FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lori Scribner			Tom Toperczer
Bailey Gardiner Inc.		WiredRed Software	
(619) 234-8282 ext. 128		(858) 715-0970
lori@wiredred.com		ttoperczer@wiredred.com	  
Ellen Basson, Marketing Manager
Hugin ASA
+44 (0)20 7839 5225
ellen@huginonline.co.uk

 

Hugin Standardizes on WiredRed’s e/pop 3.0 for Secure,
Comprehensive Instant Messaging Capabilities

 UK Regulatory Information Service utilizes e/pop in nine offices located in eight Pan-European countries

San Diego, California – (May 7, 2002) – WiredRed™, the leader of secure instant messaging and comprehensive real-time communications for business, today announced that Hugin, the leading pan-European financial press release wire, has standardized on WiredRed’s e/pop® 3.0 for inter- and intra-office communications throughout the company. e/pop 3.0 is being used in Hugin’s Norway headquarters, as well as in offices located in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the U.K.

Hugin is responsible for distributing price-sensitive corporate information to media, investors and other stakeholders.  As the only UK Regulatory Information Service with regulatory information dissemination experience in the German, Swedish, Swiss, Austrian and Norwegian markets, Hugin also coordinates distribution of financial public relations and calendar information to various audiences worldwide.

According to Trond Aspehaug, Customer Relations Manager at Hugin, security is of the utmost importance to the company because of the sensitivity and confidentiality of the client information they distribute.

“We had used various IM offerings in the past, but after product comparison we found that e/pop provided a more comprehensive feature set and much tighter security,” said Trond Aspehaug.  “e/pop is far more secure than any email program, and for us, implementing products that require using the Public Network is not an option.  e/pop has proven itself to be a robust, fast and highly secure real-time communications system that is ideal for Hugin.”

Furthermore, Aspehaug adds, “e/pop has become an indispensable component of our critical business applications. It has unified employees dispersed throughout Europe and enables us to function as a more cohesive team, which in turn, allows us to better and more efficiently service our client base.”

About e/pop 3.0
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).

About Hugin  
Hugin is the leading pan-European financial press release wire, distributing corporate information directly 
from companies to the media, investors and other stakeholders. Founded in 1995 in Norway, Hugin continually 
researches and develops new technologies and services to facilitate connectivity between companies and their 
investors. Hugin offers investors’ real-time news through its Internet portal at http://www.huginonline.com 
and free subscription to an immediate email alert service. Online portals and data vendors are provided access 
to real-time feeds of regulatory news, financial PR and financial event information.

Hugin has operations in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK.
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 or 888-665-epop.

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