Butler Group Acknowledges Route1 Innovation in Remote Access Market


TORONTO, April 2 -- 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 expectations".

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 sales@route1.com.

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)

Source: Route1 Inc.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Joanne Wald, Director, Marketing, Tel: (416) 814-2615, Email: joanne.wald@route1.com

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