Hush Communications and Baneki Privacy Computing Team to Offer Comprehensive VPN-Based Network Security

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia , May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Baneki Privacy Computing, a private company specializing in best-in-class privacy and security tools for everyday users, has entered in a co-marketing agreement with Hush Communications for its...


CHILLIWACK, British Columbia , May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Baneki Privacy Computing, a private company specializing in best-in-class privacy and security tools for everyday users, has entered in a co-marketing agreement with Hush Communications for its TrueOnlineSecurity VPN service ("ToS"). The two companies, who will jointly promote the service as a useful enhancement to the industry-leading suite of privacy and security tools currently offered by Hush, including Hushmail.

"It is an honor to work jointly with Hush, and on behalf of the entire Baneki team I look forward to our joint efforts," states Douglas Spink , Baneki's Chief Technology Officer. "Hush has been a leader in providing open, secure, customer-friendly privacy services for over a decade; in truth, they have been an inspiration for much of the initial approach we have taken to our VPN service at Baneki," he continues.

Visitors to Hush's main website, http://www.hushmail.com, will have the opportunity to take advantage of discounted subscription rates for Baneki's TrueOnlineSecurity service (at http://www.trueonlinesecurity.com). In order to maximize security for customers, billing and customer service between the two brands will be handled separately. However, Baneki has indicated its intention to offer a billing capability, kaion.eu, that will enable closer integration without security sacrifice. Kaion.eu is expected to make its public appearance before the end of 2008.

TrueOnlineSecurity is a subscription-based VPN service that securely encrypts and transmits all data coming and going from a subscriber's PC, via a server farm in Amsterdam , using the same leading-edge, open encryption tools that underlie Hushmail. With a Java client wrapping the well-respected OpenVPN code in a more customer-friendly stance, ToS' service allows customers to entirely bypass worries regarding ISP surveillance, traffic shaping, backbone-level privacy intrusions, and many other threats to online privacy and security. With all traffic 'tunneled' through a secure, encrypted pipeline to Baneki's secure servers in privacy-friendly Amsterdam , ToS customers enjoy genuine piece of mind that their online activities -- including their publicly-visible IP address -- are secure and anonymous.

Adds Ben Cutler of Hush Communications: "This joint marketing effort is a good example of Hush's commitment to bringing our customers a wide range of best-in-class, user-friendly technologies to keep their privacy from slipping away. We think Baneki's well-respected VPN service is a natural extension of our own offerings, and serves to enhance and extend our core Hushmail service. New threats to privacy present themselves almost every day, and it will take like-minded, technologically-based companies like ours to enable people all around the world to remain secure in their online communications."

Concludes Baneki's Spink: "Hush is a rock-solid supporter of real-world privacy protection whose credibility in that regard is unmatched. Our choice to engage with Hush demonstrates Baneki's strong confidence in their integrity, honesty, accountability, and good intention. Baneki's well-earned credibility in strongly supporting individual autonomy, diversity, and genuine freedom of expression even in the face of real-world pressures resonates well with the groundbreaking work Hush has been doing for years."

About Baneki Privacy Computing, Incorporated (TrueOnlineSecurity)

Baneki Privacy Computing owns and manages several market-specific VPN services, including goldensVPN (goldens.com), TorrentFreedom (torrentfreedom.com), and TrueOnlineSecurity (trueonlinesecurity.com). Primary operational infrastructure is based in the Netherlands , with additional in-house server capacity in other privacy-friendly jurisdictions worldwide. With a geographically distributed team composed of best-of-breed technologists and marketers who share a passion for solid, affordable, easy-to-use privacy technology, Baneki is proud to support diverse communities both inside and outside the company. Press inquiries may be directed to press@baneki.com or to Marc Tager , Baneki's President, at 877-909-9988.

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