Route1 Positions MobiKEY for growth with additional services



    Company unveils its plan to unbundle MobiKEY into hardware and software-
    as-a-service (SaaS) with the introduction of TruOFFICE, its secure remote
    access service

    TORONTO, and HANNOVER, Germany, March 15 /CNW/ - CeBIT 2007 (Booth
No.A20n) Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI), the trusted provider of security and
identity management network solutions, today announced the launch of Route1
TruOFFICE(TM), the first in a series of services powered by MobiNET(TM).
Additional secure services will include web-based applications, VoIP, Digital
Rights Management, and custom third-party applications.
    MobiKEY, with TruOFFICE, represents the first step in Route1's strategy
to unbundle the hardware and services it delivers. While MobiKEY has
historically been associated with remote access, it is now just one of
multiple form-factors to which Route1 will deliver a variety of services - all
powered by MobiNET.
    "As a combined hardware/software product, MobiKEY has proven itself to be
an extremely compelling and cost effective solution for secure remote
computing," noted Andrew White, President and CEO of Route1. "By unbundling
MobiKEY's hardware and software components, we are now in a position to enable
greater service customization for individual users, pursue more diversified
licensing opportunities and accelerate our penetration of the rapidly growing
market for secure remote computing solutions. The move to unbundle hardware
and services redefines Route1's revenue stream as being in line with other
companies in the technology sector, and positions Route1 to introduce
additional services," continued White.
    TruOFFICE allows users to securely access their desktop applications and
network resources from any location in the world - without information ever
leaving the boundaries of the corporate firewall. Unlike VPNs, a user's
connection is initiated from inside the corporate firewall and extended to the
device from which the service is accessed (e.g. MobiKEY). This inside out
approach eliminates the possibility of unauthorized access through corporate
firewalls. In addition, since no applications or data reside on the remote
device and computer, organizations can also ensure compliance with privacy,
security and governance regulations. Subscribers to Route1 services take
advantage of a managed public key infrastructure (PKI) and the latest in
identity and entitlement management.
    "Escalating demand for stringent network security combined with an
increasingly mobile workforce has placed a huge burden on companies," said
White. "While organizations need to embrace the highest security standards in
identity management and entitlement-based access to resources, few can
maintain the infrastructure that goes with that. Route1 has built one of the
most advanced identity management networks, and is now leveling the playing
field by delivering highly secure services, such as TruOFFICE, using an
on-demand model to lower costs and eliminate associated complexity."
    "Remote access is integral to an operation like ours, as well as our
customers', where users are constantly on the move but need to maintain access
to their desktop applications," said Bill Barthlow, COO, North Pittsburgh
Telephone Company. "Route1's identity management as a service model offers the
ideal combination of security and flexibility. With TruOFFICE, we know our
remote workers can safely, securely, and easily access corporate resources
without putting data at risk at any time. Also, it allows us to centrally
manage access and entitlement - all without having to make substantial
infrastructure investments."
    Through a combination of hardware, software and a managed service,
TruOFFICE allows users to securely access their desktop applications and
network resources from any location in the world - without information ever
leaving the boundaries of the corporate firewall. Unlike VPNs, a user's
connection is initiated from inside the corporate firewall and extended to the
device from which the service is accessed (e.g. MobiKEY). This inside out
approach eliminates the possibility of unauthorized access through corporate
firewalls. In addition, since no applications or data reside on the remote
device and computer, organizations can also ensure compliance with privacy,
security and governance regulations.
    "MobiKEY with TruOFFICE provides an affordable, efficient, and simple way
for the mobile workforce to achieve an in-office working experience without
compromising corporate networks," White continued. "With TruOFFICE, we have
only just begun to demonstrate the power and flexibility of MobiNET. As a
highly secure platform for identity and entitlement management, MobiNET opens
the doors to a wide range of opportunities."
    Route1 MobiKEY is sold through an extensive network of highly specialized
global channel partners. MobiKEY includes a cryptographic smart card plus 30
days FREE access to TruOFFICE. Government, not-for-profit, and volume pricing
is available. Subscription to TruOFFICE includes registration for up to 5 host
computers.

    About Route1 Inc.
    Route1 is a trusted provider of security and identity management network
solutions that are redefining today's workplace. At the heart of Route1's
solutions is MobiNET, a communications and service delivery platform focused
on identity management and entitlement-based access to resources. Leveraging
the power of MobiNET is the award-winning MobiKEY, an ultra-portable computing
device that securely connects users to the myriad of MobiNET services from any
Internet-enabled Windows-based PC. This patent-pending computing solution is
embedded on a smart-card enabled, cryptographic USB device, making it one of
the most powerful and easy-to-use secure computing solutions available today.
Combined with TruOFFICE, Route1's secure, remote access service, MobiKEY
enables users to connect to their desktop data, applications and network
resources. Route1's patent-pending solutions, based on FIPS-140-2
cryptographic modules, meet the stringent security needs and high standards
mandated by all levels of government. They have been evaluated by ICSA Labs
and certified by the CSE. As a Company with high regard for intellectual
property, Route1 continues to encourage and nurture innovation across its
talented team. Headquartered in Toronto, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture
Exchange (symbol: ROI) and has offices and agents in New York, California,
Florida, the UK, Germany, and Latin America. For more information, visit
www.route1.com.

    This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities
have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities
Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities
laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S.
Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state
securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.


    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed or approved the contents of
    this press release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or
    accuracy.

    (C) Route1 Inc. All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 Logo, Mobi,
    Route1 MobiKEY, Route1 TruOFFICE, and Route1 MobiNET are either
    registered Trademarks or Trademarks of Route1 Inc. in the United States
    and or Canada. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of
    their respective owners.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Caroline McGrath, Echo
Communications (for Route1), Tel: (416) 972-1642, Email: press@route1.com;
Investor Relations: Amir Nayeri, Genoa Management (for Route1), Tel: (416)
962-3300, Email: anayeri@genoa.ca

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