Gryphon Networks Presents Turnkey Solution for Do-Not-Call Legislation in Illinois

Company's Technology Enables Legislation to Work for Both

Industry and Consumers



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gryphon Networks

    NORWOOD, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Gryphon
 Networks, the leading provider of automated privacy compliance solutions for
 business, empowers all direct marketers to automatically comply with Illinois'
 proposed Do-Not-Call (DNC) legislation.  Under this bill, residents placing
 themselves on the state DNC registry list can no longer receive unsolicited
 telemarketing phone calls from for-profit businesses.  If a registered
 consumer is still called, he or she can seek civil penalties over and above
 state fines.
      "Compliance with this legislation is no longer an issue," said Keith
 Fotta, CEO of Gryphon Networks.  "With our patented, proactive technology,
 calls to DNC registrants are automatically blocked.  Members of this dynamic
 and growing industry, now have the tools available to easily comply with this
 pending law."
     Gryphon Networks' service works two ways.  One, the interactive process
 blocks calls to consumers who already have been placed on state, federal and
 corporate DNC lists.  Two, simply by pressing "# 0," on the telephone, any
 telemarketer can instantly block a newly requested Do-Not-Call number company
 wide, while still on the phone with the requesting party.  No other action is
 required.  In addition, the service monitors and automatically complies with
 any changes in the laws or DNC lists.  Curfew compliance, area code updates
 and call log archiving are all automatically performed features. No hardware
 investment is required.
     "Our technology enables this legislation to work for both the industry and
 consumers," added Fotta.  "Consumers are empowered with a choice of whether to
 receive solicitation, while direct marketers can better focus on qualified
 calls, improve productivity and eliminate liability exposure."
 
     About Gryphon Networks
     Gryphon Networks is the leader in automated privacy compliance solutions
 for business.  Gryphon Networks and its proprietary technology for the
 teleservices industry initiate immediate compliance with Do-Not-Call (DNC)
 legislation at every level-FCC (Federal Communications Commission), NASD
 (National Association of Securities Dealers), federal and state.  Through its
 turnkey, network-based technology, Gryphon Networks not only protects
 businesses from violating DNC laws, it has proven to double sales productivity
 by focusing teleservicing efforts on the most qualified calls.  Founded in
 February 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Norwood,
 Massachusetts and can be reached at 781-255-0444.  For more information, visit
 http://www.gryphonnetworks.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Sean Kevelighan of Edelman Public Relations, 202-326-1771, or
 sean.kevelighan@edelman.com, for Gryphon Networks; or Meredith Allen, Vice
 President, Marketing of Gryphon Networks, 781-278-1947, or
 mallen@gryphonnetworks.com
 
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    NORWOOD, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Gryphon
 Networks, the leading provider of automated privacy compliance solutions for
 business, empowers all direct marketers to automatically comply with Illinois'
 proposed Do-Not-Call (DNC) legislation.  Under this bill, residents placing
 themselves on the state DNC registry list can no longer receive unsolicited
 telemarketing phone calls from for-profit businesses.  If a registered
 consumer is still called, he or she can seek civil penalties over and above
 state fines.
      "Compliance with this legislation is no longer an issue," said Keith
 Fotta, CEO of Gryphon Networks.  "With our patented, proactive technology,
 calls to DNC registrants are automatically blocked.  Members of this dynamic
 and growing industry, now have the tools available to easily comply with this
 pending law."
     Gryphon Networks' service works two ways.  One, the interactive process
 blocks calls to consumers who already have been placed on state, federal and
 corporate DNC lists.  Two, simply by pressing "# 0," on the telephone, any
 telemarketer can instantly block a newly requested Do-Not-Call number company
 wide, while still on the phone with the requesting party.  No other action is
 required.  In addition, the service monitors and automatically complies with
 any changes in the laws or DNC lists.  Curfew compliance, area code updates
 and call log archiving are all automatically performed features. No hardware
 investment is required.
     "Our technology enables this legislation to work for both the industry and
 consumers," added Fotta.  "Consumers are empowered with a choice of whether to
 receive solicitation, while direct marketers can better focus on qualified
 calls, improve productivity and eliminate liability exposure."
 
     About Gryphon Networks
     Gryphon Networks is the leader in automated privacy compliance solutions
 for business.  Gryphon Networks and its proprietary technology for the
 teleservices industry initiate immediate compliance with Do-Not-Call (DNC)
 legislation at every level-FCC (Federal Communications Commission), NASD
 (National Association of Securities Dealers), federal and state.  Through its
 turnkey, network-based technology, Gryphon Networks not only protects
 businesses from violating DNC laws, it has proven to double sales productivity
 by focusing teleservicing efforts on the most qualified calls.  Founded in
 February 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Norwood,
 Massachusetts and can be reached at 781-255-0444.  For more information, visit
 http://www.gryphonnetworks.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Sean Kevelighan of Edelman Public Relations, 202-326-1771, or
 sean.kevelighan@edelman.com, for Gryphon Networks; or Meredith Allen, Vice
 President, Marketing of Gryphon Networks, 781-278-1947, or
 mallen@gryphonnetworks.com
 
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