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WiredRed Software’s e/pop Professional Honored with
Editor’s Choice Award by Network Computing Magazine

e/pop outranks six competitive enterprise instant messaging
products with its superior security and comprehensive feature set

San Diego, California -- October 5, 2004 – WiredRed®, a technology leader in enterprise real-time communications software, today announced that e/pop® Professional received the Editor’s Choice Award by Network Computing Magazine. e/pop Professional was rigorously evaluated by the magazine’s technical staff, along with six other enterprise instant messaging (IM) products from Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Novell, IBM Lotus, Rhombus Technologies and Jabber. It won the award based on its security and reporting capabilities, user interface and comprehensive feature set.

“We are very pleased that e/pop Professional was recognized as the leading enterprise instant messaging product of the year by Network Computing,” said Allen Drennan, Founder and CTO of WiredRed. “WiredRed worked very hard to develop a product that allows secure real-time communication for business and government, is extremely easy to use, and is simple to manage and control by IT staff.”

e/pop Professional was designed to meet the real-time communication needs of business and government organizations. It offers a rich feature set designed to improve the efficiency of business communications. e/pop extends beyond traditional instant messaging to include company-wide presence management, application sharing and remote control. Rich text messaging allows users to send instant messages with attachments, embedded graphics and/or audible alarms. The sophisticated Group function allows users to send messages to specific individuals, groups or organization-wide. e/pop supports industry 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.

The company’s Real-Time Routing Architecture™ powers the entire WiredRed product line, which includes e/pop Professional, e/pop Alert and e/pop Web Conferencing, the industry’s first on-premise web conferencing solution that has no installation dependencies on third-party databases, web servers or other server pre-requisites.
Browser-based e/pop Web Conferencing is a true, out-of-the box solution that can be installed in approximately five minutes by a network or IT administrator.

The review can be found in the story, “Instant Gratification,” in the September 16, 2004 issue of Network Computing, available online at:

e/pop Professional Pricing
Pricing for e/pop secure instant messaging ranges from $15 to $40 per user. Volume purchase discounts and site licenses are available.

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, 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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