Route1 Takes Hold in European Market with Triple Win



    First three German-based businesses to deploy the Route1 TruOFFICE remote
    access service, powered by MobiNET

    HANNOVER, Germany and TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI),
the trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions,
today announced that three German-based companies are deploying X-KEY with
TruOFFICE(TM), powered by MobiNET(TM). X-KEY is a European, white-labeled
version of Route1's award-winning MobiKEY(TM); TruOFFICE is the first in a
series of services powered by MobiNET(TM), Route1's communication and service
delivery platform focused on identity management and entitlement-based access
to resources.
    These businesses, which are among the growing list of European
organizations that have demonstrated interest in Route1's identity management
service, include event facility Messe Dusseldorf, business services company
Rentokil DE, and Taylor Wessing, a well known European full-service law firm.
Germany-based X-MS AG, one of Route1's Regional Distributors and supplier of
solutions to the European market, facilitated these customer wins through its
channel sales partners.
    "This is a significant milestone for Route1 in realizing our global
strategy," said Andrew White, president and CEO of Route1. "We began our entry
into the European market just a few months ago, and are already seeing
remarkable traction from organizations that can benefit from our identity
management platform and highly secure remote access service. With continued
support from X-MS, we anticipate continued success in the European market."
    X-KEY, with TruOFFICE, provides business users with trusted and secure
remote access to their corporate desktop and network resources without the
cost and complexity of deploying a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or other
purpose-built remote access application. The TruOFFICE remote access service
is powered by the Route1 MobiNET platform for identity and entitlement
management and delivered via the X-KEY. To service the European market more
effectively and provide a fluid user experience, Route1 has installed and
deployed MobiNET infrastructure components in Germany. This ensures that the
network requirements of European subscribers are met, while being supported by
the power of MobiNET's global service infrastructure.
    As a large event facility, Messe Dusseldorf is using X-KEY, with
TruOFFICE, to enable employees to access their centralized resources from any
PC on its expansive grounds. "Our operations are spread over such a huge area,
making it difficult for employees to get to their computing resources,"
explains Christa Feld, Director of Information Technology. "TruOFFICE will
allow our employees to connect to their corporate desktops safely, securely,
and simply from any computer in the complex."
    Rentokil DE is using X-KEY, with TruOFFICE, to gather information on
rental equipment in the field. "Equipment tracking is a time consuming
exercise for our employees because it involves a lot of traveling to and from
sites," said Keith Maitland, Manager IT "TruOFFICE they can access the status
of equipment securely from any location, whether they are at a customer's
site, at home or anywhere else. This will improve efficiencies immensely."
    X-KEY, with TruOFFICE, provides lawyers at Taylor Wessing with highly
secure access to confidential information at the office from any location.
"This will play an essential role in improving response to client needs when
our lawyers are at a customer site or traveling on business. It can also be
used to grant, limit and restrict remote access for external suppliers
easily," said Frank Fiorenza, IT Manager. "X-KEY, with TruOFFICE, was the only
solution that could offer the security we needed to ensure the extremely high
levels of confidentiality required in our business."
    Through a combination of hardware, software and a managed service,
TruOFFICE allows users to safely and securely access their desktop
applications and network resources from any Windows-based, Internet-enabled PC
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. X-KEY/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, organizations can
also ensure compliance with privacy, security and governance regulations.

    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.

    About X-MS AG
    X-MS AG is a joint venture of the accedo and the Smartup groups of
companies. The activities of the accedo Group concentrate on process
optimization through application of innovative technologies as well as on
marketing and channel sales development and support for technology products.
The Smartup group has for many years successfully helped start-up companies.
The services include know-how transfer, financing and operational and
management support. X-MS AG operates from three locations: Stolberg near
Aachen, Bad
    Muenstereifel and Cologne. As one of Route1's Regional Distributors, X-MS
is actively marketing Route1's technology under its own X-KEY brand. Further
information about the company and its services can be found under www.x-ms.eu.

    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: 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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