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Macalla Software Collaborates with Baltimore Technologies to Underpin Secure Mobile Trading

Dublin, Ireland December 6th, 2000 Macalla Software, Europes leading developer of mobile eCommerce solutions, today announced a collaboration with Baltimore Technologies (NASDAQ:BALT; London:BLM), a global leader in e-security, to deliver PKI security to mobile eCommerce applications being deployed within the global finance and telecoms industries. As part of the agreement, Macalla Software has licensed Baltimores new family of e-security developer products, KeyTools Pro(TM).

The core component in the Baltimore KeyTools developer suite of products, KeyTools Pro provides Macallas Mobility(TM) offering with the functionality to PKI enable its product, providing all the necessary functionality to request and process Digital Certificates, communicate with directories, generate and store cryptographic keys and check the revocation standards of certificates.

Mobility(TM) is a complete software framework for building and deploying secure mobile commerce applications for both Web and mobile Internet channels (including support for WAP/WML, I-Mode/cHTML, VXML, xHTML etc.). Mobility(TM) facilitates secure development and deployment of e/m-banking and e/m-broking applications that can be rapidly integrated with an institutions banking and broking systems. Simultaneously Mobility(TM) meets the varied constraints and capabilities of different delivery channels and end-user devices.

Mobility offers a flexible; component-based architecture that supports rapid development of new functionality, customization of supplied functionality, and easy integration of in-house or third-party modules.

Macalla Software numbers some of the worlds leading financial institutions amongst its clients, says Niall OCleirigh CEO, Macalla Software. Obviously security is a key concern in this market, whether for retail, investment banking, or in the stockbroking sector. This collaboration with Baltimore Technologies underlines Macallas commitment to developing secure solutions that go above and beyond the stringent requirements of the markets, he says.

With our recently enhanced KeyTools product offering, Baltimore Technologies has continued our commitment to providing companies such as Macalla with e-security solutions to rapidly integrate security into its products providing cryptographic based e-security solutions far superior to ordinary password based systems. said Sean Coughlan Product Manager at Baltimore Technologies.

The Baltimore KeyTools family of developer products has been implemented into many market leading internet security applications for financial, e-commerce, telecommunications companies and government agencies worldwide. The Baltimore KeyTools suite enables the developer to focus on core application development rather than worrying about complex security coding, thus allowing rapid application development, improving speed to market, and enhanced competitive advantage.


About Macalla Software
Macalla Software is a leading provider of mobile e-Commerce products and services to the global finance and telecoms industry. Macalla specialises in delivering secure transactional applications using WAP phones, PDAs, PC browsers etc.. Its flagship product Mobility(TM), is a complete software framework for building and deploying secure mobile e-Commerce applications for both Web and mobile Internet channels (including support for WAP/WML, I-Mode/cHTML, VXML, xHTML etc.). Based in Dublin, Ireland, Macalla conducts its business globally via offices in Madrid, London, New York, and Frankfurt, as well as through a network of alliance partners. It also operates through an extensive set of distribution partners around the world, and is a member of the WAP Forum and the OMG. Alliances include Baltimore Technologies, CMG, eServ, IONA, KPMG, Nokia, Openwave and Reuters. Among Macallas customers globally are key investment banks, stockbrokers, retail banks and telecoms companies. http://www.macalla.com

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) products and services, wireless e-security solutions, cryptographic tool-kits, content security (MIMEsweeper products) 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 1000 people worldwide and operates from 30 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).

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

For more information contact:

Evanna Kearins (EMEA)
Baltimore Technologies
Tel: +353 1 881 6000
Fax: +353 1 881 7400
Mailto: [email protected]

Nicola Leonard (Wireless)
Baltimore Products
Tel: + 353 1 881 6433
Fax: +353 1 881 7400
Mailto: [email protected]

Dave Rusk
Curzon Associates (PR Company)
Tel: + 353 1 679 2663
Fax: + 353 1 679 7712
Mailto: [email protected]

Sarah Flynn
Director of Marketing
Macalla Software Ltd
Tel: + 353 1 664 2200
Fax: + 353 1 664 2213


Baltimore Technologies, Telepathy, KeySteps, TrustedWorld, PKIWorld and Baltimore product names including UniCERT, UniCERT Options, MailSecure, KeyTools, SolutionsPlus, SureWare, MIMEsweeper are all trademarks of Baltimore Technologies plc and Content Technologies Limited. 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.