(PRWEB) June 1, 2003
For Immediate Release
EarthStation 5 Launches New Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Software That Protects Users Privacy and Provides Complete User Anonymity
Inclusion of Additional Free Programs May Threaten Economic Models of Existing Premium Pay2Play Web-Based Services
Move Over Kazaa, ThereÂs a New Kid On The Island!
Vanuatu, South Pacific, May 30, 2003 – In development for over a year, EarthStation5 today announced the release of their new ES5 file sharing software that combines the webÂs most popular programs and services within one application provided free to users worldwide. ES5 removes much of the risk associated with using file-sharing services, such as Kazaa, Grokster and others when sharing and downloading music, movies, games and software by providing its users with unparalleled levels of security, privacy protection and reliability.
Stealth & Cloaking Technology
ÂNormal P2P networks have high ratios of people who only download, called leechers, because people who share files have been the most vulnerable to harrassment but ES5 solves that problem. ES5 is the ‘Holy Grail of File Sharing’ because it provides anonymity for people sharing and downloading files.
“You no longer have to be concerned about what you are sharing, or who you are sharing with because you have complete anonymity”, said EarthStation5 president, Ras Kabair. ES5 uses SSL Encryption (Secure Socket Layer) to prevent 3rd parties from monitoring users’ file sharing activity and provides users with IP address anonymity through the use of proxy servers. ES5 is the only P2P program that integrates seamlessly with PGPDisk (a free security program) that lets users fully encrypt the contents of their ‘Shared Media Folder’ so no one other
than the user can view the contents of their files, such as a spouse, parent, child, employer, school administrator, or IT department. In addition, ES5 dynamic, random ports and encrypted UDP search protocol ensures that no one, including the users’ ISP, can block or throttle a user’s ES5 file sharing activities or even know the person is using ES5. All file sharing activates look like normal web browsing activity. No one other than the user can detect the contents of their files, such as a spouse, parent, child, employer, school administrator, or IT department. In addition, dynamic port routing, special firewall penetration and UDP connections ensures that no one, including the usersÂ ISP, can block or throttle a userÂs ES5 file sharing activities.
ÂPlanets, Suns, Stars and GalaxiesÂ
The ES5 network is laid out on a paradigm of planets, suns, stars and galaxies. User planets have no hard links to the network, but float in a galaxy, a virtual, distributed superbase of file information. To find a resource, you explore instead of searching.
ES5 also adds many new features that P2P users have asked for such as password protection, the ability to preview a download before you waste time getting something you did not want, supports all types of files not just music and video and has integrated media management to organize and play your music and video files easily. “You can get lost in ES5 and not come up for days” said one of ES5’s beta testers, “I’m really wired into it. I’ve got two movies coming in while I’m watching a third and downloading music at the same time. The movie audio is playing in one ear, and I’m sampling songs in the other”
ES5 automatically removes “missing” files from returning search results so only files that are readily available are shown. ES5 has ncorporated all the advanced P2P file sharing technologies found in other clients including auto-resume downloads, metadata support, previewing and more.
ES5 Child Protection features include filters to deny access to adult material and even more important the ES5 network is segregated into adult and non-adult planets. This feature makes a non-adult planet unable to see, or download any images or movies from adult ES5 systems. ES5 also provides you with a built in web server with integrated Dynamic DNS support so you can run your own web site from home without paying hosting fees. At your discretion, your web site key words can be included in the ES5 search.
ÂNo Spyware, No Adware.Â
ES5 does not contain annoying pop-up ads or 3rd party software commonly referred to as spyware that is so prevalent in Kazaa and other popular file-sharing programs.
ÂIntegrated Free Popular Web ServicesÂ
To attract a large user base quickly, ES5 has integrated the web’s most popular services and charges no usage fees. Its free dating service allows you to meet other “Life Forms” with similar appetites and “download” them into your life.
Its innovative free text/audio/video chat system is the coolest on the web allowing up to 7 users to chat in the same room with full audio and video capabilities so users can actually see each other in real time.
Similar to Kazaa’s parent, file-sharing developer Sharman Networks, EarthStation5 is incorporated on the South Pacific Island of Vanuatu and in Palestine. To avoid the potential for litigation that has dogged the makers of Kazaa, and Grokster and wiped out companies such as Napster, AudioGalaxy and Scour, EarthStation5 has located its offices and its infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza City, where it is not illegal to develop and distribute peer-to-peer file-sharing technology.
Earthstationv management is made up of many people: including Jordanians, Palestinians, Russians and Israelis. Some of us are Jewish, some of us are Christians, and others are Muslim.
Believe it or not, we all love and respect each other. We all work and play together. Our families on many occasions eat at the same dinner table. We trust each other and are very close friends with each other.
As a group, the most important thing in our life is our children, our families and loved ones and of course our friends.
Besides its many security, privacy and free services, ES5 is available as a free download by visiting its website at es5.com, earthstation5.com, or sites that distribute Internet software including download.com.
Contact: Raz Kabair
Telephone: 972 673 51065