Jetico Personal Firewall Now Free, Focusing R&D on Wiping and Encryption Software

13 Apr 2016

HELSINKI, Finland – April 13, 2016 – Jetico, developer of world-class data protection software, announced today that its Jetico Personal Firewall, previously retailing at a premium rate, will now be available as a free download for users with Windows 8 or earlier. Jetico stated that the strategic maneuver will help the company devote more time and resources to its increasingly popular data wiping and encryption software.

The announcement is a direct answer to Jetico’s rapidly growing customer base, a mix of home and enterprise users who rely on the company to vigilantly update BestCrypt and BCWipe, Jetico’s encryption and wiping products. In keeping with the company’s ongoing advocacy efforts regarding data protection software for a broad range of users, Jetico believes this added commitment to encryption and wiping technology will best defend its customers from today’s increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals.

Users holding a current Personal Firewall license will be entitled to a free license for Jetico’s complete endpoint data protection solution, which includes:

  • BestCrypt Volume Encryption, a solution for disk encryption, offering protection in the case of a lost or stolen computer;
  • BestCrypt Container Encryption, a solution to encrypt files and folders, protecting against virtual threats; and
  • BCWipe, a solution to wipe files and folders, removing all traces of unwanted files and keeping computers free of data remanence.

“Converting Jetico Personal Firewall to a free download is an important strategic step,” said Jetico CEO, Michael Waksman. “Not only are we able to better serve our customers in the long run, but we’re better positioned to maintain our status as the industry’s premier experts focused purely on data protection.” He continued, “I want to thank our firewall users for entrusting Jetico with their network protection for over ten years. Without your input and loyalty, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

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 
Phone (U.S.): +1 202 742 2901
Phone (Europe): +358 92 517 3030

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