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October 19, 2012

Route1 Designated as PbD Ambassador for its Commitment to Identity Management and Security

Route1 has announced that the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has designated the company as a Privacy by Design (PbD) Ambassador for its commitment to secure remote access and identity management, evidenced in the development and success of the MobiKEY.

“Route1 vehemently subscribes to Privacy by Design’s core belief that privacy assurance must become the default mode of an organization’s operation, and as such counts it a great honor to be designated a Privacy by Design Ambassador,” said Tony Busseri, CEO at Route1.

MobiKEY is an identity validation tool that simplifies the access component. To ensure the identity of an individual attempting to access remote data -- that integrates privacy protocols for both the user and the institution -- it provides multi-factor authentication.

PbD is a framework developed by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, information and privacy commissioner of Ontario, Canada. Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission included it as one of its three recommended practices for protecting online privacy.

“Now an international standard, Privacy by Design seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technology, accountable business practices and networked infrastructure,” Dr. Cavoukian said.

The framework aims to promote the philosophy of embedding privacy proactively in technology itself.  Company officials said that MobiKEY’s core design elements mirror this philosophy as it is the only device that allows data to be accessed remotely, eliminating the need to pull it beyond an organization’s network, thus ensuring the user privacy and data security.

Noting that one of the safest actions to take with regard to the mobile workforce is to keep the data within the network and not allow it to be downloaded onto a remote device, Dr. Cavoukian said, “with MobiKEY, Route1 didn’t just meet a strong standard for privacy, they exceeded it.”

For both Mac OS X and Windows-based operating system users, MobiKEY is seen as a “breakthrough” in security. The users can use the same data protection technology that is deployed by the U.S. DoD, DHS, DoE, Canada’s federal government, Coast Guard and a myriad of other government and private sector businesses.

A security and identity management company, Route1 customers include both government and military organizations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as private sector businesses such as law firms, healthcare facilities and financial institutions.

“We developed the MobiKEY to specifically protect against human errors and to help organizations effectively implement their respective policies,” Busseri said.

Last month, the company introduced the MobiKEY Classic2 (MC2), a revolutionary tool for Mac OS X users' secure, remote access and identity management.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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