SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

December 05, 2007 02:30 ET

QED Connect Provides K-12 School Districts With Technology Tools for CIPA Compliance

Omni Manager Addresses Internet Filtering Requirements of Children's Internet Protection Act

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - QED Connect, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for the information security market, provides K-12 school districts the technology tools for compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), a federal law addressing Internet access to offensive content on school and library computers. QED's flagship Omni Manager is a hosted application that enables school staff to filter, monitor and report on Internet use against a database of over 30 million categorized threats, as well as create and modify new policies in real time.

CIPA imposes requirements on schools and libraries that receive funding support for Internet access or internal connections from the "E-rate" program -- a program that makes certain technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. They must have an Internet safety policy in place which includes technology protection measures to block or filter Internet access to content that: (a) is obscene, (b) is child pornography, or (c) is harmful to minors, on computers that are accessed by minors.

"The Internet is a vital part of learning in today's schools, yet its use presents risks for students, challenges for schools and concerns for parents," said Tom Makmann, Chairman and CEO of QED Connect. "Omni Manager creates a safer Internet environment. Using our filtering technology, even non-technical employees can establish Internet policies to govern exactly which web sites students can and cannot access. Inappropriate or harmful web sites will be blocked, and auditable reports can be produced on all network activity."

About QED Connect, Inc.

QED Connect, Inc. is an information security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that gives organizations visibility, management and control of activity on all their computers, laptops and wireless devices. The company's popular SaaS, Omni Manager, is a web-hosted software application completely maintained and operated by QED. Customers do not install any software on their end, yet they obtain the benefits of packaged, commercially licensed software without the complexity and high cost.

Omni Manager is an affordable way to monitor and manage how employees are using company computers and the Internet at any time, from any location in the world. This solves the problems created by today's 'virtual' work environment of branch offices, remote workers and traveling employees. Omni Manager offers all the essential security applications in one subscription-based service, including e-mail and Internet filtering and blocking, antivirus, instant messaging control, asset tracking, application usage monitoring and policy management. ROI is delivered in the form of improved employee productivity, cost savings and operational efficiencies. For more information, visit www.qedconnect.com.

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Contact Information

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    Sandy Moul
    QED Connect, Inc.
    Tel: (949) 419-6177
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