Route1 Inc.

Route1 Inc.

June 27, 2008 08:30 ET

Qwest Introduces Federal Agencies to Universal and Secure Solution for Accessing Digital Resources and Sensitive Data

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI) -

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) is introducing a security and identity management solution for federal government agencies that provides universal and secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data.

Qwest is partnering with Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI), a trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions, to make the offering available to agencies under the Washington Interagency Telecommunications Systems (WITS) 2001 Crossover contract.

"This technology provides increased security for federal government systems and will help agencies meet mandates for programs such as teleworking and continuity of operations planning (COOP)," said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager of Qwest Government Services.

At the heart of Route1's solution 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 connects users to their desktop data, applications, network resources and Web content from any Internet-enabled Windows-based PC.

"Our trusted solution addresses the security concerns and requirements for the federal government and are now available through Qwest's comprehensive network, which has a proven track record of selling into agencies across the U.S. government," said Andrew White, president and CEO of Route1.

The agreement between Qwest and Route1 is effective immediately. The companies will jointly exhibit at the AFCEA Identity Management Summit at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on June 26-27.

About Qwest

Qwest offers a powerful combination of award-winning broadband, video and voice solutions for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network to meet their evolving communications and entertainment needs. Qwest employees are the driving force behind the company's nationally recognized Spirit of Service(R). Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide innovative voice, data and video services, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm. For more information on Qwest please visit For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit


Route1 delivers award-winning security and identity management solutions to customers world-wide. 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

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