Camellia Encryption Algorithm Now Supported by Jetico’s BestCrypt to Encrypt Files

21 Feb 2018

HELSINKI, Finland – February 21, 2018 – Jetico, developer of world-class tools to encrypt files, has just updated BestCrypt Container Encryption to include Camellia as one of the supported ciphers. Developed in Japan and considered unbreakable by brute-force attack, the Camellia encryption algorithm is a welcome alternative to the more popular Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

"There are no known successful attacks that meaningfully weaken the Camellia algorithm. Yet it seems most commercial encryption tools have not included support for this cipher," explains Jetico CEO, Michael Waksman. "For anyone wishing to rely on Camellia to protect their sensitive information, now they can count on BestCrypt."

Recognized to be the unique 256-bit block encryption algorithm that possesses security levels and processing abilities comparable to AES – BestCrypt’s default option – the Camellia cipher can easily be selected when creating a new container.

The Camellia encryption algorithm is approved for use and has been adopted:

  • In Japan for e-Government systems
  • In Europe by the New European Schemes for Signatures, Integrity and Encryption (NESSIE)
  • Globally by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Mr. Waksman concludes, "At Jetico we are always keeping an eye out; Camellia’s reputation and growing popularity can’t be ignored. More and more cyber security professionals and enthusiasts are discussing Camellia and using it. The BestCrypt R&D team demands to empower our users with the best and latest proven technology available."

About Jetico

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


Valeria Corti
Marketing Manager, Jetico
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Phone (Europe): +358 92 517 3030

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