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Issue Date: January 2000 (es)

Certicom and Schlumberger partner to enable secure GSM cellular applications

1 January 2000

Certicom, a leading provider of next-generation encryption technology, and Schlumberger, the leading provider of smartcard-based solutions for the GSM market, recently announced a licensing agreement whereby Schlumberger will use Certicom's elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) technology to secure GSM mobile applications.
Certicom's technology will enable highly efficient, over-the-air key provisioning and transaction-level security solutions. ECC technology will be implemented on Schlumberger's latest generation SIM cards, the highly successful Simera range.
"Certicom's ECC is the obvious solution for easy-to-integrate, high performance security," said Olivier Piou, Vice President and General Manager of the Schlumberger smartcard division. "Its technology is well recognised in the mobile and telecommunications market for providing on-line security for subscribers making on-line transactions via mobile devices."
Certicom public key security technology will enable a host of new, secure mobile applications, such as mobile banking, financial transactions, mobile brokerage, e-commerce, virtual gaming and secure access to enterprise networks. Schlumberger selected Certicom's ECC due to the high performance and size benefits it provides in constrained environments, such as SIM cards and embedded systems.
"Schlumberger is widely recognised as a global leader in innovative smartcard technology," said Richard Depew, Vice President of worldwide sales and business development, Certicom. "This new relationship strongly supports Certicom's commitment to securing cellular applications and telephones."
For details contact Jerome Sion of Schlumberger Smart Cards & Terminals on tel: (0933) 1 47 46 72 66, fax: (0933) 1 47 46 68 26 or e-mail:

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