades to existing casinos without deploying new
hardware or an entirely new infrastructure.
    Certicom's Game Guardian platform uses Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC),
which is a part of the National Security Agency's (NSA) public-key
crypto-system to protect communications. Known as Suite B, these
recommendations are part of an initiative to upgrade the security
infrastructure of government communications to meet present and future
security needs. Suite B and ECC are used in a growing number of sectors
ranging from networking, consumer electronics, wireless devices and
semiconductors to government and financial services.
    The Aristocrat Technologies group of companies was founded in 1953 and is
based in Australia. Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), the group's
publicly traded Australian Stock Exchange listed entity, is a leading supplier
of gaming solutions in the global market. The Aristocrat group supplies gaming
machines, casino games, and multi-station gaming solutions to more than
500 licensed gaming venues across the United States, Australia, New Zealand,
Singapore, South Africa, Macau and Canada. Aristocrat also provides onsite and
field technological support for gaming machines and other gaming equipment
including preventative maintenance and spare parts and logistics services.
    "At Aristocrat, we have a reputation for outstanding performance,
customer support and brand equity," said Gareth Phillips, Chief Technology
Officer for Aristocrat. "By embedding Certicom's Game Guardian platform into
our next generation solutions, we can provide our customers with the most
market focused, dynamic and secure gaming experience possible. This powerful
combination will help Aristocrat maintain its stature as a leading provider of
casino products throughout the world."
    Certicom's Game Guardian platform provides interoperability between
gaming manufacturers such as Aristocrat and Bally Technologies, who recently
announced a joint agreement to develop a common download and configuration
system based on the open standards of the Gaming Standards Association (GSA).
The new GSA-standard Downloadable Configuration Manager (DCM) will allow
content download and configuration management for G2S based gaming machines
and will be designed to co-exist with both companies' slot and casino
management systems.
    "We are thrilled that a leading gaming machine manufacturer, Aristocrat
Technologies, has selected our Game Guardian platform to secure their next
generation casino gaming network," said Karna Gupta, Certicom CEO. "The
technology landscape in the gaming industry is rapidly evolving as the Gaming
Standards Association (GSA) and its members push forward with the adoption of
open standards to enable innovation and interoperability. With our highly
interoperable Game Guardian platform, Certicom is at the forefront of this
campaign and is looking to provide casinos everywhere with the security
solutions that they need."

    About Aristocrat Leisure Limited

    Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) is a leading global provider of
gaming solutions that consistently outperforms the competition. The Company is
licensed by over two hundred regulators and its products and services are
available in over ninety countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a
diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines,
interactive video terminal systems, electronic tables, and casino management
systems. For further information visit the company's website at
www.aristocratgaming.com.

    About Certicom

    Certicom protects the value of content, applications and devices with
government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA)
for government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the
most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the global 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,
Ontario, Canada with worldwide sales and marketing headquarters in Reston,
Virginia and offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and China. Visit
www.certicom.com.

    Certicom, 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 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.
Forward-looking information includes information concerning the Company's
future financial performance, business strategy, plans, goals and objectives.
When used in such documents, the words "plans", "expects", "budget",
"scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "will",
"believes" or variations of such words and phrases often, but not always,
identify forward looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results
or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other
things: the ability of the Company to successfully implement its strategic
initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected
benefits; the ability of the Company to develop, promote and protect its
proprietary technology security breaches or defects in the Company's products;
competitive conditions in the businesses in which the Company participates;
changes in consumer spending; the outcome of legal proceedings as they arise;
general economic conditions and normal business uncertainty; consolidation in
the Company's industry and by its customers; customer preferences towards
product offerings; the risk that customers may cancel their contracts with the
Company; reliance on a limited number of customers; demand for ECC-based
technology; performance of the Company's management team and the Company's
ability to attract and retain skilled employees; operating the Company's
business profitably; fluctuations in revenue and foreign currency exchange
rates; interest rate fluctuations and other changes in borrowing costs; the
ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships; and other factors
identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual
information form dated July 26, 2007 and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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