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WiredRed's e/pop 3.0 Named a 2002 Well-Connected
Award Finalist by Network Computing Editors

e/pop tops collaborative environment category by enabling secure real-time communications across the enterprise

San Diego, California - (April 8, 2002) -- WiredRed™, the leader of secure instant messaging and comprehensive real-time communications for business, today announced that its e/pop® 3.0 Professional Client and Enterprise Server has been honored as a Finalist by Network Computing, a CMP Media LLC magazine, in the Collaborative Environment category of its 2002 Well-Connected Awards.

The winners of the Network Computing Well-Connected Awards will be revealed at a gala event on May 6, 2002, the evening before one of the industry's largest trade shows, NetWorld+Interop 2002 in Las Vegas. All Finalists will be highlighted in the May 13th issue of Network Computing and also on Network Computing Online at http://www.networkcomputing.com.

"No other annual awards program in the industry uses hand-on evaluations to choose its winners," said Fritz Nelson, publisher of CMP's Network Computing. "Our editors worked at length to research and test the best offerings in the enterprise arena. Being named a Well-Connected Award Finalist is a true reflection of product quality rather than merely product popularity or marketing effectiveness."

e/pop 3.0 provides companies with a secure instant messaging and comprehensive real-time communications system for the enterprise, offering a rich feature set designed to improve the efficiency of business communications. e/pop extends beyond traditional instant messaging to include presence management, text-based chat conferencing, application sharing, remote control and voice over IP conferencing. e/pop supports corporate standards for secure operations and central management, including directory integration, authentication and end-to-end encryption (with options such as RC4, DES, triple DES, AES, & RSA).

"e/pop 3.0 was built from the ground up with feedback from our customers on desired features and functionality. We devoted several years of development time to make it a product that can meet the demanding requirements of the corporate enterprise - both for the end users and the system and network administrators that maintain it," said Allen Drennan, CEO and founder of WiredRed. "We are honored that the editorial staff at Network Computing believe that e/pop 3.0 meets their criteria for a product that provides companies with a method to enhance productivity through real time communications and collaboration."

About Network Computing
Network Computing (http://www.networkcomputing.com) published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., defines the core issues facing people who manage technology in business -analyzing the critical decision points in purchasing the products, technologies and services that achieve corporate initiatives. Twice a month 220,000 IT professionals turn to Network Computing to get the information they need to make the right purchase decisions.

About CMP Media LLC
CMP Media LLC (www.cmpnet.com) is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers' comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

About WiredRed
WiredRed Software is the leader of secure instant messaging and comprehensive real-time communications for business. The company holds a significant share of the enterprise instant messaging software market, with more than 3,000 corporate installations including Baker & McKenzie, Blue Cross, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and hundreds of universities and local, state and federal government agencies.

WiredRed licenses its software to corporations and an expanding network of OEM and business partners. WiredRed and its partners support more than one million installed users of WiredRed's real-time communications technology. For more information visit the WiredRed web site at http://www.wiredred-epop.com or contact the company directly at sales@wiredred.com.com or 888-665-EPOP.

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