Extends High Assurance Remote Access Solution to Mac Users for the First Time
RENTON, Wash. – November 1st, 2007 – SWsoft, maker of Parallels award-winning virtualization software, announced today that Route1 Inc.™ (TSX-V:ROI), the trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions, has joined its Parallels ISV Initiative, part of the Parallels Partner Program. Leveraging Parallels technology as their Mac solution will help extend the Route1 secure, remote access solution to Mac users for the first time.
Route1 is the maker of the award-winning MobiKEY™, a patent-pending, smart-card enabled, cryptographic USB device. Combined with TruOFFICE™, Route1’s secure, remote access service, MobiKEY enables users to connect to their desktop data, applications, network resources and web content from any Internet-enabled Windows-based PC.
Through the ISV Initiative, MobiKEY is now available to the Mac community through the use of SWsoft desktop virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac. MobiKEY will also be available for the Linux community via a future release of Parallels Workstation.
"Parallels has long been a leader for virtualization on the Macintosh, and now Route1’s customers can benefit from the flexibility of using their MobiKEY on either Windows or Mac platforms," said Raj Atwal, director of Business Solutions, Route1. "This provides Mac users a safe way to travel or work from home without carrying their hardware and, more importantly, their valuable data with them. We have received a positive response from our customers who are benefiting from the access to their Windows applications, running in the Mac environment, with the security, high assurance and ease-of-use that MobiKEY, with TruOFFICE, provides.”
"We tested the ability to use MobiKEY with Parallels virtualization software in real scenarios and are pleased to announce that MobiKEY has passed our validation process," said Bryan Goode, Director of Business Development, SWsoft. "Users will find the same stability, functionality and ease-of-use they have come to expect from both products."
Parallels, Inc. and Route1 will collaborate in co-marketing activities moving forward. Parallels offers ISV partners opportunities such as joint mailers, sales training, promotional tools, sales collaboration and case studies. Not only does being a Parallels ISV Partner help Windows-only ISVs tap into the Mac and Linux markets, it also keeps ISVs ahead of the curve as the use of virtualization technology continues to grow in enterprise and education.
About the Parallels ISV Initiative
The ISV Initiative is designed to enable Windows-only software vendors to quickly and easily extend their reach to the fast-growing Mac and Linux markets by taking advantage of Parallels virtualization software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Software vendors receive streamlined application compatibility testing, technical support, sales support and co-marketing opportunities. The Parallels Partner Program provides customized access, tools and resources to technology, services and channel partners that enable them to drive customer acquisition and revenue.
For more information about the ISV Initiative, visit www.parallels.com/en/partners/isv.
About Route1 Inc.
Route1 is the trusted provider of security and identity management network solutions that are redefining today’s digital landscape. 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. Leveraging the power of MobiNET is the award-winning MobiKEY, an ultra-portable computing device that securely connects users to the myriad of MobiNET services from any Internet-enabled, Windows-based PC. This patent-pending computing solution is embedded on a smart-card enabled, cryptographic USB device, making it one of the most powerful and easy-to-use secure computing solutions available today. MobiKEY enables users to connect to their desktop data, applications, network resources, and web content with services such as TruOFFICE and PurLINK. Route1’s patent-pending solutions, based on FIPS-140-2 cryptographic modules, meet the stringent security needs and high standards mandated by all levels of government. They have been evaluated by ICSA Labs and certified by the CSE. As a company with high regard for intellectual property, Route1 continues to encourage and nurture innovation across its talented team. Headquartered in Toronto, Route1 is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol: ROI) and has offices and agents worldwide. For more information, visit www.route1.com.
Parallels, an SWsoft company, provides innovative desktop and server virtualization software for Windows, the Macintosh, and Linux. Recently ranked #6 on PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007" list and already used by more than half a million people worldwide, Parallels virtualization technology is revolutionizing the way we use computers. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 650,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product and Plesk - the leading server automation software. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.
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