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Gaggle.Net Selected as Finalist for 2008 CODiE Awards
Feb 14, 2008 (10:02 AM EST)


BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaggle.Net, the leading provider of safe student email to school districts across the country, was selected as a finalist in the Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas category for the 23rd Annual CODiE Awards, sponsored by the SIIA.

Established in 1986 as the Excellence in Software Awards, the CODiE Awards showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts. They hold the privilege of being the only peer-recognition awards in the industry, enabling companies to earn the honored praise of their competitors. The CODiE Awards remain the standard for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the industry.

Nominees are broken down into three categories: Software, Education and Content. Those categories are then broken down into various sub-categories, thus making the award much harder to win. Ken Wash, President of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) said, "Competition is tough this year and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement. All the companies on this year's list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

Mike Kessler, Gaggle's Vice President was quoted saying "We are thrilled to be named as a finalist for the CODiE award. This is the second year in a row that Gaggle has been selected as a finalist. We've put a tremendous amount of effort into continuously improving our system and adding important new features. It's exciting that more and more educators are seeing the curriculum benefits of safe online communication and utilizing this tool for their students."

About Gaggle.Net

Founded in 1998, Gaggle.Net is in its ninth year of providing safe, teacher-controlled email to K-12 students across the country and worldwide. Currently, over 14,000 schools are signed up for Gaggle.Net's safe student email system. More than just email, Gaggle.Net has expanded to include student-focused blogs, chat rooms, message boards, digital lockers, and profile pages. All of these features are filtered for inappropriate content and images, and offer full monitoring capabilities to teachers. These tools are located on Gaggle.Net's web-based system so learning and communication can be extend outside the classroom walls. Student's can access their Gaggle accounts from an Internet connected computer.

In addition to safe student communications, Gaggle recently released a new email archiving service to help school districts meet the federal requirements for eDiscovery and open records. The Gaggle solution works with Microsoft Exchange, Groupwise, Lotus Notes, NetMail, Google Apps and many other email servers. It requires no district hardware or software and can be implemented in one day.

For additional information, please contact Michael Kessler or Ryan Keag. You may also visit our website at http://www.gaggle.net

Michael Kessler Vice President, Gaggle.Net, Inc. 800-288-7750 309-663-5025-Fax mike@gaggle.net Ryan Keag Marketing Coordinator, Gaggle.Net, Inc. 800-288-7750 309-663-5025-Fax

CONTACT: Michael Kessler, Vice President, mike@gaggle.net, or Ryan Keag,Marketing Coordinator, , both of Gaggle.Net,1-800-288-7750, fax, +1-309-663-5025

Web site: http://www.gaggle.net/