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Certicom Delivers Next-Generation Security Solutions

Certicom Corp. rolled out the Certicom Secure line of next-generation Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) products and services.

The products provide high-speed ECC for a range of computing environments and platforms, including servers, desktop PCs, and connected information appliances, and offer advanced security technology for mobile computing and communications and electronic commerce solutions, the company said.

San Mateo, CA-based Certicom also announced expanded customer support services for cryptographic consulting and the custom adaptation and optimization of Certicom Secure embedded systems products to specialized computing environments and platforms.

The new products expand on Certicom's previous line of ECC offerings, first made available in March 1997. Most of the new products will be available in 90 days.

The Certicom Secure line of products includes four primary offerings: Security Builder 2.0, a software development kit for implementing security in software applications; cryptographic plug-ins for industry standard cryptographic frameworks from Intel/OpenGroup and Microsoft, as well as plug-ins supporting Java and PKCS-11; embedded systems for popular small-device processors such as the Motorola 6805, Intel 8051, and ARM; and Certicom's integrated circuit designs that deliver ECC technology in silicon.

Initial customers include Motorola, 3Com/Palm Computing, VeriFone, Diebold, Pitney Bowes, and Sterling Commerce, among others.