Route1 Inc.
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Route1 Inc.

April 28, 2010 12:15 ET

Route1 Receives Allowance of its U.S. Patent Application for the MobiKEY Device

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI), a security and identity management company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has allowed Route1's patent application titled, "Portable Device for Accessing Host Computer Via Remote Computer." Route1 expects its U.S. patent to be issued later this year.

The Route1 patent application claims a portable device for enabling access to a host computer via a guest computer using an intermediary controller to set up the connection between the guest computer and the host computer.

The guest computer interface may include a USB connector and a USB controller.

The patent application expands on how the device may use a cryptographic processor to establish secure communication with the host computer.

The portable device may be able to receive a biometric sample from a user, and allow the cryptographic processor to operate only when the biometric sample is for an authorized user.

"Timely access to sensitive information is paramount in today's environment. Route1's technology built into MobiKEY enables instant, secure interaction with a user's digital resources without compromising security," said Tony Busseri, President and Chief Executive Officer at Route1. "Other organizations have attempted to imitate Route1's solution to address security for digital access, but have been unsuccessful. This patent validates Route1's unique and holistic offering with MobiKEY and provides us with strong intellectual property protection."

The patent application was originally filed on November 14, 2005.

About Route1

Route1 delivers award-winning security and identity management solutions to customers worldwide. These solutions provide universal, secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data. 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. Route1's patent-pending solutions are based on FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules, and simplify the process of meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements around privacy and security. Headquartered in Toronto, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol: ROI). For more information, visit www.route1.com.

This news release is required by applicable Canadian laws and 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.

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