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Developer(s) Jetico Inc, Oy
Initial release 1995; 20 years ago (1995)[1]
Stable release 9.01.2 / 2015-01-07
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Linux 2.4+, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, Android[2]
Type Disk encryption software
BestCrypt for Windows v.9
BestCrypt Container for Mac
BestCrypt Volume Encryption

BestCrypt is a commercial disk encryption program for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, developed by Jetico. It is a software suite that provides container encryption and partition encryption as well some additional encryption methods and complimentary data erasure utility BCWipe.

Cryptographic algorithms[edit]

BestCrypt supports a wide variety of block cipher algorithms including AES, Serpent, Blowfish, Twofish, DES, Triple DES, GOST 28147-89. All ciphers support CBC and LRW modes of operation while AES, Twofish and GOST also support XTS mode.


  • Create and mount a virtual drive encrypted using AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST-128[3] and various other encryption methods. BestCrypt v.8 can alternatively mount a subfolder on a NTFS disk instead of a drive. Encrypted virtual disk images are compatible across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
  • Encrypt a set of files into a single, self-extracting archive.
  • Transparently encrypt entire partitions or volumes together with pre-boot authentication for encrypted boot partitions.
  • Two-factor authentication.
  • Hardware accelerated encryption.
  • Anti-keylogging facilities to protect container and volume passwords.
  • Data erasure utility BCWipe to erase unprotected copies of data to compliment encryption.
  • Secret sharing and Public Key authentication methods in addition to basic password-based authentication.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jetico Inc. Oy Mission". Jetico. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  2. ^ "BestCrypt Explorer on Google play". Jetico. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  3. ^ "New Features in BestCrypt Version 8". Jetico. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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