Proginet Licenses Certicom Technology to Provide Enhanced Security for Advanced Managed File Transfer Applications

    Certicom Brings Proginet's CFI File Transfer Application FIPS
    140-2 Certification

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today
announced that Proginet Corporation, a world leader in multi-platform file
transfer solutions, has licensed Certicom's security technology for FIPS 140-2
certification. Proginet will incorporate Certicom's security algorithms into
CyberFusion Integration Suite (CFI)(R), the company's advanced managed file
transfer solution. CFI helps Proginet's customers, which include large
enterprises and government agencies, conduct business more efficiently while
protecting customer data and limiting the risks associated with sharing
proprietary information with customers, partners, and colleagues around the
    Certicom provides a set of cryptographic implementations recommended by
the National Security Agency (NSA) to secure communications in a high
performance, low-overhead environment and in a low-cost, scalable manner.
Specifically, Proginet has licensed Certicom's Security Builder(R) GSE(TM) to
build file transfer applications that meet the government's FIPS 140-2
security requirement. With a pre-approved FIPS 140-2 cryptographic module,
Proginet can build government-approved applications without having to go
through the lengthy and costly FIPS approval process.
    By adding this level of security into its managed file transfer
applications, Proginet meets these government guidelines by providing the
highest bit performing cryptosystem trusted today. Furthermore, through this
licensing agreement, Proginet's users in the government space, including some
of the largest U.S. federal agencies, will be able to securely control and
manage the movement of classified and unclassified data, both inside and
outside the organization.
    "With data breaches in the headlines on an almost daily basis, government
agencies need to know that their sensitive file transfers are completely
locked down and secure with the strongest crypto available today," said Sandy
Weil, president and CEO, Proginet Corporation. "Government has become an
increasingly important market for Proginet, so adhering to FIPS 140-2 security
requirements is critical. We turned to Certicom so that we could make this
happen in the most timely possible fashion."
    For over 15 years, Certicom has developed the world's most extensive list
of pre-approved FIPS 140-2 security tools. Certicom's industry leading
experience shortens the Licensee's time to market, while making their products
more secure and reliable by providing security updates through Certicom's
world class support organization.
    "Data security, integrity and confidentiality are more critical than ever
for all government agencies today," said Karna Gupta, CEO of Certicom. "As
Proginet's government customers continue to adopt its advanced managed file
transfer applications, they can be confident that their communications are
Certicom Secure with the highest level and best performing encryption
available that has been endorsed publicly by the NSA and meets NIST's FIPS
140-2 requirements."

    About Proginet

    Proginet Corporation offers a universal, multi-platform software solution
for fast, inexpensive and secure file transfers both inside and outside the
enterprise. Proginet's CyberFusion Integration Suite (CFI)(R) is used by
companies of all sizes to conduct business more efficiently while protecting
customer data and limiting the risks associated with sharing proprietary
information with partners and colleagues around the globe. With over 20 years
of experience in the managed file transfer arena, Proginet has built a
customer base of over 400 companies spanning 30 countries. Headquartered in
New York, the Company is publicly traded under the symbol (OTCBB: PRGF). For
more information, visit

    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.

    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

    %SEDAR: 00003865E

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