Linux File Encryption by Jetico Cares for Ultimate User Privacy

6 Apr 2017

BestCrypt Exceeds TrueCrypt Alternative Solutions by Uniquely Featuring Container Guard

HELSINKI, Finland – April 6, 2017 – For privacy-minded Linux users, finding the best TrueCrypt alternative is now easier than ever as Jetico, developer of world-class data encryption software, has just updated BestCrypt Container Encryption to include Container Guard. This unique feature of Jetico’s Linux file encryption protects container files from unauthorized or accidental commands, delivering added security and peace of mind.

"We need to be more vigilant with our sensitive data. Cyber-attacks are now constant, threats to privacy are increasing and more rigid regulations are looming, like the upcoming GDPR in Europe. Innovations in BestCrypt help users to relax – we care for their security throughout their encryption use," states Jetico CEO, Michael Waksman. "Our data protection mission at Jetico means caring for Linux users as well. With a growing desktop OS market share, the Linux community is worthy of our attention."

By monitoring file system operations, Container Guard protects container files from unauthorized or accidental commands, such as copying, modification, moving, deletion, and re-encryption. Only users with the administrator password can disable Container Guard, bolstering the security of sensitive files.

The BestCrypt update also includes Resident mode, an automatic password prompt for mounting containers at startup. That same mode will dismount containers after a time period of inactivity as set by the user. While user-friendly and time-saving, these added features also provide an extra layer of protection when working on shared computers.

To summarize the value of Resident mode, Mr. Waksman comments, "Imagine you must leave your computer for an emergency. Most of the time, you’d remember to close and dismount the container. But in case you don’t, BestCrypt will take care of it, so nothing gets compromised."

On your endpoints or in the cloud, data encrypted with BestCrypt can be accessed via Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices. As a commercially maintained solution for Linux to encrypt file and folder selections, BestCrypt offers regular updates and professional technical support. To address any doubts about the trustworthiness of their solutions, Jetico publicly guarantees no backdoors or related vulnerabilities. In 2013, Jetico published source codes to support their claims.

Click here to download BestCrypt Container Encryption for Linux. The trial license will function for 21 days from the date of installation.

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

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

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