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ePostal Patent Issued
Thursday, February 11, 2010
USPTO Issues 2nd Patent for ePostal® Email Encryption, Security, and Tracking
Stamford, CT -- ePostal Services, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent Office has approved and issued ePostal's second patent, U.S. Patent 7,627,640, for its email encryption, security, tracking, and differentiation technology. Its website is www.ePostalServices.com.
"ePostal Services is the best, easiest, and least expensive way to keep your email private, secure, tracked, and differentiated," said Jon Gardner, President, ePostal Services, Inc.
The first patent, U.S. Patent 7,502,828, was issued March 10, 2009. The two patents establish its rights in the ePS® Technology on which its ePostal® System is based. Both patents are also filed in the European Union, Japan, China, Russia, India, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. With the U.S., these countries comprise 80% of the world's GDP.
The ePostal System is a two-way-encrypted and secure premium Internet email service designed to give users a better, easier, and less expensive alternative to other privacy-security email solutions and to hard-copy express delivery services.
"ePostal offers an unequalled 'best' set of privacy, security, tracking, and differentiation features," Gardner stated. "For example, in privacy:
- ePS is two-way encrypted and secure, not one-way. Recipients can reply using the same ePS privacy and security.
- It is truly email-application-based and works seamlessly with sender and recipient regular email setups. Users do not need to leave their email application, or visit other sites for messages and attachments.
- ePostal does all the encryption key management. Users do not need to know about, obtain, or exchange encryption keys.
- ePS encryption keys are used only one time – unlike older public-private key systems. And, one encrypted email can be sent to multiple recipients.
- Encryption and decryption in sending and receiving is very easy. No technical expertise is needed.
- Users can also encrypt for storage any ePS eLetter® email which was processed by the system."
As to email security, ePS not only authenticates the sending computer and verifies the received content of an eLetter and its attachments as the same as sent, it can also certify both the individual sender and the individual recipient.
ePostal targets email users needing easy and inexpensive privacy, security, and tracking for confidential information - such as legal, healthcare, and financial professionals. Customers use it only when they choose. Moreover, ePS eLetters arrive in an ePostal recipient's regular email application visually differentiated and stored in a special ePS Inbox -- separately and securely from all regular email. And, senders can be notified when their eLetters are not only received -- but also opened.
Becoming an ePS user only involves creating an account at www.ePostalServices.com and installing a small piece of software. Both are easy, free, and take only a few minutes. No technical expertise, network, or IT support is required. New users get free trial credits, so there is no cost or risk to try it. After customers are set up, they can immediately use ePS globally with everyone else who is setup.
Currently ePostal supports Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007 with Windows XP, Vista, and 7, and the company indicates its patented technology is expandable to other email applications and operating systems – including wireless.
"ePS costs only 10% of more complex, more capital-intensive, and less effective email privacy and security solutions," Gardner emphasized. "In addition, ePostal costs only 1% of traditional hard-copy express delivery services.
"We expect ePS will be used in many different industry sectors such as healthcare, legal, financial services, and government. ePostal is NIST-approved and satisfies HIPAA, GLB, and the EU-Directive. It is also approved for export by the U.S. DOC and NSA."
About ePostal Services
Founded in 2003, ePostal Services, Inc. is a premium value email services company dedicated to providing its customers with the best, easiest, and least expensive way to keep their email private, secure, tracked, and differentiated. For additional information and demos, please visit www.ePostalServices.com.
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