Jetico Product Release Notes: BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux v.3

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Supported Operating Systems 

BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux supports the following operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 19.10+
  • Ubuntu LTS (16.04+)
  • Debian 8+
  • RedHat / CentOS 8+
  • Fedora 28+
  • Linux Mint 18+
  • Pop!_OS 20.10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, 15
  • OpenSuSE Leap 15.1+

For different Linux distributions, please contact Jetico Technical Support

Product Updates

24-May-2021 | v.3.3.0 - 2630

  • Added support for Fedora 34, Ubuntu 21.04 and Pop!_OS 20.10
  • Added support for Lunux kernel v.5.11

29-October-2020 | v.3.3.0 - 2610

  • Added support for Fedora 33 and Ubuntu 20.10
  • Added support for Linux kernel v.5.8

15-June-2020 | v.3.3.0 - 2606

  • Improved cross-platform compatibility for large containers (2TB+)
  • Fixed minor bugs

03-June-2020 | v.3.3.0 - 2598

  • Added support for Fedora 32 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Added support for Linux kernel v.5.6
  • Migrated BestCrypt Control Panel UI to Qt5
  • Updated once-click installer not to force kernel update on RPM systems unless necessary
  • Fixed minor bugs

13-September-2019 | v.3.2.0 - 2560

  • Updated list of supported Operating Systems
  • Updated bctool utility
  • Updated product documentation
  • Fixed minor bugs

04-December-2018 | v.3.1.0 - 2535

  • Fixed installation issue on some systems with new Linux Kernel (4.16+)

03-May-2018 | v.3.1.0 - 2524

  • Added support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

24-April-2018 | v.3.1.0 - 2523

  • Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3
  • Added support for openSUSE Leap 42.3

22-March-2018 | v.3.1.0 - 2516

  • Improved compatibility with Linux kernel v.4.14+.
  • Added support for Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia.

06-April-2017 | v.3.1.0

  • Added capability to protect container files from unauthorized or accidental commands with 'Container Guard'.
  • Added capability to dismount containers after inactivity as set by the user with 'Resident' mode.
  • Added capability to mount containers in less time by enabling 'Resident' mode, an automatic password prompt at startup.
  • Added support for AES-NI hardware encryption.

16-March-2017 | v.3.0.4

  • Fixed error when loading kernel modules on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2.

03-February-2017 | v.3.0.3

  • Fixed error with file permissions when installing Fedora RPM package.
  • Fixed error when checking licenses for package upgrade.

18-January-2017 | v.3.0.2

  • Added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2.
  • Fixed minor error when mounting hidden containers after creation.

16-November-2016 | v.3.0.1

  • Added support for Linux kernel 4.8 (Fedora 24 updates).

04-October-2016 | v.3.0 
Commercial version 3.0 of BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux released.

  • Added ability to create containers with Keyfiles.
  • Improved compatibility with containers created on Windows, Mac OS and Android.
  • Added ability to perform several operations on different containers simultaneously.
  • Added new key stretching functionality, including control over iteration counter and salt randomizing.
  • Added ability to set mount point, keyfiles, hash algorithm, iterations count, salt and encrypt header at container creation time.
  • Added strong random generation mode at container creation time.
  • Added ability to encrypt headers to disguise encrypted files as random data.
  • Added ability to backup, restore, set keyfiles, encrypt and decrypt header within enhanced Command Line.
  • Simplified creation process, including progress bar of encryption operations, with revamped GUI.
  • Added ability to filter containers.