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WiredRed's® On-Premise e/pop Web Conferencing Allows Commercial and
Government Customers to Utilize Existing PKI and Security

New Security Features Raise the Bar in Secure Web Conferencing
for Healthcare, Legal, Finance and Government Organizations


San Diego, California -- December 6, 2004 – WiredRed®, a technology leader in enterprise real-time communications software, today announced that it is now shipping e/pop® Web Conferencing with Secure Socket Layer (SSL3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) as standard security features. The new security features prevent common security breaches such as spoofing and eavesdropping that could potentially expose highly confidential corporate financial, personnel and customer information. More importantly, e/pop now includes new integration points for on-premise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This significantly decreases the chance that highly sensitive, confidential information is leaked or accessed by the wrong individuals.

With the addition of SSL3 and TLS security, Bendinger, Crockett, Peterson, Greenwood & Casey PC, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based corporate law firm specializing in complex business litigation, can now utilize e/pop Web Conferencing as a full-featured collaboration system for its attorneys, whom are located throughout the U.S.

“Until now, we’ve been using e/pop Web Conferencing for internal technical support purposes,” explained Denney Fifield, the firm’s Information Systems Manager. “With the addition of SSL/TLS security, e/pop Web Conferencing is now twice as secure as standard online banking services. I’ve assured our attorneys that it is more than secure and suitable for reviewing and collaborating remotely on confidential case file documents and there is little, if any, chance that the session can be hacked or spoofed from the public Internet.”

Many other web conferencing products often use different protocols and separate ports for slide presentations, desktop sharing, audio (VoIP) and video, creating security, performance and peer-to-peer connection problems. WiredRed has solved these issues with its Real-Time Routing Platform™ by delivering the entire conference session, all features included, over a single port and TCP/IP connection. This yields significant performance benefits and allows IT managers to secure the entire rich media experience of all web conferencing features combined without a reduction in performance.

According to Allen Drennan, WiredRed’s Founder and CTO, the new security features were added to e/pop Web Conferencing to address concerns in specific industries where network security is a top priority.

“We believe that WiredRed now offers the most secure web conferencing software solutions on the market. e/pop Web Conferencing is now much more compelling to companies and organizations in markets such as healthcare, finance, government, military and law, that have tight security policies,” said Drennan. “Security conscious organizations that have hesitated from using a service, or previous generation software in the past, can now integrate the application with their internal PKI and rest assured that e/pop Web Conferencing will meet, and in many cases exceed, internal security policies.”

Both SSL and TLS are standards-based encryption technologies used to secure web-based and/or communications in a private network environment. The addition of SSL and TLS level security to e/pop Web Conferencing provides RC2, RC4, IDEA, DES, 3DES, AES and RSA encryption as various options to the SSL/TLS standard and SHA or MD5 hashing for signing. System administrators can use a standards-based X.509 security certificate provided by companies such as Verisign, an existing Certificate Authority (CA) within their company and/or the certificate produced by e/pop Web Conferencing.

About e/pop Web Conferencing
e/pop Web Conferencing is the industry’s first on-premise web conferencing solution that has no installation dependencies on third-party databases, web servers or other server prerequisites. It includes a comprehensive feature set which includes multi-party audio and synchronous video conferencing, remote control, plus complete desktop, application/document sharing and dynamic PowerPoint™ presentation sharing. 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.

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 http://www.wiredred-epop.com or contact the company directly at sales@wiredred.com or 858-715-0970.


 

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