FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lori Scribner Tom Toperczer Bailey Gardiner Inc. WiredRed Software (619) 234-8282 ext. 128 (858) 715-0970 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Basson, Marketing Manager Hugin ASA +44 (0)20 7839 5225 email@example.com
Standardizes on WiredRed’s e/pop 3.0 for Secure,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-665-epop.