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WiredRed's e/pop Linux Server Named a Finalist in the Best of Show Awards at NetWorld+Interop 2001 Atlanta

CMP Media LLC's InternetWeek and Network Computing Editors Select WiredRed as One of Three Finalists in the Network Applications Category

ATLANTA - September 10, 2001 - WiredRed® Software Corporation, a provider of enterprise real time communications and instant messaging software, today announced that the company's new e/pop Linux Server product was named a Finalist in the Network Applications category of the Best of Show Awards competition at Networld+Interop 2001 Atlanta by CMP Media LLC's InternetWeek and Network Computing. 

e/pop Linux Server, which extends the company's suite of real-time communications solutions to the Linux environment, brings enhanced business communications productivity to this highly scalable platform. Scheduled for general availability on September 28, 2001, e/pop Linux Server provides enterprise customers with a secure and highly scaleable instant messaging and real time communications platform for the Linux operating system.

The editors of InternetWeek and Network Computing, two of CMP Media's premier IT publications, reviewed over 200 online submissions and will evaluate new products on the show floor to select finalists in 11 categories. e/pop Linux Server was named a Finalist after judges determined that the product is one to watch in the marketplace. 

The Best of Show Awards are designed to help IT and network managers shorten the evaluation process in assessing new products. By identifying innovative products debuted at NetWorld+Interop, the Best of Show Awards provide valuable insight on new Internet-enabled solutions.

"WiredRed is very pleased to be awarded a finalist position in the Network Applications category of the esteemed NetWorld+Interop Best of Show Awards," said Allen Drennan, president and CEO of WiredRed. "We are extremely committed to providing support for leading enterprise operating systems. Linux has proved itself to be a viable, secure and stable operating system that can scale up to accommodate thousands of users. WiredRed is now able to bring one of the most advanced and full featured real time communications and instant messaging suites to those companies that rely on Linux and the benefits it brings to the enterprise."

"The finalists were chosen from a group of very impressive entries in the category," said Curtis Franklin, managing editor/technology for InternetWeek and a member of the joint editorial judging team with Network Computing. "We selected WiredRed and the company's e/pop Linux Server because we believe it's one of the most innovative solutions in the Network Applications Category," explained Ron Anderson, senior technology editor at Network Computing.

Winners of the Best of Show at NetWorld+Interop 2001 Atlanta will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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vendor, multi-protocol, multi-service interoperability technologies and solutions that makes NetWorld+Interop the definitive networking event.

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About WiredRed Software
Founded in 1998, WiredRed Software Corporation is the premier provider of real-time communications software for the enterprise. A privately held company, San Diego-based WiredRed has a significant share of the instant messaging market with more than 200,000 users, many from Fortune 500 companies, such as Domino's Pizza, USAirways, Northeastern Utilities and Compaq Switzerland. For more information visit the WiredRed web site at or contact the company directly at or 858-715-0970.