ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2009 – Qwest Government Services, a division of Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), and Route1 Inc. (TSX-V:ROI) today announced an exclusive agreement for Qwest to resell to the federal government Route1’s security and identity management network solutions, which enable agencies to meet mandates for teleworking, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and other disaster preparedness programs. Qwest also will provide the network and hosting services that are necessary for supporting the Route1 solutions.

“We are pleased to work exclusively with Route1 to provide security and identity management network solutions to federal government agencies and help them meet several mandates,” said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager of Qwest Government Services in Arlington, Va. “Route1 has developed an excellent security and identity management solution that has gotten the attention of the federal agencies.”

Route1’s MobiKEY and TruOFFICE, a subscription-based service, enables federal agencies to quickly and securely grow their security infrastructure in today’s dynamic digital environment. By using MobiNETTM, an identity management and service delivery platform, as a secure teleworking and business continuity solution, federal workers can securely access their files, sensitive data and other digital resources from anywhere, at any time, by simply inserting MobiKEY into any Internet-enabled computer. No files are transferred to the remote computer and no footprint of the session is left behind.  

The federal government’s demand for Route1’s technology is a testament to the unparalleled security infrastructure that we have been able to build into our identity and service delivery platform,” said Andrew White, president and CEO of Route1 Inc. “We are excited to be working with Qwest to grow Route1’s deployment in the federal government.”


About Qwest

Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers  a new generation of fiber-optic high-speed Internet service, as well as ,  services.  Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.digital home phoneVerizon Wireless, and DIRECTV

 

About Route1

 

Route1 delivers award-winning security and identity management solutions to customers world-wide. These solutions provide universal, secure access to all digital resources and sensitive data. 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. Route1’s patent-pending solutions are based on FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules, and simplify the process of meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements around privacy and security. Headquartered in Toronto, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol: ROI). For more information, visit www.route1.com.


 
 
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Contact Information

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Kurt Fawkes
800-567-7296
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Outside contacts:
 
Investor Relations Contact
Anthony Rzepka
Route1
416-848-8391
ir@route1.com
 
Media Contact
Tan Tanieu
Route1
416-814-2615
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