SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

October 29, 2007 05:30 ET

QED Connect Provides Network Security for Werner Dealerships

Omni Manager Implemented at Werner Mazda and Werner Pontiac/Cadillac/GMC

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - QED Connect, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for the information security market, validates the growing popularity of SaaS in the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market with the announcement of its new customer; Werner Dealerships. Omni Manager and Kaspersky® 6.0 anti-virus software, a QED partner offering, have been implemented on computers across Werner Mazda and Werner Pontiac/Cadillac/GMC to provide a complete network security solution that includes e-mail and Internet filtering and blocking, anti-virus, instant messaging control, application usage monitoring, policy management and reporting.

"Offloading part of our IT operations to a specialized provider like QED Connect resulted in tremendous cost efficiencies for our organization," said Bobby Harris, IT Director for Werner Automotive. "The Omni Manager software-as-a-service model saved me the time and expense of researching, installing and managing multiple software products. It was very fast to install through the web and completely non-invasive to our existing network."

"As a business owner, I am very pleased with the return-on-investment Omni Manager has delivered," said Bob Werner, founder and president of Werner Dealerships. "The cost of keeping up with new security technologies is high, especially when you need to purchase multiple packaged software products to accomplish the required tasks. With Omni Manager, we cost-effectively acquired the latest and most essential technologies in one hosted service. My IT staff can now devote time to other critical projects to support our business. And with the great visibility into employee activity I've gained, I can now control productivity losses and better focus on growing our dealerships."

About QED Connect, Inc.

QED Connect, Inc. is an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for the information security market. SaaS provides end users with web-hosted software applications that are completely maintained and operated by the vendor. Customers do not install any software on their end, nor do they pay for owning, upgrading or maintaining it. They obtain the benefits of packaged, commercially licensed software without the complexity and high cost. SaaS is a rapidly growing market, projected to reach $10.9 billion in revenue by 2009.

The company's popular SaaS, Omni Manager, is an affordable way for organizations of any size or type to gain visibility, management and control of their entire network. All computers, laptops and wireless devices can be monitored and managed at any time from any location in the world, solving 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, anti-virus, instant messaging control, application usage monitoring, policy management and reporting. ROI is delivered in the form of improved employee productivity and cost and operational efficiencies. For complete product information, please visit www.qedconnect.com.

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Contact Information

  • Trade/Media Relations:
    Sandy Moul
    QED Connect, Inc.
    Tel: (949) 419-6177
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