SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

March 27, 2008 15:15 ET

QED Connect Receives Prestigious Checkmark Certification From West Coast Labs

Leading Independent Testing Lab Validates Omni Manager's Protection Capabilities and Functionality

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - QED Connect Inc., (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for the information security market, today announced its flagship product, Omni Manager, has achieved certification from West Coast Labs, one of the world's leading independent testing facilities and part of the Haymarket Media Group. West Coast Labs' Checkmark Certification is a highly regarded accreditation program that provides end users with confirmation of an information security product's effective functionality and performance.

"The achievement of West Coast Labs' Checkmark Certification is a powerful validation of our product and technology," said Tom Makmann, Chairman of QED Connect. "Unlike other certification programs, the Checkmark standards and accreditation criteria are peer reviewed by senior IT security professionals in major corporate organizations to ensure they reflect real world user requirements. Customers purchasing Omni Manager can have confidence knowing it successfully passed such rigorous testing and delivers exactly as promised."

The official verdict issued by West Coast Labs states that Omni Manager provides a high level of control and security by combining the benefits seen in both hosted and local security solutions. Each of the integrated technologies may be customized to customer requirements, with detailed activity reports.

The functionality verified by West Coast Labs included Omni Manager's ability to block the use of all instant messenger and peer-to-peer applications, prevent the use of corporate networks for general Internet surfing, and protect any machine containing the endpoint client regardless of an established Internet connection.

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

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