TORONTO, ON, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Route1 Inc. (TSXV:ROI), a leading provider of secure access technologies for the mobile workspace that protects businesses and government agencies, and whose customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy and the Government of Canada, today announced that MobiKEY, Route1's proprietary technology, is the focus of a new thought leadership profile in Government Technology magazine.
The article outlines the wide range of cybersecurity threats that government entities face today. According to Government Technology, an award-winning magazine covering information technology's role in state and local governments, Route1's MobiKEY technology allows agencies to grant their employees remote access while ensuring government data always remains within the government network.
Government data is increasingly at risk of being compromised. Data security measures such as encryption, antivirus software and virtual private networks are inadequate and put agencies on the brink of significant security breaches. Any loss of sensitive information erodes public and stakeholder trust, and can result in job loss for those parties responsible for security oversight.
Cybersecurity risks in the government sector are increasing exponentially because of the rise of the mobile workforce. Mobile technology is a powerful tool for productivity, but it significantly complicates data protection. According to Government Technology, a federal government survey found that 1 out of 3 employees who use their personal devices for work do not password protect those devices, and 85% download mobile apps that pose could security risks to sensitive data.
Brian Brunetti, President of Route1, stated, "An increasingly mobile employee base presents massive risks to confidential or sensitive information. Mobile devices, whether agency-issued or employee-owned, that do not utilize the correct security methodology are one of the biggest reasons for the countless data breaches we see today. If government data is stored on a mobile device, it will be compromised when that device is lost or stolen. Introduction of malware to a government network is also a possibility when mobile devices connect remotely as nodes, such as through a virtual private network."
In the face of these cyber threats, Government Technology argues that agencies need a way to offer employees remote access while eliminating risks to sensitive information. MobiKEY, which is deployed by various components of the U.S. and Canadian governments, is the answer to these challenges.
MobiKEY is a complete desktop, secure remote access technology that integrates multifactor authentication and identity management in a mobile computing environment. The technology uniquely combines secure mobile access with high-assurance identity validation and plug & play usability, enabling productivity gains through remote access without exposing organizations to data breaches or the introduction of malware to the network.
The benefits of MobiKEY are numerous. Its plug & play functionality offers instant and secure remote access on any mobile device. Crucially, the technology does not store any data on the mobile device, eliminating the risk of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands when a device is lost or stolen. MobiKEY's patented multifactor authentication method does not allow a malicious party to imitate the user and gain unauthorized access. Organizations that utilize MobiKEY also enjoy the benefit of lower total cost of ownership than technologies offered by competitors.
Mr. Brunetti continued, "MobiKEY allows government employees to remotely access data without removing that data from the government network, all at a very reasonable price point. With MobiKEY, agencies can leverage their existing capital investments, and our customer base speaks for itself. In my opinion it is the best product on the market for optimizing data security, streamlining operations and boosting productivity."
ABOUT ROUTE1, INC.
Route1 enables the mobile workspace without compromising on security. Its flagship technology MobiKEY uniquely combines secure mobile access, with high assurance identity validation and plug-and-play usability. Remote and mobile workers are able to securely and cost effectively access their workspace from any device without exposing the organization to the risk of data spillage or malware propagation. MobiKEY customers include Fortune 500 enterprises as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy and the Government of Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
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The DEFIMNET and MobiNET platforms, and the MobiKEY, MobiKEY Classic, MobiKEY Classic 2 and MobiKEY Fusion devices are protected by copyright, international treaties, and various patents, including Route1's U.S. Patents 7,814,216 and 7,739,726, Canadian Patent 2,578,053, and other patents pending. The MobiKEY Classic 2 is also protected by U.S. Patents 6,748,541 and 6,763,399, and European Patent 1001329 of Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. and used under license. Other patents are registered or pending in various countries around the world.
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CONTACT: Tony Busseri, CEO +1 416 814-2635 email@example.com