File Encryption on Mac OS X Easier Than Ever with Jetico's BestCrypt

15 Mar 2016

Jetico's TrueCrypt Alternative Now Supports Keyfiles

HELSINKI, Finland – March 15, 2016 – Mac users now have vastly improved options for protecting their data as Jetico, developer of world-class data encryption software, has just released BestCrypt Container Encryption 2.0 - their TrueCrypt alternative for Mac. The latest release for Mac boasts such new features such as user-friendly file encryption options, flexible compatibility with Windows and Linux, keyfile support and a slick new look.

Jetico CEO Michael Waksman explains the strategy behind this release: "Over the years, we’ve achieved our goal of continuously delivering top-notch security on any Windows operating system. This release for Mac ensures that our customers can stick with their long-trusted use of BestCrypt on a full range of operating systems."

On top of matching the Windows features of BestCrypt Container Encryption, the target of this release was also to improve the current user experience by embracing the ideal of intuitive usability for Mac. "Many people love their Mac computers because they are so easy to use," says Waksman. "Since BestCrypt offers the precious service of protecting sensitive data, it’s so important to avoid annoying our savvy Mac users with clunky software. At best, a frustrating experience undermines the main purpose of having a Mac; at worst, it discourages people from seeking the data protection they need."

The most impressive new features in BestCrypt Container Encryption for Mac 2.0 include:

  • Enhanced usability
    Create a new container in just one click, view a progress bar of encryption operations and access protected containers directly from Finder.
  • Container-level compatibility across all major platforms
    Whether it’s Windows, Linux or Mac, as long as your computer has BestCrypt installed, it can read BestCrypt-protected files that originated from any operating system. Android users can also experience platform-agnostic container management from their devices using the BestCrypt Explorer app, currently in beta and available for free from Google Play.
  • Support for keyfiles 
    Add another layer of authentication on top of standard password protection with support now for keyfiles - a much beloved and missed feature of now-defunct TrueCrypt.
  • Access to encrypted containers for Mac without BestCrypt
    BestCrypt Traveller, a free tool provided by Jetico, was previously only available for Windows. Now fully Mac-compatible, BestCrypt Traveller enables authorized access to containers on either platform, even if BestCrypt is not on other computers being used, all without installing any new applications.

While every current BestCrypt user on Mac will appreciate the updated aesthetics, plus the simplified mounting and sorting processes, security experts working with Mac and multi-platform environments will find even more features to celebrate in this 2.0 release. Featuring state-of-the-art hashing and salting functions, BestCrypt Container Encryption for Mac 2.0 protects all passwords from brute-force attacks with the best resistance a security expert would expect. Users may also perform several operations with different containers simultaneously - great news for data-heavy industries and enterprise environments.

Many people already use FileVault, Mac’s built-in disk encryption solution. Yet for more complete privacy, BestCrypt provides a valuable added layer of protection by managing selected data at the file or folder level, particularly for active computers while in use.

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
Sales and Marketing Manager, Jetico 
Phone (U.S.): +1 202 742 2901
Phone (Europe): +358 92 517 3030

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