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                                                    [ENTRUST TECHNOLOGIES LOGO]

November 14, 1997


Dear *****,

We are pleased to confirm our offer to you for the position of Vice President
Professional Services with Entrust Technologies Inc. (the "Company") reporting
to John Ryan.  Your salary, on an annualized basis, will be $125,000 US$, which
will be paid biweekly.  You will be eligible to participate in the Company's
management incentive/option plan currently targeted at 25% of your base pay.

A signing bonus of $7,500 US$ will be awarded upon acceptance of this offer and
completion of the contingencies for employment outlined below.

Additionally, you will be awarded incentive stock options to purchase 50,000
shares of series A common stock of Entrust with an exercise price equal to the
fair market value of the series A common stock on the day of grant, subject to
the approval of the Company's Board of Directors.  Details of the stock
incentive plan are set out in the attached documents.

Benefits, payroll, and other human resource management services are provided
through TriNet Employer Group, Inc.  TriNet is an employer services organization
contracted by the Company to perform selected employer responsibilities on our
behalf.  As a result of the Company's arrangement with TriNet, TriNet will be
considered your employer of record for payroll, benefits, and other functions
involving employer related administration, including your new hire enrollment
processing.  However, as Entrust is the company for which you will perform
service, we will retain the right to control and direct your work, its results,
and the manner and means by which your work is accomplished.

A summary of the benefit plan is enclosed.  TriNet will be sending you a package
that includes more complete benefit information along with certain forms that
are required for employment.

With the exception of the provision for at will employment described below,
Entrust Technologies Inc. and/or TriNet may modify, revoke, suspend or terminate
any of the terms, plans, policies and/or procedures described in the employee
handbook or as otherwise communicated to you, in whole or part, at any time,
with or without notice, and Entrust Technologies Inc. may change or terminate
the TriNet relationship at any time.

As with all employees, your employment with the Company is at will.  This means
that your terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to
termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties and
location of work may be changed with or without cause, for any or no reason, and
with or without notice.  Your status as an at-will employee cannot be changed by
any statement, promise, policy, course of conduct, in writing or manual unless
except through a written agreement signed by the CEO of the company.


This employment at will offer is contingent upon the following:

 .    Your signing the following agreements and returning with your offer letter:
     Entrust's Conflict of Interest and Intellectual Property and
     Confidentiality. By accepting this offer of employment at will, you also
     agree to any terms and conditions contained in those documents as written.
     (included with this letter)

 .    Your completing the employment application (included in TriNet package)

 .    Your ability to provide documentation to establish your identity and
     eligibility for employment as required under the Immigration Reform and
     Control Act of 1986. Please review the enclosed "List of Acceptable
     Documents", and provide the appropriate ones on your first day of
     employment. (included in TriNet package)

 .    Your satisfactory completion of our pre-employment background
     investigation. The authorization form should be completed and faxed, within
     two business days, to me at 972-994-8005. Upon your request, we will
     identify any consumer reporting agency involved in this process so that you
     may, if you wish, seek access to its records as provided under the relevant
     statute. (included with this letter)

 .    Your taking, and receiving a negative result on, a drug screen designed to
     detect the current use of illegal drugs. Enclosed is an information sheet
     describing the drug screen procedure and the location of the lab or clinic
     closest to your home address. If you either, fail to take the test, or
     secure a positive result, you may not reapply for a twelve month period.

We believe that your abilities and our needs are compatible and that your
acceptance of this offer will prove mutually beneficial.  However, it is
understood and agreed that your employment is terminable at the will of either
party and is not an employment agreement for a year or any other specified term.

To accept and confirm your start date, or to decline this employment at will
offer, please contact me at 972-994-8012 by November 26, 1997. Please sign and
return the original offer letter along with the Conflict of Interest and
Intellectual Property Agreement to me on or before your first day of employment.
Any questions should be directed to me or John Ryan.


/s/ Tracey Love

Tracey Love
Human Resources

cc:  John Ryan


I have read, understood, and therefore, accept this offer of employment at will
as set forth above, and will report on Monday, December 1, 1997.

Signature: /s/                               Date:  11/17/97
           ---------------------                    ------------

Upon your acceptance of this offer as set forth above, please provide or confirm
your social security number and date of birth.  This will facilitate your
enrollment on our payroll and employee benefit programs.

SS#:     -  -    

Date of Birth:   


Background Information Authorization
Benefit Plan Summary
Conflict of Interest Agreement
Drug Screen Procedure
Incentive Stock Option Agreement-Specimen
Intellectual Property and Confidentiality Agreement
Stock Incentive Plan