Toronto-based security and identity management company Route1 Inc. has reported the overwhelming success of its TruOFFICE Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, which answers the call from enterprise and government organizations for secure, remote desktop management.
TruOFFICE VDI, powered by Route1’s patented identity assurance and management technology, integrates directly into traditional desktop virtualization solutions to offer an unparalleled level of security. Unlike other offerings that authenticate only against a remote computer or device, Route1 utilizes multiple verifications to guarantee a specific individual’s identity.
The Company’s one-of-a-kind solution delivers remote users the identical access to their desktops and content as if they were onsite, and enables them to work seamlessly on their virtual or physical office computers. Most important to note, is that TruOFFICE VDI prevents any file transfer to external locations; content and information remain protected and kept within the enterprise firewalls.
Tony Busseri, CEO of Route1, noted that Route1 technology answers three critical questions in regard to network access, data security, and entitlement management, which each must be answered as enterprises and governments evaluate the wide range of solutions available to them. 1) Can people use the resources of the network wherever they are? 2) How can the organization ensure that its data cannot be accessed, stolen or tampered with by the wrong people? 3) How does the organization ensure that only the right people can access company files and that only the right data is available to those people?
“Recent breaches at the International Monetary Fund, Citigroup, RSA, Lockheed Martin and Sony, among many others, underscore the vulnerability of networks to increasingly aggressive cyber-criminals, reinforced by a Ponemon Institute study of 583 US-based companies, conducted in June 2011, which found that 90 percent of organizations suffered a security breach in the past 12 months,” said Mr. Busseri.
He continued, “Attacks on enterprise networks and data will continue to increase, and as such, so will the need for organizations to provide secure remote access to increasingly mobile work-forces. Route1’s MobiNET platform, TruOFFICE software application, and MobiKEY device, combine to deliver this unique bundle of benefits providing secure identity management and data access; Route1 protects the fortress.”
The MobiNET provides universal identity and access management and is also the service delivery platform. It is driven by the identity of the user, not the PC they are using or where the data is housed. With a MobiKEY device, a user can be individually, consistently and accurately identified by the MobiNET platform. No data is stored on the device itself. If the device is lost or stolen, data and network security are not compromised.
Route1’s unique, integrated secure remote access solution offers many benefits, including the following:
- Keeps files within enterprise firewalls – data is not moved outside the network.
- Authenticates the individual user’s identity using multiple factors.
- Offers remote users identical access that they have at their physical office; they are actually working on their virtual or physical office computer in real time.
- Protects against man-in-the-middle attacks and malware.
- Requires no software installation on the remote PC; any internet-enabled PC can be used.
- Leaves no footprint on the remote PC; no files are transferred, leaving nothing on the remote device.
- Integrates seamlessly into existing IT infrastructure, requiring no additional servers or network upgrades or configuration changes.
- Offers very quick installation on the host computer, supported by a highly regarded helpdesk.
Charles Weaver, CEO of the MSPAlliance, commented that, “Remote Desktop Management is a very critical and timely issue that must be addressed by both enterprises and the service providers that provide them with solutions. Clearly, identity assurance and user authentication are of the utmost importance.”