Jetico Product Release Notes: BestCrypt Volume Encryption v.5

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Minimum System Requirements 

  • 50 MB disk space

Supported Operating Systems 

BestCrypt supports the following operating systems  (including 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM-based versions, unless specified otherwise):

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista (x86 only)
  • Windows XP (x86 only)
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 (incl. R2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 only)

For legacy OS including Windows XP (x64), Windows Vista (x64), Windows Server 2003 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 (x64), use this version:

BestCrypt Volume Encryption for legacy OS

NOTE: Itanium platform is not supported. 

Product Updates

18-December-2023 | v.5.12.3 | driver v.4.51

  • Improved the process of automatic recovery for encrypted volumes

17-November-2023 | v.5.12.2 | driver v.4.51

  • Improved driver performance
  • Improved behavior for the icon in system tray
  • Fixed minor bugs

10-October-2023 | v.5.12.1 | driver v.4.51

  • Improved cross-compatibility with Data Shelter
  • Improved stability

31-May-2023 | v.5.11.4 | driver v.4.51

  • Improved Yubikey support
  • Improved stability
  • Fixed minor bugs

09-February-2023 | v.5.11.3 | driver v.4.51

  • Added support for Yubikey 5

27-December-2022 | v.5.11.1 | driver v.4.51

  • Fixed minor bugs in the 'Mount at boot time' and the 'Create Rescue ISO' commands.
  • For improved security, the software now detects the volumes encrypted with an older versions of BestCrypt and suggests re-encryption.
  • Ready for Windows 10 2022 Update (codename "22H2")

23-September-2022 | v.5.11 | driver v.4.50

  • Ready for Windows 11 2022 Update (codename "22H2")

20-September-2022 | v.5.10.5 | driver v.4.50

  • Improved the process of dismounting encrypted drives (Windows Indexing process has occasionally been preventing drives from being dismounted)
  • Addressed an occasional SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION BSOD with fsh.sys

24-May-2022 | v.5.10.1 | driver v.4.50

  • Introduced support for encrypting ARM-based devices

31-March-2022 | v.5.06.0 | driver v.4.48

  • Minor improvements

13-January-2022 | v.5.05.0 | driver v.4.48

  • Updated localization files - translations of version 5 to seven languages are now available 
  • Improved compatibility with Windows updates
  • Improved SED encryption functionality

02-December-2021 | v.5.04.2 | driver v.4.48

  • Improved shell modules compatibility with x86 systems
  • Improved Self-Encrypted Drives functionality
  • Improved compatibility with volumes with non-default Allocation Unit Size
  • Improved real-time status updating in the icon for Windows Tray
  • Optimized memory usage for fsh.sys
  • Fixed errors with Google Drive's virtual drive

26-October-2021 | v.5.03.5 | driver v.4.46

  • Ready for Windows 11
  • Automated boot theme switch when using Unicode encryption password
  • Enabled non-English keyboard layouts installed in Windows to be automatically added to BestCrypt Volume Encryption GUI boot-time password prompt
  • Improved support for integration with Active Directory for Single-Sign-On in Enterprise Edition
  • Fixed error decrypting volumes when TPM was being used for 2FA

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. 

BestCrypt Volume Encryption 5 Beta 

31-August-2021 | v.5.02.11b | driver v.4.46

  • Improved support for keyboards, on-screen keyboards and mice at boot time
  • Fixed occasional app crash in Simple Interface

18-August-2021 | v.5.02.09b | driver v.4.46

  • Improved stability
  • Fixed problems with running Traveller Mode 
  • Fixed minor bugs

06-August-2021 | v.5.02.07b | driver v.4.45

  • Added Safe Mode for BestCrypt Volume Encryption bootloader
  • Improved appearance of graphic boot theme for some screen resolutions
  • Fixed issues with some models of keyboards, on-screen keyboards and mice at boot time
  • Fixed occasional crash of BestCrypt Volume Encryption application when launched as Administrator
  • Fixed occasional BSOD when resuming from sleep with encrypted SED mounted
  • Enhanced error processing in Setup Wizard

06-July-2021 | v.5.02.06b | driver v.4.43

  • Improved compatibility with older EFIs
  • Improved keyboard and pointing devices compatibility and performance
  • Fixed adding new password with different Scrypt parameters
  • Fixed BitLocker compatibility issue for SED (self-encrypting) drives.

03-June-2021 | v.5.02.03b | driver v.4.43

  • Improved BestCrypt Data Shelter behavior on Windows XP
  • Scrypt parameters controls changed from edit boxes to drop-down menus
  • Minor improvements in BestCrypt Data Shelter logging

01-June-2021 | v.5.01.02b | driver v.4.43

  • Announced Beta version of Jetico BestCrypt Volume Encryption 5. Click here to see what's new and download the software