Telephone System offers conferencing security.

Press Release Summary:

ReadyConference(SM) enables users to have virtual audio conferences without the need for operator assistance. Optional SecureTouch(SM) package of security features such as moderator validation, conference lock, moderator controlled roll call, voice on entry/exit, and on-hold music, offers flexibility of applying high-level security to individual conference calls.

Original Press Release:

Premiere Conferencing Introduces Securetouch(SM), A Packaged Security Solution For Automated Conferencing

ATLANTA, GA -- (September 9, 2002) Premiere Conferencing (, an industry leader in conferencing and Web-based collaboration solutions and a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK;, today announced the launch of SecureTouch(SM), a package of industry-leading security features that allows users to easily apply additional security measures to their automated ReadyConference(SM) calls. ReadyConference enables users to have a virtual audio conference anywhere, available 24/7 without the need for operator assistance.

SecureTouch offers conferencing users the flexibility of applying high-level security to individual conference calls, and provides organizations with the opportunity to use this feature as part of their company-wide conferencing security policies. Using SecureTouch, moderators can select features such as moderator validate, which gives a moderator a separate passcode ensuring that only the moderator can initiate the call; conference lock to prevent anyone from joining after the meeting begins; moderator controlled roll call to let the moderator know at any time who is on the conference; voice on entry/exit, which notifies others on the call when a participant joins or leaves; and on-hold music, where participants wait on hold with music until the moderator is ready to begin the call. With a single selection, users can enable the entire security package or opt for individual features. Activation can be accomplished via the Web or through Premiere Conferencing reservations at no extra charge.

"Our customers turn to us for reliable, secure communications, and we're pleased to be the first in the market to offer this kind of additional security package that gives our customers new tools for increased conferencing security," said Ted Schrafft, president of Premiere Conferencing. "SecureTouch reinforces our focus on confidentiality as it allows moderators to apply a range of security features to an automated call. Premiere Conferencing has pioneered and set the standard for many of the conferencing infrastructure, architecture and security protocols used by providers in the industry since 1984, and we anticipate that SecureTouch will become the industry benchmark for automated conference call security."

About Premiere Conferencing

Founded in 1984, Premiere Conferencing ( is a full service, global provider of multimedia conferencing and collaboration solutions. Through innovative technology, the company is transforming the way people conduct business by offering a comprehensive suite of group communications solutions, ranging from feature-rich automated conferencing to advanced Web collaboration tools that enable users to create and interact visually over the Internet. Premiere Conferencing works with a wide variety of domestic and international organizations, including IBM Corporation, HCA-The Healthcare Company, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Merrill Lynch, the NCAA, National Institutes of Health and UBS/PaineWebber. Premiere Conferencing is a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ; PTEK) and has domestic headquarters in Atlanta, GA and operations centers in Lenexa, KS, and Colorado Springs, CO, and international operations in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and United Kingdom.

About Ptek Holdings, Inc.

Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) is a leading provider of enhanced multimedia group communications services to the global enterprise marketplace. These solutions, which include conferencing, collaboration and messaging, are marketed under the Premiere Conferencing and Xpedite brand names. Ptek Holdings corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, The Lenox Building, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at

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