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Company to Introduce New Security Solutions for Wireless Data

Boston, MA -- January 19, 2000 -- NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc. today announced its membership in the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum. The WAP Forum supports the development of open standards enabling mobile users to easily access Internet information and services via mobile telephones, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other wireless devices. NTRU plans to work closely with the WAP Forum to help define standards bringing the benefits of secure, high speed and cost-effective public key cryptography to the WAP community.

According to the WAP Forum, the number of mobile phone subscribers is expected to reach 500 million worldwide by 2003, and by that time 75 percent of all mobile phones will be Internet-enabled.

"Wireless devices are the next generation of information access appliances," said Scott Goldman, WAP Forum CEO. "As the number of wireless transactions increases and as high-value content, such as music and video, is delivered with wireless networks, both users and content providers need security. The WAP Forum provides a vehicle for companies throughout the wireless industry to drive security standards."

"We are very pleased to join the WAP Forum," said Scott Crenshaw, NTRU Vice President. "We believe NTRU can make significant contributions to the WAP Forum and the wireless user community. NTRU is committed to the development of secure, efficient and cost-effective security solutions for wireless applications."

About NTRU
NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc. makes the worlds fastest secure public key cryptography solutions. NTRU is the best public key cryptography solution for wireless data communications, digital music and video distribution, e-commerce and embedded applications. Strategic investors include Sony Corporation. For more information, see http://www.ntru.com or call NTRU at 888.346.NTRU or 617.948.9138. NTRU is pronounced "En true."

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