Certicom Suite B Power Bundle for Elliptic Curve Cryptography Now Supports Cavium Networks NITROX and OCTEON Processors



    
       Elliptic Curve Cryptography Fast Becoming Mandatory Requirement
                       For US Government Applications
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced
that Certicom's Suite B Power Bundle will support the market-leading NITROX
Security Processors and OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 Processors from Cavium
Networks (NASDAQ:   CAVM), a provider of highly integrated semiconductor
products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications,
storage and security applications. The joint solutions are targeted for
high-security, US government applications as part of routers, switches,
servers, appliances and gateways.
    Suite B is the set of cryptographic algorithms recommended by the
National Security Agency (NSA) to secure classified and unclassified
communications. The private sector is also beginning to implement Suite B
algorithms in a range of products and services.
    Through this agreement, both Cavium and Certicom customers are able to
quickly comply with the U.S. government's Suite B specification by integrating
Cavium Processors with Certicom's software toolkits for Crypto, SSL, SSH and
SRTP that are FIPS-validated and Suite B-enabled. The need for meeting
stringent federal standards for security is driving the demand for Certicom's
NSA-approved ECC technology, which is recommended by the U.S. government and
is also being adopted by industry to protect valuable information.
    "Cavium's line of scalable security and network services processors with
advanced Suite B hardware acceleration, combined with Certicom's Suite B Power
Bundle software tools, allows our customers to be compliant with the latest
government standards without compromising performance," said Rajiv Khemani,
vice president, marketing and sales of Cavium Networks. "The partnership with
Certicom ensures that our customers will have the most efficient and secure
implementation of ECC available."
    ECC is used in a growing number of sectors ranging from networking,
consumer electronics, wireless devices and semiconductors to government and
financial services. In 2005, the NSA recommended ECC as the public-key
crypto-system to protect classified and unclassified government
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.
    "ECC security technology meets the demanding requirements of many
customers, including the U.S. government," said Bernard W. Crotty, president
and CEO of Certicom. "The Cavium partnership provides our network
infrastructure customers the critical public key infrastructure needed to
develop end-to-end ECC enabled network products with the highest performance
implementations available."

    About Cavium Networks

    Cavium Networks is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor products
that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and
security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated,
software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps
that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center,
broadband & consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks
processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems,
tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal
offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California,
Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:
http://www.caviumnetworks.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.

    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 Cavium Networks: Angel Atondo,
(650) 623-7033, angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

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