Route1 Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ROI

Route1 Inc.

October 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Route1 and Qwest Commences the Rollout With the US Department of Homeland Security by Delivering 1438 MobiKEYS With TruOFFICE Service Within a Week of Its Initial Order

TORONTO, ONTARIO and DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2008) - Route1 Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROI) and Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced the delivery of an additional 1438 Route1 MobiKEYs and TruOFFICE subscription-based services to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

This follows the announcement on October 1, 2008 of DHS' initial order of Route1's DEFIMNET plus 500 MobiKEYs, along with TruOFFICE subscriptions. DHS will deploy these additional 1438 MobiKEYs to their civilian agency workers who will be able to securely access their digital resources and sensitive data from anywhere, and at any time. The DEFIMNET platform provides DHS with a robust security infrastructure that ensures regulatory compliance, network protection, data leakage prevention, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations. Route1's TruOFFICE subscription-based service also addresses the federal agency's requirement to accommodate tele-workers while protecting DHS' digital resources from outside of the government's network.

"DHS' rapid deployment of these additional 1438 MobiKEYs demonstrates the strong traction that Route1's products and services are having within DHS, and which we believe will continue to grow exponentially", said Andrew White, President and Chief Executive Officer of Route1 Inc.

At the heart of Route1's solutions is its MobiNET, a service-delivery platform that manages the identities of users and digital resources in order to authorize and facilitate secure connections from anywhere at anytime. DEFIMNET, designed specifically for the requirements of defense, is an identity and entitlement management infrastructure based on Route1's MobiNET technology. Leveraging the power of the DEFIMNET and MobiNET is Route1's award-winning MobiKEY, a USB token that connects users to their desktop data, applications, network resources and Web content from any Internet-enabled computer.

ABOUT ROUTE1

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 www.route1.com.

ABOUT QWEST

Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest's powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet, home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.

This news release, 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.

Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Route1's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, legal environment, economies and markets in which Route1 operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different from those contemplated in forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Route1 disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(C)2008 All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 Logo, Mobi, Route1 MobiKEY, TruOFFICE, PurLINK, EnterpriseLIVE, DEFIMNET, IBAD 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. The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries. The Route1 logo is a registered trademark of Route1 Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.

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.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations:
    Route1
    Anthony Rzepka, Executive Vice President & CFO
    (416) 848-8391
    Email: ir@route1.com
    or
    Media Contact:
    Route1
    Tanieu Tan, Director, Marketing and Communications
    (416) 814-2615
    Email: tanieu.tan@route1.com
    Website: www.route1.com
    or
    Qwest
    Tom McMahon
    Director, Corporate Communications
    (202) 429-3106
    Email: tom.mcmahon@qwest.com