Certicom Launches UMA Device Software for Mobility Market

    Toolkit provides core functionality for device manufacturers to support
    unlicensed mobile access

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 19 /CNW/ - Certicom (TSX: CIC) today launched
Certicom UMA Device Software, a software developer module that makes it easy
for device manufacturers to implement the unlicensed mobile access (UMA)
protocol and get their products to market faster while reducing development
costs. Certicom has drawn on its many years of experience in the mobility
sector to provide a standards-based, portable module featuring a small
footprint ideal for handsets, GA/UMA terminal adapters, mobile operator home
gateways, UMA softphones and femtocell backhauling.
    UMA addresses the fixed mobile convergence (FMC) market by enabling a
mobile device to access the core of a cellular network using an IP connection
that is secured by a standard IPSec VPN. When using UMA, mobile devices will
have the same features they get when connected on the standard GSM cellular
    "Mobile device manufacturers are faced with short product life spans and
the need to roll out new models that are increasingly more complex," said Jim
Alfred, director of product management, Certicom. "To balance these demands,
they need to partner with companies like Certicom that understand the
challenges and can help them get to market quickly, while reducing the risks
of adding advanced technology to their products."

    Certicom UMA Device Software:

    -   Efficient: built for resource constrained devices, minimizing the
        impact on memory usage and CPU resources;
    -   Easy to integrate: contains well-defined APIs to help developers to
        quickly and easily integrate the UMA module with other elements that
        comprise the mobile device;
    -   Provides compatibility: includes the latest industry standards for
        UMA protocol operation, including TS 43.318, TS 44.318 Release 6, and
        UMA v1.3, ensuring compatibility with other UMA network devices; and
    -   Secure: integrated with Certicom Security Builder IPSec, an award-
        winning, comprehensive, cross-platform VPN module.

    Certicom UMA Device Software is a cost-effective way for original
equipment manufacturers to quickly bring interoperable UMA products to market.
Pricing depends on the customer's platform requirements and includes developer
licenses, royalties, support and integration services. For more information,
visit www.certicom.com/uma.

    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 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.
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, 2006 and
filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Courtney Lloyd, Jolita Communications,
(613) 271-7512, lcourtneylloyd@jolita.ca

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