SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

September 10, 2007 09:45 ET

QED Connect Wins Information Security Contract With Living Classrooms Foundation's Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center

Omni Manager Solves Network Visibility and Internet Monitoring for the Nonprofit Organization

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - QED Connect, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative managed services provider for the information security market, has won a contract with the Living Classrooms Foundation to implement its flagship Omni Manager suite of hosted services. Omni Manager has been installed on PCs in the nonprofit organization's Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, a 22,000-square-foot facility partially funded by the NBA star to provide educational and social programs for community youth. Omni Manager enables the Center to filter, monitor and report on student Internet use from a central, web-based management console at any time of day. Blocking and filtering is fully customizable and backed by QED's database of over 30 million categorized threats.

"QED's Omni Manager has really helped us protect our children from the 'dark corners' of the Internet," said Mike Meakes, Director of IT for the Living Classrooms Foundation. "It allows our program coordinators to see exactly what the computers are being used for, so we can prevent Internet abuse and keep our children safe. We are very pleased with the overall functionality, simplicity of use and price point. QED is really leading the way in making enterprise security technologies available to nonprofits, which is critical to youth-focused centric organizations like ours. We anticipate implementing Omni Manager on the remainder of our computers in the coming months."

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.

"Nonprofit organizations face even greater challenges than businesses when it comes to information security-related issues such as employee productivity, asset protection, and maximization of IT staff resources," said Tom Makmann, chairman and CEO, QED Connect. "They need access to comprehensive security solutions, which have been cost-prohibitive for most to implement until now. Our managed services are the first to fit into nonprofit budgets without sacrificing enterprise features and performance."

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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    QED Connect, Inc.
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