Sierra Wireless Embeds Certicom's movian VPN Client in new Voq Professional Phone

R. A. Hettinga rah at
Tue May 11 15:38:29 PDT 2004




Press Release
Source: Certicom Corp.

Sierra Wireless Embeds Certicom's movianVPN Client in new Voq Professional
Tuesday May 11, 7:02 am ET

New smart phone to provide business users with secure e-mail capabilities
while leveraging existing security infrastructure

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC -
News), the authority for strong, efficient cryptography, today announced
that Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) has embedded movianVPN(TM) by
Certicom into its VoqMail(TM) Professional Edition (VoqMail Pro) wireless
e-mail solution, offered for the new Voq Professional Phone(TM). As an
embedded feature that supports multiple VPN gateways, the solution is
designed to offer IT managers minimal administration and a better return on
their existing security infrastructure investment.

Based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile(TM) software for Smartphones, the Voq
Professional Phone was developed specifically for enterprise users and
mobile professionals. The product is designed to offer vital business
applications, such as e-mail, and strong security for sensitive and
confidential information.

A key feature of the Voq Professional Phone is the ease with which the
movianVPN client can be integrated into an enterprise's existing security
infrastructure and its minimal impact on performance and battery life of
the phone. By making security an integral part of VoqMail Pro and its
VoqManager desktop IT provisioning tool, and not a separate add-on, Sierra
Wireless has created a turn-key enterprise and business data access
solution that saves time and effort by eliminating the need for IT managers
to work with third parties to buy and configure software and policies for
each device.

"Voq was developed specifically for the needs of the business professional,
and the IT Managers that support them. During development we recognized
that a key requirement of the enterprise was the ability to integrate a VPN
client without comprising the end user experience or increasing the burden
on IT administrators," said Andrew Harries, senior vice president of
marketing for Sierra Wireless. "Working with our partners, we believe we
have succeeded in building a powerful product that provides a strong, user-
and IT-friendly solution."

For over 15 years, Certicom has focused on developing and providing
security for constrained environments. This expertise has resulted in a
wireless VPN client that is one-tenth the size of desktop versions but with
equivalent functionality. It provides strong security, including
confidentiality, integrity and authentication from handheld devices to the
corporate network.

movianVPN, an award-winning wireless VPN client, meets the IPSec standard
to provide secure access to the corporate network via wireless handhelds.
movianVPN fits with existing infrastructure by supporting more than a dozen
gateways, including those from Cisco, Netscreen and Nortel and the three
leading operating systems - Microsoft Windows Mobile, Palm OS and Symbian
OS - including the various versions of the platforms.

"The combination of Sierra Wireless' deep experience in the wireless market
and their diligence in developing the Voq Professional Phone to meet
specific end user requirements has resulted in a Smartphone that addresses
today's needs of the enterprise. They have optimized the user experience
while focusing on process, security, and power management," said Roy
Pereira, vice-president of marketing and product management at Certicom.
"We believe the Voq Professional Phone will become a real success story in
the mobile market."

Sierra Wireless announced the VoqMail Personal and Professional Edition
software on February 11, 2004, introducing an always-there(TM) e-mail
experience and providing easy-to-use, cost-efficient, and secure access to
corporate e-mail. For more information, visit

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a leader in delivering highly differentiated wireless
solutions that enable our customers to improve their productivity and
lifestyle. Sierra Wireless develops and markets the AirCard, the
industry-leading wireless PC card line for portable computers; embedded
modules for OEM wireless applications; the MP line of rugged
vehicle-mounted connectivity solutions; and Voq, a line of mobile phones
with easy-to-use, secure software solutions for mobile professionals. For
more information about Sierra Wireless please visit

About Voq

The Voq Professional Phone(TM) is a new class of mobile phone that offers a
flip-open QWERTY thumbpad and easy-to-use software solutions for business
users, including secure, serverless, always-there e-mail. Based on the
Microsoft Windows Mobile(TM) 2003 software for Smartphone, the Voq
Professional Phone incorporates the best features of your current mobile
phone, a messaging device, and a PDA - in one. For more information about
Voq Professional Phone or VoqMail email solutions, please visit

About Certicom

Certicom Corp. (TSX:CIC - News) is the authority for strong, efficient
cryptography required by software vendors and device manufacturers to embed
security in their products. Adopted by the US Government's National
Security Agency (NSA), Certicom technologies for Elliptic Curve
Cryptography (ECC) provide the most security per bit of any known public
key scheme, making it ideal for constrained environments. Certicom products
and services are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including
Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion, Terayon, Texas Instruments and XM
Radio. Founded in 1985, Certicom is headquartered in Mississauga, ON,
Canada, with offices in Ottawa, ON; Reston, VA; San Mateo, CA; and London,
England. Visit

Certicom, Security Builder, Security Builder Crypto, Security Builder SSL,
Security Builder PKI, Security Builder GSE, movianVPN, movianCrypt and
movianMail are trademarks or registered trademarks of Certicom Corp. All
other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.

Except for historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference
include, but are not limited to, those relating to the acceptance of mobile
and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce,
the increase of the demand for mutual authentication in m-commerce
transactions, the acceptance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
technology as an industry standard, the market acceptance of our principal
products and sales of our customer's products, the impact of competitive
products and technologies, the possibility of our products infringing
patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of
product development. Certicom will not update these forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More
detailed information about potential factors that could affect Certicom's
financial results is included in the documents Certicom files from time to
time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

R. A. Hettinga <mailto: rah at>
The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <>
44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA
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