SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

May 07, 2008 09:45 ET

QED Connect Protects Award-Winning Auto Dealerships From Internet-Based Threats and Enhances Productivity

Omni Manager Implemented Across Nissan, Suzuki and Chevrolet/Volkswagen Dealerships to Control Internet Use and Protect Against Computer Viruses

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - QED Connect, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, continues to see growing demand for information security solutions among small to medium-sized businesses, today announcing the addition of Port City Auto Group as a customer. Omni Manager and Kaspersky® 6.0 anti-virus software, a QED partner offering, were implemented on computers across three of the group's New Hampshire and Massachusetts-based dealerships, including Port City Nissan, Port City Suzuki and Amesbury Chevrolet/Volkswagen. Together, the products provide network security and employee productivity tools that include Internet filtering and powerful anti-virus protection.

"We implemented Omni Manager primarily to control Internet use and prevent staff from accessing web sites that could ultimately introduce viruses into our network. It's very costly to fix the problem in terms of both lost time and system repairs," said Tony DeCosta, Service Manager for Port City Nissan. "Omni Manager also increases employee productivity commensurate with the amount of time that they are not browsing the Internet. In the service department, we sell labor so productivity is critical. Once hours are gone, that time is lost revenue we can't get back. We're also paperless in this department, keeping data such as shop manuals and updates for cars' computer systems on our PCs. I can't afford to have our PCs down because technicians are visiting social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook, or because viruses enter our computers from malicious sites. The same goes for the sales department -- if the opportunity to browse distracting, non-work related sites isn't there, that translates into more sales."

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 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 is a web-hosted software application that includes e-mail and Internet filtering and blocking, antivirus, instant messaging management, asset tracking, application usage monitoring and policy management. ROI is delivered by employee productivity gains, cost savings and improved operational efficiencies. For more information, visit www.qedconnect.com.

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