Certicom

Certicom

Certicom Corp. is a cryptography company founded in 1985 by Gordon Agnew and Scott Vanstone.

The Certicom intellectual property portfolio includes over 350 patents and patents pending worldwide that cover key aspects of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC): software optimizations, efficient hardware implementations, methods to enhance the security, and various cryptographic protocols.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has licensed 26 of Certicom's ECC patents as a way of clearing the way for the implementation of elliptic curves to protect US and allied government information.

Certicom's current customers include General Dynamics, Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion and Unisys.

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