Certicom and Beep Science Partner to Provide Advanced Security for Digital Rights Management

R.A. Hettinga rah at shipwright.com
Mon Feb 14 08:32:20 PST 2005


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Press Release
Source: Certicom Corp.

Certicom and Beep Science Partner to Provide Advanced Security for Digital
Rights Management
Monday February 14, 7:00 am ET

Device manufacturers can implement DRM as part of overall Certicom Security

MISSISSAUGA, ON and OSLO, Norway, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Certicom
Corp. (TSX: CIC - News), the authority for strong, efficient cryptography,
and Beep Science, a leading provider of Open Standard DRM technology, today
announced a partnership agreement to enable Certicom to integrate and
resell Beep Science's digital rights management (DRM) software solution.
The move supports Certicom's objective to provide a comprehensive,
integrated security platform that addresses the evolving needs of device

The robust and secure OMA DRM v2 Agent from Beep Science will become part
of the Certicom Security Architecture, which consists of a modular set of
security protocol toolkits and software cryptographic providers that are
unified by a single, intuitive application programming interface. The Beep
Science DRM solution (client- and server-side) is fully compliant with the
digital rights management standard from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and
supports the distribution of high value content to a wide spectrum of
devices, including multimedia capable mobile phones, handheld devices,
consumer electronic devices, and set-top boxes.

"Certicom is uniquely positioned to address the evolving security needs of
device manufacturers. Our focus on strong security, our experience with
resource-constrained devices, and now our partnership with Beep Science,
the DRM expert, combine to make a powerful offering," said Jim Alfred,
director of product management at Certicom. "As devices become more
complex, coordinated efforts, such as our partnership with Beep Science,
become critical to helping device manufacturers meet the evolving needs of
their customers."

"For device manufacturers to succeed, they need to consider security at the
design stage. It's for this reason that we have chosen to partner with
Certicom, a leader and experienced player in embedded security. By working
with Certicom, our DRM technology becomes part of comprehensive security
architecture," said Markku Mehtala, VP business development at Beep
Science. "This agreement represents new opportunities for both companies
and a complete solution for device manufacturers."

To learn more about the partnership please visit Beep Science at 3GSM World
Congress in Cannes, France (stand J5&6 Hall 3,) and Certicom at RSA
Conference 2005 in San Francisco (booth No. 430).

About Beep Science

Beep Science is a leading provider of client and server side Digital Rights
Management (DRM) software solutions fully compliant with the Industry
Standard from Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).

The Beep Science OMA v2 DRM client product for device manufacturers and
media player vendors is a total solution that applies to the strict
performance and robustness requirements while providing flexible business
models and enhanced end-user experience. The Beep Science OMA DRM Server
integrates with existing service delivery infrastructure and automates the
content protection and license management for digital content providers.

The company represents one of the largest specialist resource centers
within the field of Mobile Digital Rights Management and has world-class
brands as customers. Visit www.beepscience.com

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
Unisys. Founded in 1985, Certicom is headquartered in Mississauga, ON,
Canada, with offices in Ottawa, ON; Reston, VA; San Mateo, CA; and London,
England. Visit www.certicom.com.

Certicom, Certicom Security Architecture, Certicom CodeSign, Security
Builder, Security Builder Middleware, Security Builder API, Security
Builder Crypto, Security Builder SSL, Security Builder PKI, Security
Builder NSE and Security Builder GSE 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 ibuc.com>
The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <http://www.ibuc.com/>
44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA
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