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The EDGE Licenses Certicom's WTLS Plus to Enable Secure WAP-Based Wireless Transactions

Singapore-based Software Company to Release Secure Version of WAPman Microbrowser and WAP Gateway

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Wireless IT '99, November 3, 1999 - Certicom, a leading provider of next-generation encryption technology, and The EDGE Consultants, a leading online interactive services company, today announced a licensing agreement whereby The EDGE will license Certicom's WTLS PlusTM wireless encryption technology for use with the WAPmanTM microbrowser and WAP gateway. The WAPman browser, currently available for the Palm Computing platform, supports secure wireless applications, such as mobile banking, stock trading, and wireless e-commerce.

"Our partnership with Certicom provides us with the security element to our WAP implementation which will give us a competitive advantage and allow secure transactions over the wireless environment," said Dinesh Singh Bhatia, managing director of The EDGE Consultants. "We selected Certicom's WTLS Plus because it offers high performance and trusted security technology to our innovative WAP browser and gateway products."

"The EDGE Consultants offer wireless network operators a complete, end-to-end WAP solution for their wireless needs," said Richard Depew, vice president of worldwide sales and business development, Certicom. "We see the WAP market growing significantly on a global scale, and our relationship with The EDGE continues Certicom's aggressive expansion into international markets."

Certicom's encryption technology provides The EDGE with significant performance and size advantages. The small code size of the WTLS Plus toolkit and straightforward interface also enables rapid development and seamless integration with the WAPman product line. The EDGE Consultants WAP-based product suite is an end-to-end solution including a WML-based microbrowser, WAP gateway, and a WML server with support for transaction-based applications.

About WTLS Plus

WTLS Plus combines Certicom's ECC, SSL, and embedded platform expertise to offer a highly efficient security solution designed specifically for wireless environments. The toolkit provides for plug-and-play integration, enabling WAP developers to add WTLS functionality rapidly and with confidence to their servers and constrained devices. It greatly reduces cost by substantially shortening development schedules and helps ensure that sensitive applications achieve the highest industry standards for security.

Certicom provides both - client and server - software required for an interoperable WAP security solution. WTLS Plus is compliant with the WTLS 1.1 specification developed by the WAP Forum.

About WAPman

WAPman is a WML-based microbrowser designed for the PDA market. The current available versions are specifically designed for the Palm Computing Platform, with versions for the Windows CE platform expected before the end of 1999.

About The EDGE Consultants

The EDGE Consultants is Singapore's leading online e-business builder, offering strategic, creative, and technology services to clients. Its core businesses include Internet services, broadband and e-commerce applications, and wireless/mobile value-added services. Clients include local companies, government linked organizations, and multinational corporations. The EDGE Consultants is an affiliate of AGENCY.COM. For more information, visit The EDGE's Web site at http://www.edge.com.sg, and their wireless/mobile solutions Web site at http://www.virtuacom.com.

About Certicom

Certicom is a leading provider of next-generation encryption technology used to build strong, fast, and efficient security solutions. Major computing and communications companies, such as 3Com/Palm Computing, BellSouth Wireless Data, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Pitney Bowes and VeriFone, incorporate Certicom's technology into electronic commerce software, wireless messaging applications, and smart cards. Certicom is a leading source for a complete range of OEM security products and services, including cryptographic toolkits, custom implementations, and security integration services and consulting. Certicom's worldwide sales and marketing operations are based in Hayward, Calif., with cryptographic research and product development in Toronto, Canada. Certicom shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CIC." For more information, visit Certicom's Web site at http://www.certicom.com.

Certicom is a registered trademark of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For further information, please contact:

David Krane
Director of Corporate Marketing
Certicom Corp.
(510) 780-5420
[email protected]

Celia-Ann Tay Corporate & Marketing Communications Manager The EDGE Consultants Pte Ltd +65 226-0788 Ext 117 [email protected]