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StoragePoint reveals wireless virtual storage

Find out how StoragePoint has turned the wireless Web "smart" phone into a remote control for easy file access.
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SAN DIEGO - StoragePoint, an enterprise-class Internet storage company, has turned the wireless Web "smart" phone into a remote control for easy file access. This product, which recently won "Best of Show" at the Chicago Internet World 2000 tradeshow, is a boon to road warriors and mobile users who can now securely share folders or files instantly from any location and e-mail files to anyone.

StoragePoint's Wireless WebDrive is a breakthrough product that bypasses the bandwidth limitations and small screens inherent in cell phone Internet access by simply using the phone as a remote control to send encrypted files to other StoragePoint users. Additionally, Wireless WebDrive can optionally send unencrypted document attachments to any Internet email address.

"Experts forecast over one billion smart web phones in use by 2004," said Scott Zimmerman, founder and CEO of StoragePoint, one of the top-ten e-commerce companies in San Diego. "The business sector of that market is demanding remote access to the corporate data center. StoragePoint's wireless WebDrive is the solution -- it expands your ability to access and share data from anywhere."

Wireless WebDrive is available exclusively to StoragePoint users and supports Internet phones from Motorola (NYSE:MOT), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), Sanyo (NASDAQ:SANYY), NeoPoint (NASDAQ; NEOI), and Samsung that are equipped with web browsers from Phone.com (NASDAQ:PHCM) over the Sprint PCS Network (NYSE:PCS) or the ATT PocketNet service (NYSE:ATT). WebDrive also supports wireless handheld computers from Palm (NASDAQ:PALM) with the Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) WAP browser installed.

StoragePoint, founded in 1998, is an application service provider offering fast, on-line, encrypted virtual storage and access for documents and other essential files. With StoragePoint's WebDrive, users can access their virtual disk for storing, sharing and accessing folders through a Web browser on any computer with an Internet connection. The company's WebDrive for Windows enables users to access their files easily from Windows Explorer.

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