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Employee Internet Management maximises productivity

N2H2, the world’s largest supplier of Internet content filtering, has today announced the appointment of Service Direct plc as an N2H2 channel partner. The deal enables Service Direct to offer N2H2 filtering and Employee Internet Management (EIM) software solutions to its 9000-strong client base in the UK. The N2H2 solution provides an additional comprehensive and value added component to Service Directs’ existing portfolio of products.

With its main offices based in London, Service Direct consists of three divisions, Telephone Systems, Least Cost Routing and Internet Services. The Company supplies clients with voice, data and Internet services from a single source. Service Direct CEO, Peter Marino, explains the significance of the N2H2 solution, “there is a huge requirement for Employee Internet Management (EIM), especially as more awareness is being made of ‘wasted’ time spent online in the office environment. Since installing the N2H2 software ourselves, we’ve already seen a sizable reduction in rogue surfing; we intend to make both existing and future customers aware of the significant cost savings and efficiencies that can be enjoyed through employing N2H2’s software.” He continues, “Service Direct is a major supplier and maintainer of corporate telecommunications equipment. We want the best for our customers, and consider that N2H2 provides the most comprehensive, robust and cost effective solution that we could add to our existing portfolio.”

N2H2 uses artificial intelligence and web spidering to identify and filter Web sites that are potentially counter-productive for the workplace. These sites, of which N2H2 boasts over 48 million categorised URLs, are reviewed by a Human Review team to ensure correct segmentation into more than forty categories.

Peter Hodgson, Managing Director for N2H2 in the UK, explains further: “Efficiency is paramount, and effective EIM is an essential component for maximising online productivity in business to-day. Service Direct chose N2H2 because of the superior quality of our service and tremendous value for money that our solutions represent.”

About N2H2

N2H2 Inc. (NASDAQ:ntwo) is a leading Internet infrastructure company specialising in Internet content management and delivery services for work, home and school. The company reviews and categorises Web content and delivers it with integrated Internet products and services through a global interactive network. N2H2 serves the following markets:

Enterprise - provides filtering and related services that allow businesses to manage Web usage in the workplace to reduce potential liability, improve bandwidth efficiency, and give employees access to a more productive Internet
Education - provides schools with filtering services and information resources, creating a safer and more productive Internet for students and educators
Consumer - provides home users customisable filtering tools and content services to make the Internet appropriate for each member of the family.

N2H2 has offices in the USA, UK, Japan and Australia.
Further information is available at N2H2 Inc., (NASDAQ: NTWO) is a leading Internet infrastructure company specializing in filtering, Internet management, and content delivery services for work, home and school. The company reviews and categorizes Web content and delivers it with integrated Internet products and services through a global interactive network. N2H2 serves the following markets:

· Enterprise — provides filtering and related services that allow businesses to manage Web usage in the workplace to reduce potential liability, improve bandwidth efficiency, and give employees access to a more productive Internet

· Education — provides schools with filtering services and information resources, creating a safer and more productive Internet for students and educators

· Consumer — provides home users customisable filtering tools and content services to make the Internet appropriate for each member of the family

Founded in 1995, N2H2 has more than 17 million users and a network of more than 1,800 filtering-enabled servers in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Japan, Chile, Mexico, Switzerland, China, and Bermuda. Additional information about the company, which is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is available at http://www.n2h2.com


Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are therefore not a guarantee of future performance. The potential risks and uncertainties which could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include but are not limited to, the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet filtering industry, changes in domestic and international market conditions, the success of the company's brand development systems efforts, and customer acceptance of the company's services, products and fee structures. Further information on the factors and risks that could affect N2H2's business, financial condition and results of operations are included under the Risk Factors Sections of N2H2's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K (Commission File No. 0-26825), that are available at http://www.sec.gov


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About Service Direct

Service Direct (UK) Plc, is a leading supplier of the latest voice, data, and Internet communication solutions supported by Cisco, 3Comm Samsung and Panasonic. The Company operates on a national basis and has 30 field service engineers supporting a range of networking, Internet and telephony solutions in over 9000 client sites.

Supplemented by strategic partnerships with suppliers of specialist applications Service Direct offers business customers a total solution for voice, data and Internet communications, all from one, single source. For more information visit http://www.sdplc.com


Editor’s Contacts

Interviews, photography and further information are available from Nicola Welch or Stephen Humphrey at MCC International.

Peter Marino, CEO

Service Direct Plc

Service Direct House

North Circular Road

London

NW10 7SH.

Tel: +44(0)20 8961-7000

e-mail: pmarino@sdplc.com


Peter Hodgson, Managing Director

N2H2 Ltd

2 Princes Buildings

George Street

Bath

BA1 2ED

tel. +44(0)1225 337171

e-mail: peter.hodgson@n2h2.com


MCC International Ltd

Stephen Humphrey/ Nicola Welch

tel. +44(0)1962 888 100

stephen.humphrey@mccint.com


nicola.welch@mccint.com

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