312, Inc., Launches LeanOnMe, an Effortless Peer-to-Peer Backup / Retrieval System and Calls for a Stop to the Battle over P2P Technology.

312, Inc., a software development and Web services company, today announced the release of LeanOnMe, a platform independent backup and remote access solution. LeanOnMe harnesses the power of peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to provide secure off-site backup and enables the user to access his or her own information anywhere LeanOnMe is installed. The data files are encrypted and are not accessible to anyone other than the content owner.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2004 -- 312, Inc., a software development and Web services company, today announced the release of LeanOnMe, a platform independent backup and remote access solution. LeanOnMe harnesses the power of peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to provide secure off-site backup and enables the user to access his or her own information anywhere LeanOnMe is installed. The data files are encrypted and are not accessible to anyone other than the content owner.

"Much like the World Wide Web or a corporate network, P2P technology is simply one type of technology solution that allows users to accomplish a variety of tasks," stated Brian Neilson, CEO of 312 Inc. "Unfortunately, like the Web, P2P technology has been used for illegal activities. However, P2P technology can also be used for legal and beneficial purposes." Neilson continued. "312ís LeanOnMe does not allow sharing of illegal or copyrighted material; itís for the protection of data. The userís data is encrypted and cannot be accessed by the remote host. LeanOnMe demonstrates that the generic association of P2P technology and illegal activities is no longer valid."

LeanOnMe is easy to use and backs up data files to one or more on-line computers. Users can select files or folders to protect and then choose someone to ďlean onĒ for remote storage. This removes the need for tapes, CD's and monthly Web storage fees. Any new or updated files are automatically protected based on a user-defined backup schedule. Set it up once, like your anti-virus software, and LeanOnMe will run in the background protecting your selected files. LeanOnMe offers effortless protection with a lot more integrated functionality.

Juan Carlos Soto, Sun Microsystems Director of the Software, CTO Office said: "We are thrilled to see 312's LeanOnMe product applying JXTA peer-to-peer technology to automate computer file back-up. People can now securely share computer resources in a trusted, cooperative, and highly available peer-to-peer network to back-up data. Using Java and JXTA technologies, 312 has created a platform independent, secure network backup product that works over the Internet."

Create your own Web of Protection
"Set it up once but donít forget it. LeanOnMe allows you to create your own group so you can invite your friends, family or colleagues to join. You can use it at home and work and never email, transfer or forget an important file again, just access it remotely," said Andrew Kiolbasa, 312, Inc. Chief Operating Officer and head of product development. "Sometimes a file is lost simply because you canít remember where you saved it. With LeanOnMe you can sort all of your protected files so you can find them quickly and easily" Kiolbasa added.

Pricing and Availability
LeanOnMe is $50.00 with an introductory offer of a convenient 2-user license (buy 1, give 1 for free). LeanOnMe is available for immediate download at www.312inc.com. Annual maintenance agreements and corporate / government volume discounts are available.

About 312, Inc.
312, Inc. (pronounced Three Twelve) was incorporated in August 2002 with a mission to develop solutions that maximize the global creation of value and harness the power of the Internet. 312 is committed to software and process innovation for the continual improvement of the human interaction with technology. 312's solutions empower people to protect whatís important to them and concurrently provide access, information, and collaboration from any on-line computer. 312, Inc. is headquartered in Orlando, Florida and 312 International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, is located in Buckinghamshire, U.K. For more information, please visit http://www.312inc.com.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com

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