BestCrypt

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BestCrypt
BestCrypt v.9 logo.png
BestCrypt for Windows v9.0
BestCrypt for Windows v9.0
Developer(s)Jetico Inc, Oy
Initial release1995; 23 years ago (1995)[1]
Stable release
9.03.2 / April 10, 2017; 19 months ago (2017-04-10)
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
LicenseTrialware
Websitewww.jetico.com/data-encryption

BestCrypt is a commercial disk encryption app for Windows, Linux and OS X, developed by Jetico Inc, Oy. BestCrypt comes in two editions: Volume Encryption edition, which encrypts entire disk volumes; and Container Encryption edition, which encrypts virtual disks stored as computer files. It also provides the 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 Serpent also support XTS mode.

Features[edit]

  • Create and mount a virtual drive encrypted using AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST-128[3] 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.[4]
  • 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.


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References[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.
  4. ^ "New Features in BestCrypt Version 9". Jetico Inc. Oy. Retrieved 2015-02-04.

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