- 18 March 2014
HELSINKI, Finland – March 18, 2014 – To expand use of disk encryption for UEFI, Jetico has announced a convenient update to their acclaimed disk encryption software. The world's first native encryption software for disk volumes, BestCrypt Volume Encryption is now fully compatible with the latest UEFI-based computers from all known major brands.
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) has revolutionized the way computers boot. UEFI support has been implemented in many different ways by motherboard and laptop vendors. Diversity in UEFI platforms has affected the ability of disk encryption to work consistently on various systems.
Jetico CEO Michael Waksman explains, "We developed this new version after analyzing many reported issues with UEFI support. Unlike alternative disk encryption tools that fall short in secure booting, BestCrypt Volume Encryption now provides the industry's best compatibility with UEFI systems."
Waksman continues, "We've noticed that bigger, more widely-known encryption vendors are struggling with supporting UEFI. Free open-source tools have not yet addressed this issue at all. This release helps separate Jetico from the pack, while also aligned with our mission to be the most agile developer of data protection software."
In addition to improved support for UEFI-based computers, BestCrypt Volume Encryption version 3.62.11 continues to feature:
- Pre-boot authentication - including customization of all text displayed on screen at required password entry
- Support for Windows 8
- Support for GUID Partition Table (GPT)
- Support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for unattended reboot
- Two-factor authentication with removable disk drives
- Trusted encryption algorithms (AES Rijndael, Serpent, Twofish) with the largest possible key size in advanced security XTS encryption mode
Powerful yet easy to use, BestCrypt Volume Encryption is engineered for a wide range of users – from experts at large organizations to people at home. Jetico's disk encryption software provides peace of mind and compliance to anyone concerned with protecting sensitive data on lost or stolen computers.
Since Jetico's original release of volume encryption software 8 years ago, BestCrypt Volume Encryption has reliably delivered a user friendly solution for transparent encryption of data kept on both fixed and removable storage devices - from older MS-DOS styled volumes through to modern Spanned, Striped, Mirrored or RAID-5 volumes, and Windows 8 Storage Spaces.
BestCrypt Volume Encryption – Enterprise Edition
For central management of disk encryption, Jetico also offers an Enterprise Edition of BestCrypt Volume Encryption. In addition to centralized deployment, monitoring and encryption policy distribution, IT Admins are empowered with password recovery for rapid restore of encrypted client data in emergencies such as a forgotten password.
Jetico provides military-standard data protection software for sensitive and mission-critical data throughout the lifecycle. Trusted for over 10 years by the U.S. Department of Defense, Jetico's BCWipe is for clearing files with surgical precision such as in response to classified data spills, while BCWipe Total WipeOut can erase hard drive data entirely such as for disposal or decommission. Jetico's BestCrypt protects the data you keep with strong encryption that's easy to use. Enterprise Editions of Jetico software include Jetico Central Manager to empower Administrators with control of client software on remote computers.
Jetico products are trusted by government and military agencies, all of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors, many national laboratories, as well as various other enterprises and a wide global base of home and small business users in over 100 countries. Founded in 1995, Jetico is privately held and headquartered in the Otaniemi Science Park in Helsinki, Finland. For more information please visit jetico.com.
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Sales & Marketing Manager, Jetico
Phone (U.S.): 1-202-742-2901