Encrypt Files on Mac with BestCrypt

31 May 2011

Jetico's acclaimed file encryption software is now available in a Mac compatible version

Helsinki, FINLAND - May 31, 2011 – Jetico, developers of military-standard data protection software, has announced that their popular BestCrypt Container Encryption software is now released for Mac users. Previously only available on Windows and Linux, Jetico’s proven file encryption software now offers full compatibility with Mac computers.

Ideal for organizations or individuals that need to prevent data leakage and theft, BestCrypt Container Encryption delivers reliable data protection for sensitive or private information. Selected files and folders are automatically encrypted when stored inside BestCrypt container files which work like virtual disk drives. When the virtual disk drive is mounted or opened, you can read and write data or drag and drop files - just like you would with any regular removable disk drive.

Commenting on the new Mac version of BestCrypt, Panu Pietikainen, Jetico's Chief Operating Officer, stated, “Jetico’s launch of the new BestCrypt software for Mac reflects our commitment to delivering high quality, security focused utilities to our customers. This valuable addition ensures that users of our software can encrypt data on a wide range of operating systems.”

“Whether a personal user or an entire organization, we understood that there were Mac users out there that needed to protect their stored data. We wanted to create a product that responded to that need, with features that were relevant for those using Mac systems.” says Mr. Pietikainen. “We believe the new BestCrypt encryption for Mac delivers what customers require.”

BestCrypt's key advantage is working with container files for transfer and storage of encrypted data – compatible across Windows, Linux and Mac. Users can determine the size of the container depending upon their needs, as well as create multiple containers for more flexible data management.

To clarify the user benefit of BestCrypt, Mr. Pietikainen adds, “if a laptop containing confidential or personal information were to be stolen or accessed by an unauthorized person, BestCrypt offers peace of mind that any sensitive files are protected by strong encryption that’s simple to use.”

Compared to Apple's specialized Mac-only FileVault, BestCrypt Container Encryption is a flexible advanced data protection system offering the following added benefits:

  • Encrypt any sensitive files - not just the user home directory Protect data with multiple passwords, public keys and a wide choice of strong encryption algorithms (AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST and others)
  • Container-level compatibility to conveniently store and move encrypted data across major operating systems - Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Hidden containers allowing advanced deniable encryption - cannot be proven to exist
  • Enforce key management policies by changing container encryption keys without losing contents
  • Ease of use that seamlessly integrates into your daily workflow providing automatic and transparent data protection

About Jetico

Jetico provides military-standard data protection software for sensitive and mission-critical data throughout the lifecycle. Approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense, Jetico's BCWipe is for clearing files with surgical precision such as in response to classified data spills, while BCWipe Total WipeOut can erase hard drive data entirely such as for disposal or decommission. Jetico's BestCrypt disguises the data you keep with strong encryption that’s easy to use. Enterprise Editions of Jetico software include Jetico Central Manager to empower Administrators with control of client software on remote computers.

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.


Michael Waksman
Marketing Manager, Jetico
Phone (U.S.): 1-202-742-2901
Phone: +358-92-517-3030

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