- 04 October 2016
Keyfile Support for Linux to Encrypt Files in Jetico’s TrueCrypt Alternative
HELSINKI, Finland – October 4, 2016 – Jetico, leading developer of data protection software, has announced the immediate availability of BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux 3.0. Jetico’s TrueCrypt alternative boasts user-friendly Linux file encryption options, flexible compatibility with Windows, Mac OS and Android (Beta), keyfile support and a slick new look.
Security expert Bruce Schneier claims "If using a proprietary operating system does not fit your threat model, surely Linux is a safer choice. And so I applaud BestCrypt for continually developing Linux file encryption."
For improved usability, version 3.0 offers one-click installation and access to binary packages for popular Linux distributions. "Linux users looking for the ultimate privacy in data protection, will now be happy to install BestCrypt and create new containers in a few simple steps," says Jetico CEO, Michael Waksman. "We’ve also given the graphics a makeover and made it more intuitive."
While every current BestCrypt user on Linux will appreciate the improved security, plus the simplified installation and creation processes, former TrueCrypt users will find even more features to celebrate in this 3.0 release. BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux to encrypt file and folder selections adds another layer of authentication on top of standard password protection by supporting keyfiles - a much beloved and missed feature of now-defunct freeware.
"While some users prefer freeware offering encryption on Linux, it is not as reliable or accountable as a commercially supported tool, like Jetico's BestCrypt," explains Jetico CEO, Michael Waksman.
As a commercially maintained solution for encrypting files and folders on Linux, BestCrypt offers regular updates and professional technical support. To address any doubts about the trustworthiness of their solutions, Jetico publicly guarantees no backdoors or related vulnerabilities. Back in 2013 Jetico published source codes to support their claim. Review the source code.
To summarize the value of BestCrypt Container Encryption, Mr. Waksman concludes, "Unlike competitors that might neglect Linux users, we proudly care for their security needs with file encryption protecting from virtual threats. While drive or disk encryption safeguards from physical threats, like lost or stolen devices, it fails to protect online storage or computers connected to the Internet. Jetico’s BestCrypt ensures that encrypted files stored in the cloud can be accessed on Linux."
Click here to download BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux. The trial license will function for 21 days from the date of installation.
Jetico provides pure and simple data protection software for National Security, Compliance and Personal Privacy. Trusted for over 10 years by the U.S. Department of Defense, Jetico's BCWipe can wipe selected files beyond forensic recovery such as in response to classified data spills, while BCWipe Total WipeOut can erase hard drive data entirely such as for disposal or decommission. To protect stored data, Jetico's BestCrypt delivers compliant data encryption software for whole disks, virtual drives and selected files or folders. Jetico Enterprise Editions include central management for client software control.
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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