Lori Scribner
For WiredRed
Tom Toperczer
WiredRed Software
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WiredRed Software’s e/pop Professional 3.0 Named Best
Enterprise Instant Messaging Product By CMP Media LLC’s
Network Computing Magazine

e/pop Professional wins Enterprise IM category competing
against products from Microsoft and Sun Microsystems

San Diego, California – May 4, 2005 – WiredRed®, a technology leader in enterprise real-time communications software, today announced that e/pop® Professional was awarded top honors by CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing. e/pop Professional was chosen as the best Enterprise Instant Messaging (IM) product in the 11th annual Well-Connected Awards ceremony held May 3, 2005.

The Well-Connected Awards recognize the most outstanding technology products and services in the networking and IT world. e/pop was evaluated in its Real-World Labs® during 2004, along with products from 134 finalists in more than 44 categories.

“We are extremely pleased to be named the winner in the Enterprise IM category,” said Allen Drennan, WiredRed’s Founder and CTO. “The product was originally developed to help companies and organizations communicate more efficiently, and it was built to operate within multi-office networks, firewalls, and established network infrastructure. e/pop Professional can be considered a product that pioneered the Enterprise IM market with features that hadn’t been available before, such as true enterprise directory integration. WiredRed would like to thank Network Computing for recognizing e/pop in the 11th Annual Well-Connected Awards.”

WiredRed’s e/pop Professional takes top honors against formidable competitors Microsoft Corporation’s Microsoft Office Live Communications Server and Sun Java System Instant Messaging 6.1 from Sun Microsystems.

“The Well-Connected Awards are the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world product testing and evaluation. These awards take the pulse of the technology industry and reflect the best of what IT has to offer,” said Fritz Nelson, VP and Group Publisher of the Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group. “This is an important distinction from any other award program – the products selected in the Well-Connected Awards are unique because they have been graded with the same criteria IT professionals use to make purchasing decisions – truly the most outstanding products and services available.”

About e/pop
e/pop Professional is a secure instant messaging and comprehensive real-time communications system for business. It offers a rich feature set designed to improve the efficiency of business communications. 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).

In addition to secure instant messaging, the e/pop product line includes e/pop Alert, for one-way emergency communications, and e/pop Web Conferencing, which includes VoIP and multiparty video conferencing, record/playback, remote control, plus complete desktop, application/document sharing and dynamic PowerPoint™ presentation sharing.

About WiredRed
WiredRed Software is a technology leader in enterprise real-time communications. The company's e/pop product line is designed to provide busy, security-conscious IT staff with a fast and easy solution to secure instant messaging, company-wide alert and web conferencing challenges.

More than 3,500 commercial and government customers are using WiredRed's e/pop real-time communication software. Customer installations include ADP, Florida Rock, Mercury Insurance, Baker & McKenzie, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottrade and Wells Fargo. e/pop has also been deployed throughout hundreds of schools, as well as local, state and federal government agencies including Northwestern University, U.S. Army, Bureau of Land Management, National Institute of Health, Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The company licenses its software to corporate and government IT organizations and a growing network of business partners.

For more information visit the WiredRed web site at or contact the company directly at or +1-858-715-0970



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