Bluefire integrates Certicom's Security Builder GSE into its Mobile Firewall Plus to meet government security requirements

December 3, 2003

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MISSISSAUGA, ON -- Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), a leading provider of wireless security solutions, and Bluefire Security TechnologiesTM today announced a partnership to further the adoption of secure wireless technologies in enterprise and government organizations. Under the pact, Bluefire will extend the capabilities of its flagship product, Bluefire Mobile Firewall Plus, by integrating Security Builder GSE, Certicom’s FIPS 140-2 Validated cryptographic module, as the core security provider in order to meet stringent government security requirements.

"We are proud to add Bluefire to the growing list of companies that have recognized Certicom’s proven ability to provide strong security that meets government requirements now and in the future, " said Tony Rosati, vice-president, marketing and product management of Certicom. "By using Security Builder GSE, Bluefire is expanding its market to include government agencies and demonstrating its leadership in secure communications using wireless devices."

By integrating Security Builder GSE, Bluefire can offer new solutions that enable U.S. government agencies to securely mobilize critical data and applications on handheld devices. Considered the benchmark for security within government departments and agencies, FIPS 140-2 Validation assures users that products provide the highest level of protection for their sensitive information.

"In light of mounting Homeland Security concerns and the sensitive nature of the information transmitted via government channels, it is critical that agencies prevent outsiders from accessing confidential data housed on wireless devices," said Tom Goodman, vice president of operations for Bluefire. "Certicom’s FIPS 140-2 Validated cryptographic module expands Bluefire’s handheld security platform, enabling us to offer new solutions that help the government close the backdoor to the enterprise that is created when an unprotected handheld device interfaces with their networks. By shoring up defenses at the device level, agencies can take full advantage of the efficiencies and capabilities that wireless technologies provide."

Certicom Corp.

Bluefire Security Technologies Inc.

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