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Innovative privacy software release provides discreet, secure, anonymous surfing and data exchange for all Mac users

KESTON, UK, 5th June 2007 - Steganos, the European leader in security and privacy software for both consumers and SMEs, has entered the Apple Mac market with the launch of Steganos Internet Anonym VPN for Mac OS. The service provides Mac users with a secure and anonymous internet connection, whether at home or at wi-fi hotspots. Websites viewed and any data up or downloaded are protected from eavesdropping.

Wireless connections, in WLANs or at hot spots, pose a risk of data interception, particularly when users piggyback on unsecured connections whose owners are unknown. It’s equally possible that a message could be intercepted on its journey across the internet. This new Steganos product eliminates these risks to privacy.

The new Steganos service works discreetly in the background, without requiring any change to browsing software and without causing delay. Internet activities like surfing, blogging, instant messaging, e-commerce and use of filesharing networks are encrypted and anonymised. Webmail connections are also encrypted to prevent emails sent and received being intercepted. An icon in the task list indicates when the secure connection is activated.

Steganos Internet Anonym VPN works by creating an encrypted tunnel between a user’s computer and one of the Steganos VPN servers. This tunnel uses SSL encryption, which is best known for its use in online banking and e-commerce, to protect all data from interception, even from the customer’s internet service provider. The Steganos server relays the user’s requests to the web and returns responses, so that only the Steganos server is visible to website operators. The end user’s anonymity is assured and any messages intercepted are protected by encryption.

Steganos uses its own farm of high capacity servers and adds new servers as required to ensure that users can surf without delay, even during busy periods.

The Steganos servers only keep a record of the packet sizes for billing purposes and do not store any information about the user’s activities or online behaviour.

Pricing

Steganos Internet Anonym VPN 25 covers 25GB of traffic in a month and costs £8.95 per month. A discounted annual licence, Steganos Internet Anonym VPN 300, is available for £54.95 (covering 25GB per month x 12 months).

The used and available data volume is shown in the main window of Steganos Internet Anonym VPN.

System requirements
•Apple Mac with Intel or PowerPC architecture
•Mac OS X 10.4
•At least 50MB free space on the hard disk

Review software

If you would like to request review copies of Steganos software, please call Annie Kasmai on 0208 996 1647 or email her at akasmai@prompt-communications.com.

About Steganos

Since 1996, Steganos has been providing highly secure and user friendly solutions that secure static data and online communications. More than two million users worldwide already depend on Steganos software. Innovations such as the world’s first commercial steganography software (which hides data in pictures and music), or the first encryption software to use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), have made Steganos the European market leader for consumer encryption software. Steganos products are regularly recognised with national and international press awards and the Steganos brand is synonymous with protecting sensitive data.

For more information, visit www.steganos.com

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