SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

September 18, 2007 09:45 ET

QED Connect Deploys Software-as-a-Service in Support of Wallingford Public Schools' Network Security Initiatives

K-12 School District Secures Student Computer Labs With Omni Manager's Internet Filtering and Reporting Applications

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - QED Connect, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for the information security market, announced that Wallingford Public Schools has deployed its flagship service, Omni Manager, on over 250 computers. The Connecticut-based K-12 school district will use Omni Manager's Internet filtering, monitoring and reporting applications in its computer labs to ensure a secure learning environment. Under the federal Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), schools such as Wallingford that receive funding support for Internet access or internal connection services are required to implement Internet filtering measures and formal acceptable use policies. Omni Manager provides the necessary tools for CIPA compliance in one hosted application, enabling IT staff to filter, monitor and generate reports on Internet use, as well as modify and deploy new policies, in real time.

"As a hosted application, Omni Manager lessens the burden on our IT staff and lowers our operating expenses since I don't need to maintain a server or software on my end," said Randy Backus, Director of IT for Wallingford Public Schools. "The product was very simple to implement and the interface is easy to understand. I was able to identify the use of inappropriate web sites within the first 24 hours of using Omni Manager. I am confident that its implementation will help us achieve the greatest benefit from the use of educational technology."

"The proliferation of Internet use in our schools provides the opportunity for expanded learning, but also brings the risk of exposure to material that is highly inappropriate for young students," said Tom Makmann, chairman and CEO, QED Connect. "We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the educational market, having created a quickly deployable, hosted service that fits easily within school budgets. As an added benefit, Omni Manager is a CIPA-compliant solution that provides the underlying technologies necessary to enforce Internet safety policies."

Omni Manager is a Software-as-a-Service offering that provides 24x7 visibility, management and control of hardwired and wireless IT networks and assets. It unites the critical security applications of policy management and enforcement, Internet and email filtering, anti-virus, instant messaging control, and application usage monitoring into one web-based solution that is deployable in real time to all computers and laptops, regardless of their physical or geographic location, or on or offline status.

About QED Connect, Inc.

QED Connect is an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for the information security market. The company's mission is to make enterprise-level security cost-effective and accessible for organizations of all types and sizes, with a focus on the SMB, departmental, educational and nonprofit sectors. The company's flagship offering, Omni Manager, reduces organizational security risks and legal liabilities by providing 24x7 visibility, management and control of wired and wireless IT networks and assets, regardless of physical or geographic location. Omni Manager encompasses multiple security applications in one hosted service, including e-mail and Internet filtering, anti-virus, application usage monitoring, policy management and enforcement, and reporting. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.qedconnect.com.

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