Appliance promotes network traffic visibility.

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Appliance-based MobiNET Aggregation Gateway helps manage data traffic flowing across network. It lets administrators audit individual users or groups to maintain regulatory compliance and also offers load balancing and failover functionality. Also included, reporting functions help determine traffic trends, usage peaks, and patterns to facilitate informed decision-making around capacity planning, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery projects.



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Route1 Unveils New MobiNET Aggregation Gateway



Appliance-based Solution Provides Visibility into the Flow of Network Traffic; Florida Public Service Commission to Utilize MAG to Monitor, Audit and Manage Remote Access to Network Resources

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 6 -- RSA Conference 2007 (Booth #2246) - Route1 Inc.(TM) (TSX-V:ROI), a trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions, today announced the MobiNET Aggregation Gateway (MAG). MAG is a sophisticated appliance-based solution that provides enterprises subscribing to Route1 MobiNET-enabled services, such as remote access, with greater manageability of data traffic that flows across the network.

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is among the first Route1 customers that plan to purchase MAG. The PSC will install MAG in the statewide data center run by the Department of Management Services (DMS), which provides administrative services to the State of Florida government and operates as an Internet Services Provider (ISP) to state agencies. The PSC currently uses MobiKEY to provide remote access to desktop and network resources for its full-time field auditors. These individuals are responsible for performing compliance audits at the various utilities that PSC regulates, including electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and waste water.

"Currently, all traffic created by our MobiKEY users traverses the state of Florida's firewalls in an encrypted format, yet the DMS have no control over this flow of information through their security infrastructure," explained Lee Kissell, CIO of the Florida Public Service Commission. "With a MAG in place however, DMS network administrators will have visibility into the amount of data traveling across their network and we can easily manage remote access sessions in progress."

MAG provides a number of key features, including:

- Audit Functions: Enables administrators to audit individuals or multiple groups of users to maintain compliance with regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, PIPEDA and others.

- Reporting: Comprehensive reporting functions make it easy for network administrators to determine traffic trends, usage peaks and patterns to facilitate informed decision-making around capacity planning, business continuity planning and disaster recovery projects.

- Load Balancing and Failover: These configurations ensure uptime and reliability at all times, including during scheduled maintenance and when increased usage is necessitated at times of social distancing such as pandemics or inclement weather.

"MAG facilitates tight controls over network traffic for organizations that have stringent security and compliancy requirements," said Jerry Iwanski, CTO at Route1. "It provides administrators with a level of granularity required to monitor, audit and manage the way in which computing environments are accessed, effectively balancing essential administration needs with the demand for mobility and productivity."

How MAG works

When a MAG is installed in the DMZ (demilitarized zone) or edge of the network, all data communications are sent directly to the MAG and then aggregated and synchronized with MobiNET through an encrypted Transport Layer Security (TLS) tunnel. When a MobiKEY is used to access digital resources, the data session is run directly through the MAG, providing network administrators with greater manageability across their network infrastructure. Initial authentication and authorization is facilitated through the MobiNET and managed PKI, with MAG providing another layer of security controls for additional data communications. MAG will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2007.

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 connects users to their desktop data, applications and network resources from any Internet-enabled Windows-based PC. Route1's patent-pending solutions meet the stringent security needs and high standards mandated by all levels of government, and have been FIPS 140-2 validated, certified by the CSE and evaluated by ICSA Labs. 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.

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.

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