Route1 Inc recently announced that one of U.S Department of Homeland Security’s biggest components (DHS) has contracted it over the supply of 7,000 MobiKEY Fusion devices. The company received the order via the U.S. Department of Homeland Security FirstSource II contract vehicle. Route1 is a leading digital security and identity management company to corporations and government agencies which need universal and secure access to digital resources and sensitive data.
In a statement, Tony Busseri, CEO of Route1, said, "Route1 recently provided DHS with a technology refresh for their DEFIMNET platform. The new DEFIMNET platform allows them to use their PIV cards as part of the user authentication process. This is an important step, as all MobiKEY Fusion users at DHS will now comply with the United States Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). We have been working with leadership at DHS to assist with HSPD-12 compliancy and we are excited with today's purchase order announcement."
In October 2011, DHS authorized the MobiKEY solution; currently 7,000 paid, active users use the MobiKEY technology. DHS will now be replacing the use of MobiKEY Classic devices with the MobiKEY Fusion devices from Route1. Starting this September, the company is expecting to replace 7,000 devices by February 2014.
MobiKEY has been designed as a desktop, secure remote access solution capable of integrating multi-factor authentication and identity management within a mobile computing environment. The MobiKEY Fusion device is an identity validation device designed to deliver complete integration with government issued identity cards including CAC, PIV, and FRAC. Incorporating a multi-factor authentication technology, the MobiKEY Fusion device includes an identity card and physical possession of the MobiKEY Fusion device to provide computer and network access. This allows government and defense organizations at comply with HSPD-12.
The MobiKEY Fusion device comes with all the robust security features of the MC2 device and makes use of smartcards that are issued to government personnel. A number of factors of authentication work to provide a secure access while the MobiNET or the DEFIMNET platform handles a user’s identity and entitlement to digital resources. Users can remotely access systems only by using their MobiKEY Fusion device, an identity or access card, with a secret PIN.