SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

September 12, 2007 09:45 ET

QED Connect Implements Managed Security Services at YWCA of Central Massachusetts

Omni Manager Provides Centralized Security Solution for Nonprofit's Multiple Sites

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - QED Connect, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative managed services provider for the information security market, has implemented its Omni Manager hosted security services at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, a nonprofit women's advocacy and resource center and local association of the YWCA of the USA. Omni Manager has been deployed to provide centralized security, management and control of IT assets across three different YWCA locations. Core applications include web blocking and filtering, and asset and license tracking for YWCA's computers, which are used for day-to-day business and also provide Internet access for YWCA users and staff.

"Omni Manager enables me to have centralized control and real-time visibility over my infrastructure," said Todd Blake, Director of MIS, YWCA of Central Massachusetts. "One single solution combines asset management, license tracking and Internet blocking and filtering for a great value. Additionally, Omni Manager is administered through a web-based console, so I can deploy and enforce new policies at any time without having to travel to each of our locations."

"We are very pleased to assist such a respected organization as the YWCA with its security challenges," said Tom Makmann, chairman and CEO, QED Connect. "Omni Manager's value proposition is unique in that it provides nonprofit organizations, such as the YWCA with a comprehensive, feature-rich security solution at an excellent value, freeing up financial resources for philanthropic works. The product's hosted nature and ease of use also maximize IT efficiency, especially when there are multiple locations. YWCA is a real-world example of how nonprofits can benefit from the same technologies used to secure business information assets."

Omni Manager combines critical security functions into a value-driven, all-in-one hosted service that is delivered over the Internet. There is no equipment to install, and no additional software or maintenance required. Omni Manager is up and running in minutes, so users can immediately begin monitoring and enforcing organizational security and acceptable use policies in real time. The hosted security services can be deployed and managed from a central web-based console 24 hours, 7 days a week.

About QED Connect, Inc.

QED Connect is an innovative managed services 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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Contact Information

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    QED Connect, Inc.
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