Certicom Licenses Security Solutions to Sterling Commerce

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Certicom (TSX: CIC) today announced that
Sterling Commerce has extended its license of Certicom's Security Builder(R)
security solutions to protect sensitive financial transactions. Under terms of
the license renewal, Certicom will deliver upgraded and enhanced versions of
its Security Builder SSL-J(TM) and Security Builder C-J GSE(TM) solutions as
well as professional services support.
    Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc. company, helps customers thrive in a
global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people,
and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide - including 82 percent of
the Fortune 500 - use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process
integration, multi-channel selling, and supply chain fulfillment to improve
profitability inside and outside their company walls. Headquartered in
Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 19 countries and most major
cities around the world. More information on the company can be found at
    Security Builder SSL-J provides security for Internet communications and
also contains Suite-B algorithms that support the National Security Agency's
(NSA) requirements for the U.S. Government Crypto Modernization Program.
Security Builder C-J GSE is Certicom's Federal Industry Protections Standards
(FIPS) 140-2 validated cryptographic module. FIPS 140-2 is the security
requirement for cryptographic modules as defined by the National Institute of
Standards for Technology (NIST).

    About Certicom

    Certicom manages and 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's security offerings are currently licensed to
hundreds of multinational technology companies, including IBM, General
Dynamics, Motorola, Oracle and Research In Motion. Founded in 1985, Certicom's
corporate offices are in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with worldwide sales and
marketing headquarters in Reston, Virginia and offices in Europe and Asia.
Visit www.certicom.com.

    Certicom Safe Harbor Statement

    Except for historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Forward-looking information includes information concerning Certicom'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 Certicom to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and
whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits; the
ability of Certicom to develop, promote and protect its proprietary technology
security breaches or defects in Certicom's products; competitive conditions in
the businesses in which Certicom participates; changes in consumer spending;
the outcome of legal proceedings as they arise; general economic conditions
and normal business uncertainty; consolidation in Certicom's industry and by
its customers; customer preferences towards product offerings; the risk that
customers may cancel their contracts with Certicom; reliance on a limited
number of customers; demand for ECC-based technology; performance of
Certicom's management team and Certicom's ability to attract and retain
skilled employees; operating Certicom'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 Certicom's annual information form dated July 21, 2008 and filed
on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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For further information: John Conrad, Merritt Group, Inc., (703)
390-1538, conrad@merrittgrp.com

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