Jetico Product Release Notes: BestCrypt Volume Encryption v.4

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Minimum System Requirements 

  • 15 MB disk space

Supported Operating Systems 

BestCrypt Volume Encryption supports the following operating systems, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2011
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003

NOTE: Itanium platform is not supported. 

Product Updates

28-September-2021 | v.5.03.1 | driver v.4.46

  • Announced general availability of BestCrypt Volume Encryption 5
  • Introduced support for ARIA encryption algorithm
  • Added ability to customize parameters for scrypt key derivation algorithm
  • Added support for Self-Encrypting Drives (SED / TCG Opal 2.0)
  • Improved performance for recovery decryption
  • Added ability to embed BestCrypt Volume Encryption modules into Windows Recovery Environment
  • Added BestCrypt Volume Encryption commands to right-click menu for drives in Windows Explorer
  • Improved performance for NVMe drives
  • Improved performance for AES, ARIA and Camellia encryption algorithms
  • Added customizable graphical boot-time password themes
  • Added support for international characters in passwords
  • Added support for wider range of PKCS#15 smart cards and security tokens
  • Added support for TPM as a second factor
  • Added support for Platform Trust Technology (PTT) and other fTPM technologies
  • Added BestCrypt Data Shelter utility to protect data from unauthorized access, even when it's actively in use. 

25-November-2020 | v.4.24.2 | driver 4.34 | service 4.11

  • Ready for Windows 10's October 2020 Update (20H2)

02-April-2020 | v.4.24.1 | driver 4.34 | service 4.11

  • Fixed occasional volume corruption when dismounting volumes during hibernation.
  • Added the command 'Mount a volume to a specified drive letter' to the command line functionality.

12-February-2020 | v.4.23.1 | driver 4.34 | service 4.9

  • Updated recovery utility to support recovering of BCVE boot option.
  • Fixed "Internal error 2" preventing the boot volume to be displayed in the list.

16-January-2020 | v.4.22.0 | driver 4.34 | service 4.7

  • Repaired custom boot-time password prompt theme.
  • Resolved conflict with CyberLink PowerDVD software.

24-December-2019 | v.4.21.0 | driver 4.34

  • Added a distinct BCVE boot option for UEFI systems.
  • Improved 'Registration' procedure.
  • Fixed an issue with screen resolution for boot-time password prompt.
  • Fixed an occasional error in the counter of incorrect passwords attempts.

17-October-2019 | v.4.18.0 | driver 4.32

  • Ready for Windows 10’s November 2019 Update (19H2)

09-September-2019 | v.4.07.17 | driver 4.29.3

  • Fixed 'Watchdog Violation' blue screen, or system freeze at system startup caused by driver memory corruption

27-August-2019 | v.4.07.13 | driver 4.29.1

  • Fixed occasional service deadlock
  • Improved protection of BCVE boot loader

12-July-2019 | v.4.07.9 | driver 4.29

  • Added Japanese translation
  • Added a display of the anti-keylogger's output to the BCVE anti-keylogger testing feature
  • Fixed performance drag on NVMe disks
  • Fixed minor bugs

29-Mar-2019 | v.4.05.1 | driver 4.17

  • Ready for Windows 10 April 2019 Update (Windows 10 1903)
  • Fixed minor bugs

07-Mar-2019 | v.4.04.5 | driver 4.16

  • Updated to comply with Enterprise Edition

21-Dec-2018 | v.4.03.01 | driver 4.14

  • Added support for Yubikey 5
  • Improved rescue decryption utility
  • Fixed error in AutoUpdate utility

06-Dec-2018 | v.4.02.08 | driver 4.12

  • Added 'Automatic dismount' options for encrypted volumes

06-Nov-2018 | v.4.02.07 | driver 4.12

  • Fixed tray icon sometimes not mounting and dismounting volumes
  • Fixed TPM chip not detected on MBR computers
  • Added ability to minimize the encryption progress window
  • Fixed issue with password not accepted sometimes at first attempt for volumes mounted at user's logon

12-Oct-2018 | v.4.02.06 | driver 4.11

  • Fixed encryption process crashing in enterprise mode (JCM v.2)
  • Fixed rescue environment not displaying the progress of decryption
  • Fixed UI being occasionally unresponsive when launched in Administrator mode

27-Sept-2018 | v.4.02.05 | driver 4.11

  • Fixed occasional crash with blue screen at system shutdown
  • Fixed Single Sign-On feature not working when installed within BestCrypt Suite

19-Sept-2018 | v.4.02.03 | driver 4.09 

  • Announced general availability of BestCrypt Volume Encryption v.4 for Windows

News release

List of new features


BestCrypt Volume Encryption v.4 Beta 

16-Aug-2018 | v.4.01.15 | driver 4.08 - Release Candidate

  • Added support for TPM 2.0 
  • Added Traveller Mode Disk function
  • Fixed minor bugs

23-May-2018 | v.4.01.09 | driver 4.04

  • Improved performance for Camellia encryption algorithm
  • Added ability to automatically recover 'Mount at boot time' setting if it was lost during Windows update

24-Apr-2018 | v.4.01.06 | driver 2.94

  • Introduced simplified version of the user interface, now available under Application -> 'Switch to Simple mode'
  • Added ability to display password characters typed at boot time.
  • Corrected errors reported by beta-program participants
  • Updated user manual to describe the new features in more detail

15-Mar-2018 | v.4.01.02 | driver 2.94

  • Announced Beta version of Jetico BestCrypt Volume Encryption v.4. Click here to see what's new and download the software.