First Advisor

Bowles, Robert

Second Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.

Third Advisor

Hart, Douglas I.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

76 pages


Today, it is very common for employees to need to work when outside of the office. For various reasons, it's important that they be able to work anytime and anywhere. However, this raises security concerns about how this is accomplished. There are many options, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and remote desktop solutions, but each comes with its own risks. A newer option is the MobiKEY from Route1, which allows users to connect to their work resources from anywhere. Route1 touts the MobiKEY, powered by MobiNET, as a much more secure method of remote access. How does it stack up against other solutions? This paper examines the advantages of MobiKEY from a security perspective as contrasted with other options. The author performed a risk assessment of the device based upon guidelines from the National Institute of Technology (NIST) and obtained a MobiKEY from Route1 for the purposes of testing. This paper documents those findings.

Date of Award

Summer 2010

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

Rights Statement

All content in this Collection is owned by and subject to the exclusive control of Regis University and the authors of the materials. It is available only for research purposes and may not be used in violation of copyright laws or for unlawful purposes. The materials may not be downloaded in whole or in part without permission of the copyright holder or as otherwise authorized in the “fair use” standards of the U.S. copyright laws and regulations.