New Privacy and Anonymity Technology

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Primum Group Technologies has developed a new web-based technology, "Trusted Pear" (TM) which provides encrypted, private and anonymous exchange of messages between pairs of users on the Internet. The technology will be presented at the National Small Business Innovation Research conference in Albany, NY from 14-18 November 2005.

Primum Group Technologies (PGT) announced plans to present its new privacy and anonymity technology in Albany, New York during the week-long National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference from 14-18 November. PGT are developers of a new web-based technology—“Trusted PearTM”—so named because it provides trusted exchange between pairs of exchange partners. Trusted PearTM provides users with privacy and anonymity for the exchange of messages and data on the Internet. PGT anticipates public release of its product during the first quarter of 2006.

A preview is available at The SBIR encourages small business to develop technological initiatives and funds small businesses to develop and profit from commercial application of new technologies.

“Our technology provides users with true privacy, anonymity and security, without concern for disclosure of either their message content or even the fact-of-communication to their ISP without the user’s explicit permission,” said Kim Smith, PGT spokesman. “All other providers of “privacy” and “anonymity” services disclose key elements of a user’s identity or behavior at some point during an online session.”

“Since PGT meets the SBIR’s pre-qualifications for funding, we anticipate our technology will be viewed positively because of the value it brings to America, where privacy, independence and free speech are key values,” Smith said. “America has a long history of effective anonymous discussion of public—and private—issues. We intend to see that this history continues, especially in new venues like the Internet. Trusted Pear is ideal for whistleblower organizations, attorney-client communications, doctor-patient discussions, political and special interest groups who wish to keep their plans secret, and anyone who wants true privacy and anonymity in their communications.”

The SBIR began in 1982 as part of the Small Business Innovation Development Act, and has helped many businesses compete for research and development awards. Among the technologies which the SBIR seeks are those which have the ability to manage information and manipulate data.

About PGT

Primum Group Technologies is a cutting-edge information technology innovator and outsourcing company based in Northern Virginia. At Primum Group Technologies, cost-effective and innovative solutions are key to helping customers succeed.

The team at Primum Group Technologies are experts and hold certifications in Java, C++, TCP/IP, UNIX, ISDN, Solaris, Cisco Routers, ATM, and Certified Information Security Assessment Methodology. PGT team members also hold certifications from Microsoft®, 3Com®, Citrix®, Sun Microsystems® and many others.


Kim Smith



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