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BALTIMORE TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES TELEPATHY - WIRELESS SECURITY FOR MOBILE COMMERCE

Dublin, Ireland. January 11, 2000 - Dublin, Ireland - Jan 11, 2000 - Baltimore Technologies (NASDAQ:BALT, London:BLM), a global leader in e|security solutions, today launched Baltimore Telepathy, its wireless e|security framework for mobile commerce. This strategic initiative was launched at the first of Baltimores global wireless e|security seminars.

The Telepathy initiative is targeted at e-commerce companies, network operators and software developers who need to deploy secure mobile commerce applications and systems. It provides products, services and solutions that enable the seamless integration of security into a variety of wireless systems, including Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). Telepathy now enables companies to utilize Baltimores award winning Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to build full strength security applications for mobile commerce.

Mr. Fran Rooney, Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore Technologies commented "The wireless market has surpassed the growth of the Internet itself and it offers enormous opportunities to companies who lead in developing real world e-commerce solutions. Security is the key enabler of mobile commerce and we are delighted to launch Baltimore Telepathy, the most comprehensive security solution for the wireless market. Todays announcement of new WAP security products and the successful demonstration of real, secure mobile commerce applications positions Baltimore Technologies as the leader in wireless e|security."

Analysts are predicting that applications such as personal banking, stock trading, gambling, ticket reservations and shopping will become commonly available on mobile phones. The security of data communications over wireless networks has become a major concern to mobile commerce businesses and users. Baltimore Telepathy enables companies to build secure systems that solve the core requirements of e-commerce security namely Authentication, Confidentiality, Integrity and Non-Repudiation.

Baltimore Telepathy products include a range of toolkits, security servers, PKI modules and digital certificate offerings. Baltimore Technologies also announced the Telepathy partner program for business and technology partners that will facilitate the deployment of mobile commerce systems.

The Baltimore Telepathy product family will be released during the first two quarters of 2000, building into the most comprehensive system for secure mobile commerce. Products planned include

  • Baltimore Telepathy WAP Security Toolkit: (available now)
    A software development kit to enable secure encrypted sessions between applications

  • Baltimore Telepathy WAP Security Gateway: (launched today)
    A gateway providing unbroken security from a mobile phone to a web server

  • Baltimore Telepathy WAP Certificate Authority:
    A certificate authority module for Baltimore UniCERT for issuance of WAP digital certificates

  • Baltimore Telepathy WAP Certificates: (available now)
    A digital signature toolkit to enable the processing of wireless digital signatures

  • Baltimore Telepathy PKI Registration System

  • Baltimore Telepathy PKI Validation System

  • Baltimore Telepathy Digital Signature Toolkit: (available now)

The first new Telepathy product, "WAP Security Gateway" (WSG), was launched and demonstrated to an audience of mobile commerce developers at the Baltimore seminar. WSG provides a plug-and-play security system to enable secure encrypted communications between WAP phones and WAP Servers.

"Motorola is at the forefront of the drive to wireless e-commerce and as such we recognize the importance of a trusted security infrastructure. We are working closely with Baltimore on PKI standardization work within the WAP Forum and welcome the Baltimore Telepathy initiative as an important step in making mobile commerce a reality," commented Simon Pugh, Security Consultant, Personal Network Group, Motorola Inc.

"Mobile e-commerce is becoming a reality and Swisscom is at the forefront of making these new services available to our customers. Underlying security is essential to create the trust to enable the market to reach its full potential. We welcome the Baltimore Telepathy initiative and the new range of products addressing the core issues of strong wireless e|security," commented Adriano Huber, Business Development, Swisscom.

"Mobile e-commerce is set to explode and Eircell, Irelands leading operator, is providing the infrastructure to make this possible. The mobile phone has unique properties in terms of convenience and mobility and we recognize the importance of security in order to give confidence to mobile transactions. Baltimore have been first to market with wireless e|security and we welcome the launch of their new Telepathy initiative and expanded product range," Mr. Stephen Brewer, Chief Executive, Eircell.

A description of the Telepathy product range is available at the companys website at www.baltimore.com/telepathy.

About Baltimore Technologies

Baltimore Technologies develops and markets security products and services to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems, wireless e|security solutions, cryptographic toolkits, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimores global professional services organization offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions worldwide directly and through the TrustedWorld channel program. TrustedWorld includes many of the worlds leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners.

Baltimore Technologies employs over 450 people worldwide and operates from over 20 cities with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia. Baltimore Technologies plc is a public company with dual listings on NASDAQ (BALT) and the London Stock Exchange (BLM). Intel Corporation is a minority shareholder in the Company. Baltimore Technologies made e-commerce history in 1998 when President Clinton and Irelands Prime Minister Ahern digitally signed an inter-governmental communiqué using security technology provided by Baltimore.

For further information and press releases on Baltimore Technologies, please visit http://www.baltimore.com

For more information contact:

Carol Clavin
Baltimore Technologies (Ireland)
Tel: +353 1 605 4357
[email protected]

Antonella Giardino
Baltimore Technologies (Australia)
Tel: +612 9409 0300
[email protected]

Tracy Ross
Baltimore Technologies (U.S.)
Tel: (650) 372 5288
[email protected]

Donald Johnson
Text 100 (UK)
Tel: +44 181 242 4085
[email protected]

Baltimore Technologies, e|security, TrustedWorld, PKIWorld, Telepathy and Baltimore product names including UniCERT, MailSecure, PKI-Plus and J/CRYPTO are all trademarks of Baltimore Technologies plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Certain statements that are not historical facts including certain statements made over the course of this document may be forward-looking in nature. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance and achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements implied by such forward-looking statements.