Open Text's Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) Division Receives FIPS 140-2 Certification for Its Cryptographic Module

    Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Certification Addresses
    Software Security Requirements for Government, Military, and Financial

    CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management
(ECM) software and solutions, today announced that its Hummingbird
Connectivity(TM) division's Hummingbird Cryptographic Module has received
certification for the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 - a
U.S. and Canadian government standard to accredit software and hardware
cryptographic modules. Cryptographic modules offer encryption and decryption
algorithms which are used to protect the information when it is stored or
    Established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the
U.S. and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in Canada, FIPS 140-2
was designed to ensure that all U.S. Federal Government departments or
agencies only purchase and use cryptographic products that securely protect
their unclassified, but sensitive data. Hummingbird Connectivity worked
closely with Domus IT Security Laboratory, an independent certified
laboratory, to test 11 security requirements related to the design and
implementation of the Hummingbird Cryptographic Module.
    "FIPS 140-2 certification consists of a rigorous process that allows the
Federal Government to accredit the security of software and hardware
cryptographic modules," said Christian Brych, Director of Domus IT Security
Laboratory. "Hummingbird Connectivity has diligently worked with our
laboratory, meeting all the requirements necessary to obtain the FIPS 140-2
certification standard."
    The product is included in the latest versions of Hummingbird
Connectivity software that require encryption including: Exceed
PowerSuite(TM), Exceed(R), HostExplorer(R), NFS Maestro(TM), Connectivity
Secure Shell(TM) and Connectivity SecureTerm(R). The certification will enable
the company to firmly address the software security requests and requirements
of its customers.
    "Sustained investments in U.S. security and tightened regulations are
driving customers to reassess the security of their software base," said
Eugene Cherny, General Manager of Open Text's Hummingbird Connectivity
division. "Obtaining FIPS 140-2 certification for the Hummingbird
Cryptographic Module demonstrates our leadership and commitment in meeting
stringent security requirements for our government, military and financial

    Availability: The Hummingbird Cryptographic Module is immediately
available for Hummingbird Connectivity 2008 software and subsequent versions.

    About Hummingbird Connectivity and Open Text Corporation

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software and solutions. For more information, go to The Hummingbird Connectivity(TM) division of Open Text
provides a comprehensive set of core network technologies that enables the
enterprise to connect to any type of legacy system. Hummingbird Connectivity
seamlessly delivers enterprise mission critical data to the user desktop.
Based on robust and recognized standards, every Hummingbird Connectivity
product is designed to bridge the gap between legacy systems and enterprise
users by delivering the quickest, easiest, and most secure single point of
access to UNIX systems, Mainframes and AS/400s. For more information about
Hummingbird Connectivity, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266,; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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