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Developer(s)Jetico Inc. Oy
Initial release1995; 28 years ago (1995)[1]
Stable release
9.03.16 / December 11, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-12-11)
Operating system
Size5.6–52.3 MB
Available inEnglish, Arabic, Chinese simplified, Czech, Dutch, Persian, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish
TypeDisk encryption software

BestCrypt, developed by Jetico, is a commercial disk encryption app available for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android.[3]

BestCrypt comes in two editions: BestCrypt Volume Encryption to encrypt entire disk volumes;[4] BestCrypt Container Encryption to encrypt virtual disks stored as computer files.[5]

BestCrypt also provides the complimentary data erasure utility BCWipe.[6]

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 Serpent also support XTS mode.


  • Create and mount a virtual drive encrypted using AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST-128[7] and various other encryption methods. BestCrypt v.8 and higher 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.
  • Support for size-efficient Dynamic Containers with the Smart Free Space Monitoring technology.[8]
  • Hardware accelerated encryption.
  • Anti-keylogging facilities to protect container and volume passwords.
  • Data erasure utility BCWipe to erase unprotected copies of data to complement 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. ^ "Data Encryption | Jetico". Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  4. ^ "Encrypt Hard Drives with BestCrypt Volume Encryption | Jetico". Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  5. ^ "Encrypt Files with BestCrypt Container Encryption | Jetico". Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  6. ^ "BestCrypt Container Encryption Features | Jetico". Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  7. ^ "New Features in BestCrypt Version 8". Jetico. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  8. ^ "New Features in BestCrypt Version 9". Jetico Inc. Oy. Retrieved 2015-02-04.

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