Butler Group Acknowledges Route1 Innovation in Remote Access Market

    Independent technology audit from Europe's leading independent IT
    Research and Advisory organization declares MobiKEY, with TruOFFICE, an
    'excellent solution'

    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - Route1 Inc. (TSX-V: ROI), the trusted provider
of security and identity management network solutions, today announced that
the Butler Group has completed an independent technology audit of the Route1
MobiKEY(TM), with TruOFFICE(TM). In its evaluation, the Butler Group considers
Route1's technology to be market leading, and anticipates it to gain rapid
traction with users due to the benefits it delivers.
    The report states, "Butler Group is unaware of any other vendor with a
product similar to MobiKEY, and we consider it a market-leading innovative
solution that, with the MobiNET infrastructure as a global service, should
gain significant traction in the remote working market."
    MobiKEY, with TruOFFICE ensures that business users have trusted and
secure remote access to desktop and network resources at less cost and
complexity than deploying a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or other
purpose-built remote access application. Unlike other remote access solutions,
TruOFFICE also delivers a computing experience that essentially mirrors the
user's desktop environment, providing for a seamless transition between remote
and desktop sessions from any Windows-based Internet-enabled computer.
    "Butler Group's view is MobiKEY meets the requirements of any
organization that wants its employees to be able to operate remotely, and
connect to the central office securely and cost effectively," wrote Roy
Illsley, Senior Research Analyst with the Butler Group. "We believe the
possible services that could be developed and layered on top of the MobiKEY
and MobiNET(TM) backbone will support the employees' drive to make home
working a reality for many more corporate employees."
    "The Butler Group recognizes Route1's vision to empower the workforce to
quickly and securely access their computing resources from any location, at
any time, through a variety of form-factors," said Andrew White, President and
CEO, Route1. "The power of the MobiNET platform is the force behind our future
products and services. Constructing a global mesh network of MobiNETs will
provide easy local access and a level of resiliency that exceeds customer
    TruOFFICE is designed to deliver the most secure remote computing
connection possible: it is powered by MobiNET, and it is enabled via the
award-winning Route1 MobiKEY to deliver an ironclad secure, two-factor
authenticated solution.
    Route1 MobiKEY, with TruOFFICE, is sold through an extensive network of
highly specialized global channel partners with a 30-day, money-back
guarantee. Government, not-for-profit, and volume pricing is available.
Subscription to TruOFFICE includes registration for up to 5 host computers.
For a full copy of the Butler Group Technology Audit, contact

    About Route1 Inc.

    Route1 is the 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. The
issued and outstanding share capital of the Company as at March 26, 2007 is
271,702,684 common shares. For more information, visit www.route1.com.

    About Butler Group

    Butler Group (www.butlergroup.com) is Europe's leading independent IT
Research and Advisory organisation. Its mission is to ensure that its clients
are the most comprehensively informed IT and business managers on current,
emerging, and future technology matters, and their impact on business - in
short, "Analysis without compromise". Butler Group has established an enviable
reputation for the impartiality and incisiveness of its research and opinions.
This is evidenced by a client base encompassing over 40% of the top 100
companies in each of Butler Group's key markets. Butler Group is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Datamonitor Plc (www.datamonitor.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

    (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: Joanne Wald, Director,
Marketing, Tel: (416) 814-2615, Email: joanne.wald@route1.com; Investor
Relations: Amir Nayeri, Genoa Management (for Route1), Tel: (416) 962-3300,
Email: anayeri@genoa.ca

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