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Hush Communications Introduces HushDrive for Online Personal Secure Storage
The Hush SDK Leverages the Hush Key Server Network Beyond E-Mail into Xdrive’s Online Storage Services

Dublin, Ireland – 8 January 2002 - Hush Communications (, a global leader in managed security solutions and encryption key serving technology, today announced the release of, HushDrive (, its new secure storage solution for personal use.

HushDrive marks the successful implementation of Hush’s trusted secure technology, roaming capability and ease of use into Xdrive Technologies (, online storage service. . The Internet Information CompanyÔ provides a solution that enables users to securely upload, download, and access their files from anywhere, at anytime using Internet-ready devices. Additional features have been scheduled for the New Year.

HushDrive's online storage service offers an online storage box with 25Mg of space for anyone using the Internet. Individuals with access to the Internet can save information to a common repository for subsequent access by associates granted permission to access the same information from elsewhere. The data is protected at all times, during storage and access, by Hush’s 2048-bit maximum strength encryption.

The development of this versatile secure storage system came about when Xdrive integrated using the Hush Software Developers Kit (SDK). Xdrive was able to utilize its functionality easily to add value to their storage offering with a transparently managed PKI. The SDK has been designed and implemented to be highly modular so its core functionality can be updated to take advantage of future technologies as they emerge. The SDK allows developers to link frontend applications with secure backend delivery and most importantly provides a low-cost outsourcing option for key pair management services. This enables developers to concentrate on the business logic of development and not become immersed in complex security coding.

"We are delighted that integration with our Internet Information Management service is now making it even easier for customers to protect their data from unauthorized access across large scale infrastructures,” explained Karl Klessig, President and CEO for Xdrive Technologies. "This joint product effort was made possible because the Hush Communications core technology is available as a comprehensive kit that provides all the critical components for a secure application. The technology is also well regarded for its ease of use and flexibility ."

“One of the main problems facing businesses today is that the rapid evolution of the Internet occurred without the fundamental provision of security. Hush is introducing security tools that utilize the SDK to address this shortfall for all existing and future software applications,” said Donough Tierney for Hush Communications. “A Hush solution provides the core of a company’s online security, enabling faster, more effective, transfer and storage of information”

By adopting the Hush SDK, businesses online gain significant advantage over competitors through a greater understanding of the Internet, conducting secure Internet transactions, and a better knowledge of how to protect customers on the Internet.

Pricing & Availability

HushDrive is a competitively priced, secure, online storage solution available through Hush’s global sales office.

Prices are flexible to suit both the small business and the large enterprise. A special introductory price for HushDrive is available now:

Buy now and don’t pay any set up fee - normally $19 .99!

Premium HushMail users, pay $2.49 per month for 25Mb for secure storage.

New users/HushMail users, pay $2.99 per month for 25Mb for secure storage.

For further sales information contact

Hush also seeks strategic, technology and reselling partners. All partners can take advantage of the Hush’s patented key management technology. Technology partners can utilize the Hush SDK to access the Hush Key Server Network, and easily integrate powerful public key encryption into their own software and services. To learn more about Hush’s Partnership Programs, contact or

About Hush Communications

Hush Communications is the leading global provider of managed security solutions and encryption key-serving technology. It was awarded the full five stars for secure messaging product by Secure Computing Magazine, the Best Internet Security Freeware Award from and voted best Webmail service for travelers' mails by the Net Internet magazine. Hush distributes its solutions to the financial, medical and legal markets, and to general portals and enterprises. These solutions include encryption products and management services in the secure communications industry. The company's SDK (Software Development Kit) allows other Web-based infrastructure companies and application providers to design product and service offerings that utilize the Hush Key Server Network. Hush develops e-security solutions to suit personal privacy, SME's and corporate enterprises. Hush has strategic alliances with NetNation Communications ( (Nasdaq:NNCI), and Security Portal (

Hush Communications Corporation is incorporated in the U.S. with operating subsidiaries in Dublin, Ireland, Salt Lake City, Utah, Vancouver, Canada and Anguilla, BWI. Hush is the provider of HushMail.Com and HushMail Private Label, the worldwide standards in secure messaging.

For more information, visit the corporate site at

Note to editors: Hush product names and logos are trademarks of Hush Communications Corporation. All rights reserved.

For more information contact:

Ciara Hudson
Hush Communications, Ireland
+ 353 1 4357 831

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