Route1 Inc. (TSXV: ROI) today 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. 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.
Privacy by Design, recently included by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as one of its three recommended practices for protecting online privacy, is a framework developed by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, to promote the philosophy of embedding privacy proactively in technology itself. MobiKEY’s core design elements mirror this philosophy as it is the only device that allows data to be accessed remotely without pulling it beyond an organization’s network, thus ensuring the user privacy and data security.
MobiKEY provides multi-factor authentication to ensure the identity of an individual attempting to remotely access data, which integrates privacy protocols for both the user and the institution.
“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,” said Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. “Without question, 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. With MobiKEY, Route1 didn’t just meet a strong standard for privacy, they exceeded it.”
The MobiKEY is a breakthrough in security for both Mac OS X and Windows-based operating system users, who can now use the same data protection technology utilized by the U.S. DoD, DHS, DoE, Canada’s federal government, Coast Guard and a myriad of other government and private sector businesses. It’s a simple equation; as users leave no data footprint on the remote computer, they not only safeguard their privacy, but also mitigate any risk of cyber attack from any potential security breach.
“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 of Route1. “Humans are inherently fallible and errors are a simple fact of life, which is why policy alone is not enough to protect your organization. We developed the MobiKEY to specifically protect against human errors and to help organizations effectively implement their respective policies. ”
ABOUT ROUTE1 INC.
Route1 delivers industry-leading security and identity management solutions to enterprises worldwide, such as businesses, government and military, which need universal, secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data. These customers depend on The Power of MobiNET - Route1’s communications and service delivery platform. MobiNET provides identity assurance and individualized access to networks and data. Route1’s patented solutions are based on FIPS 140-2 cryptographic modules, and simplify the process of meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for privacy and security. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
ABOUT the IPC
The Information and Privacy Commissioner is appointed by and reports to the Ontario Legislative Assembly, and is independent of the government of the day. The Commissioner’s mandate includes overseeing the access and privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, as well as the Personal Health Information Protection Act, which applies to both public and private sector health information custodians. A vital component of the Commissioner’s mandate is to help educate the public about access and privacy issues.
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This news release, required by applicable Canadian laws, and 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.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
© Route1 Inc., 2012. All rights reserved. Route1, the Route1 and shield design Logo, SECURING THE DIGITAL WORLD, Mobi, MobiSecure, Route1 MobiKEY, Route1 MobiVDI, MobiKEY, MobiKEY IBAD, DEFIMNET, MobiNET, Route1 MobiNET, TruOFFICE, TruFLASH, TruOFFICE VDI, MobiKEY Fusion, EnterpriseLIVE, EnterpriseLIVE VO, MobiNET Agent and MobiKEY Classic, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Route1 Inc. in the United States and or Canada. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners. The DEFIMNET and MobiNET platforms and the MobiKEY, MobiKEY Classic and MobiKEY Fusion devices are protected by U.S. Patents 7,814,216 and 7,739,726, and other patents pending.
Jay Morakis, Media Relations Advisor
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