Route1 Unveils MobiKEY Classic 2 (MC2), a Security Solution for Mac OS X Users

by | Sep 25, 2012 | IT

Business Pros Using Macs Now Provided Same Level of Secure, Remote Access as U.S. and Canadian Governments

Toronto, Canada – September 25, 2012 – Route1 Inc. (TSXV: ROI), a digital security and identity management company whose customers include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department of the Interior (DoI), and the Canadian Government, today introduced the MobiKEY Classic 2 (MC2), a revolutionary tool for Mac OS X users who require security when accessing data remotely.

With this announcement, Route1 has raised the bar for mobile device management and enterprise security by introducing the world’s first SMART device, capable of running on both Mac OS X and Windows machines and devices.

“We began using MobiKEY for the high level of security in delivering remote access.  We kept using it because of its simplicity – just plug it in to whatever machine you’re sitting in front of, and you’re ready to go.  With MC2, we still have the same level of security and simplicity, and can now truly be used at nearly any computer immediately and easily,” said Anthony Juliano, CTO and General Partner of Landmark Ventures.

The MC2 is a smartcard embedded device that allows subscribers to remotely access their office computer, network and other digital resources from anywhere at any time.  The first security tool ever made available for private enterprise that is configured for Mac OS X (and Windows), the MC2 does not require any pre-installed software to work on a guest computer or other remote device.

“MC2 is a true world first, and has the potential to drive Mac adoption in the business environment,” said Tony Busseri, CEO of Route1. “The MC2 is completely clientless and driverless. Slim, sleek and pocketsize, this is by far the most reliable, budget-conscious solution that protects both Mac OS X and Windows users who work remotely from malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, viruses or other data breaches. More secure than any VPN or simple password protection, only MobiKEY employs an identity-based access system that lets employees work from anywhere at any time – without compromising electronic security.

“It’s a simple equation; if you use a MobiKEY, the user will never pull or transfer the data they require onto the remote computer, thereby completely mitigating any risk of cyber attack or potential security breach.  The MC2 is a breakthrough in security for Mac OS X users, who can now use the same data protection technology utilized by the U.S. DoD, DHS, and DOE.”

True, multi-factor authentication provides an easy-to-use method to authorize users. The MC2 utilizes a patented communications and service delivery platform that is based on FIPS 140-2 Level 3 cryptographic modules, and simplifies the process of meeting stringent regulatory requirements for privacy and security. Accordingly, the MC2 is the “something you have”, while the password, which is verified against both the smartcard and the communications service delivery platform, is the “something you know”.

If the MC2 is lost or stolen, enterprise networks cannot be compromised as no data is stored, downloaded or saved on the MobiKEY.

“The MC2 sets a new standard for secure, remote access; it is unlike other portable devices, such as encrypted USB memory sticks, tablets or laptops, which can be used to store sensitive enterprise data and can easily put organizations at risk. Without exception, the MC2 stands alone as the sole smart product supporting both Mac OS X and Windows users,” added Busseri.

Top Ten Reasons for MobiKEY Classic 2 (MC2)
1.    Offers remote users exactly the same working experience that they have at their office
2.    No capital investment required – use your existing Mac, tablet, PC, or laptop
3.    Data stays within your network’s perimeter and firewall
4.    Integrates seamlessly into your existing IT infrastructure
5.    No network changes or reconfiguration required
6.    No additional servers needed
7.    Bandwidth efficient – 20 kbps average bandwidth usage per connected user
8.    No software installation or administrator privileges required on the remote device
9.    Hardware-based, multifactor authentication
10.   No data cache or footprint left on remote PC or device

MobiKEY is built on the principle of assuring the identity of an individual, not a PC, tablet, smartphone or other device.

Visit the Route1 eStore today to purchase your MobiKEY and gain peace of mind that you have protected your business.

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