Certicom Licenses Security Technology to Vaultus for Mobile Enterprise Applications



    With Certicom's elliptic curve cryptography Vaultus enables
    next-generation encryption for mobile workforce

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today
announced that Vaultus Mobile Technologies has licensed Certicom's Elliptic
Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology to ensure the Vaultus Mobile Application
Platform continues to provide powerful, standards-based security for mobile
workers who demand highly secure access to their corporate applications and
data.
    This contract is an expansion of an existing agreement between the two
companies that dates back to 2000, when Vaultus licensed Certicom's ECC
technology to provide high-end security for its Mobile Sales/Customer
Relationship Management (CRM), Reporting Dashboards, Help Desk, Field Service,
Directory and other mobile solutions running on BlackBerry and Windows CE
devices. With the new agreement, Vaultus will extend its ECC license with
Certicom to include Vaultus applications deployed on BlackBerry, Symbian and
Windows Mobile operating systems.
    By implementing Certicom's Security Builder(R) Crypto(TM) in VMAP,
Vaultus can offer its customers the most secure access to their enterprise
applications, data and processes via BlackBerry, Symbian or Windows Mobile
devices. Security Builder is the ideal cryptography solution because it is
optimized for small code size and includes a range of current and legacy
algorithms that provide proven security for resource-constrained mobile
devices. Because of ECC's strength and efficiency, and compliance with
government and commercial standards, a growing number of organizations
worldwide are implementing ECC today.
    "Vaultus has become a leader in Enterprise Mobility by giving mobile
workers fast, intuitive and complete access to their critical applications and
data, and by protecting that information with the best standards-based
security available," said Arvind Goyal, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at
Vaultus. "We have worked with Certicom over the years because their
comprehensive cryptographic suite allows us to select the features we need for
our latest mobile applications. Moreover, Certicom's technology supports
Vaultus' core philosophy of delivering a best-of-breed mobile user experience
by enabling faster processing, better bandwidth usage, optimized storage and
longer battery life."
    Security Builder Crypto is the cross-platform cryptographic module of the
Certicom Security Architecture that helps customers meet the evolving security
needs of today's mobile client-server application environments, mobile
platforms and operating systems and next-generation mobile networks. Because
Certicom has embraced a standards-based approach to ECC, their architecture
enables companies to use a common application programming interface across
multiple platforms and devices to easily add security features as needed,
therefore enabling developers to get to market faster.
    "In recent years the emergence of reliable, high-speed wireless networks
has led to an increasing number of business applications that mobile workers
need to perform their jobs effectively," said Bernard Crotty, president and
CEO of Certicom. "Our standards-based cryptographic solutions, like Security
Builder Crypto, are enabling companies like Vaultus to deliver the
next-generation of secure mobile applications to customers today."

    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.

    About Vaultus Mobile Technologies

    Based in Boston, MA, Vaultus is a mobile software company that enables
firms to leverage the benefits of BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and other mobile
devices - beyond email. Vaultus' award-winning Mobile Application Platform
enables workers to have instant, complete access to Dashboards, CRM,
Directory, Help Desk, Field Service, and other applications, even when they're
away from wireless coverage. And Vaultus' Mobile Application Studio enables IT
departments to cut deployment time in half and dramatically reduce support
costs. Enterprise mobility. Simple and Secure.
    To learn more about Vaultus Mobile Technologies, please visit our web
site at http://www.vaultus.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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For further information:

For further information: For Certicom, John Conrad, Merritt Group Inc.,
(703) 390-1538, conrad@merrittgrp.com; For Vaultus, Keith Waryas, Vaultus
Mobile Technologies, (617) 399-1119, (617) 407-6090 (Mobile),
kwaryas@vaultus.com

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