AU-System Partner with Baltimore Technologies to Drive Development of Secure m-Commerce Solutions

AU-System Partner with Baltimore Technologies to Drive Development of Secure m-Commerce Solutions The WAP Forum, Hong Kong - September 13, 2000 - AU-System (Stockholm: AUS), the leading Mobile Internet consultancy, and Baltimore Technologies (NASDAQ: BALT; London: BLM), a global leader in e-security solutions, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to drive the adoption of secure m-commerce solutions. Under the agreement, AU-System will license and integrate Baltimore's Telepathy wireless e-security products with the AUS WAP Browser to enable mobile users to conduct secure, authenticated transactions over mobile devices. The alliance combines AU-System's proven expertise in wireless technologies, such as WAP and Bluetooth, with Baltimore's leadership in e- security products, creating best of breed secure Mobile Internet solutions for mobile devices such as phones and PDAs. In addition, AU-System and Baltimore Technologies will work together to provide secure m-commerce applications for AU-System's client base, including suppliers, mobile operators and content providers worldwide. "We looked for a global partner with complementing wireless e-security experience which when combined with AU-System's expertise in secure Mobile Internet technology, would enable our customers to launch m-commerce services with leading-edge security solutions," commented Christer Björk, Business Area Manager at AU-System. "Baltimore Technologies has been at the forefront of wireless security developments with Baltimore Telepathy. The new partnership with AU-System is significant and extends the boundaries of secure m-commerce, creating many new opportunities for both companies," explained John Fallon, Director of Wireless at Baltimore Technologies. "Strategic partnering is key in order to bring real wireless solutions to market quickly" he added. AU-System has a long history in wireless technology development, which includes both the development of the world's first mobile stock trading solution with end-to-end security for Singapore Telecom, as well as participation in the development of the WAP browser used by Ericsson in its terminals. The company also has a distributor's agreement with Ericsson, giving AU-System the sole right to license the WAP browser, as the AUS WAP Browser, to other suppliers of communication devices. The client list for the AUS WAP Browser includes companies like Samsung, Compaq, Hyundai Electronics and LG Electronics. Media Contacts: Christer Björk, Evanna Kearins, Business Area Manager AU-System Baltimore Technologies, Tel: +46-70-638 16 01 Tel: +353-1-8816000 Fax: +46-46-32 70 01 Fax: +353-1-8817000 Mail: Mail:ekearins@baltimore.com christer.bjork@ausys.se Ngaire Moyes Baltimore Technologies (APAC) Tel: +61-2-9409 0300 Mail: nmoyes@baltimore.com About Baltimore Telepathy Baltimore's Telepathy solutions are targeted at e-Commerce companies, Mobile Operators and software Developers to deploy complete end-to-end security solutions for mobile commerce. It enables businesses to provide new services to mobile customers by securing communications and transactions from the end-user to a company's e-commerce and IT systems. Telepathy includes security solutions for mobile devices, network operators and e-businesses. About AU-System AU-System is a leading Mobile Internet consultancy. Through the subsidiary SandbergTrygg, the company also offers integrated services for marketing communications. Major clients include Ericsson, Telia, Scania, MeritaNordbanken and Singapore Telecom. AU-System was established in 1974 and currently employs 850 employees in offices in Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S. AU-System is listed on the O-List of the OM Stockholm Exchange, under the symbol AUS. For more information, please visit www.ausystem.com. About Baltimore Technologies Baltimore Technologies develops, markets and manages 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, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore's global team of professionals offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions directly and through the TrustedWorld Channel program. TrustedWorld includes many of the world's leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners. Baltimore Technologies employs over 730 people worldwide and operates from over 28 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 #### Baltimore Technologies, Telepathy, TrustedWorld, PKIWorld and Baltimore product names including UniCERT, UniCERT Options, MailSecure, PKI-Plus and J/CRYPTO are all trademarks of Baltimore Technologies plc. 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 Companies to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements implied by such forward-looking statements. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/13/20000913BIT00910/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/13/20000913BIT00910/bit0002.pdf

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