For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Lori Scribner, Bailey/Gardiner Inc.
Tom Toperczer, WiredRed Software
(619) 234-8282 ext. 120 (858) 715-0970 

WiredRed Software Secures Contract with the U.S. Department of Labor for 18,000 Seats of e/pop Alert

San Diego, Calif. - December 17, 2001 - WiredRed™, a provider of instant messaging and real-time communications software for the enterprise, today announced that the U.S. Department of labor (DOL) has purchased 18,000 seats of e/pop® Alert, the company's new instantaneous emergency notification system. e/pop Alert will provide DOL with the ability to notify personnel located throughout its Washington, DC headquarters about emergencies, meetings, and important memoranda in real time.

e/pop ALERT provides the ability to instantly send high priority, one-way customized emergency messages, including embedded WAV files, such as siren alarms, that play instantly when the alert pops up on the client PC. e/pop includes an extensive set of security options to prevent spoofing and ensure the integrity of the messaging system. These include RSA for authentication, digital certificates and signing, as well as RC4, DES, triple-DES and AES for encryption.

"DOL is the ideal customer for e/pop Alert," explains Allen Drennan, CEO and founder of WiredRed. "We designed the product specifically for the large, sprawling campus-type of facility much like DOL's Washington, DC headquarters. e/pop Alert takes advantage of the networked enterprise by creating a modern day P.A. system that enables specified users to instantly notify and inform thousands of people about work-related issues or emergencies in the most efficient and effective way possible." 

The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for the challenges of the 21st Century. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for over 7 million establishments and well over 100 million workers.

About WiredRed 
Founded in 1998, WiredRed Software is a premier provider of instant messaging and real-time communications software for the enterprise. The company's flagship product, e/pop, offers a comprehensive feature set that includes secure instant messaging, text chat and VoIP conferencing, application sharing and remote control. A privately held company, San Diego-based WiredRed has a significant share of the instant messaging market with more than 3,000 corporate customers, many from Fortune 500 companies, such as Pfizer, Domino's Pizza, Dominion Nuclear (formerly Northeastern Utilities) and Compaq Switzerland. For more information visit the WiredRed web site at or contact the company directly at or 858-715-0970. 

e/pop is a registered trademark and WiredRed is a trademark of WiredRed Software. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.