Stop Waiting for File Encryption with TrueCrypt Alternative by Jetico

17 Dec 2014

HELSINKI, Finland – December 17, 2014 – Jetico, leading developer of security software, has announced the immediate availability of BestCrypt Container Encryption version 9.0. Jetico’s long-trusted file encryption offers a unique advantage in its TrueCrypt alternative by delivering instant access to dynamic containers. Already fully compatible with Windows® 8, this new version allows users to encrypt files on Windows® 10 Technical Preview.

Jetico CEO Michael Waksman explains, "Current solutions on the market force you to wait for a container to complete its encryption process before you can add any files you wish to protect. Completing encryption of a new container can take many hours. Now in BestCrypt, you can start adding files immediately with instant access to encrypted containers. The BestCrypt container will finish encrypting in the background while you work. Many of our users work under tight schedules and have been anxiously awaiting this new unique feature."

While Dynamic Containers allow your encrypted storage to expand as you go, constant awareness of free space status is critical for their stability. By featuring Smart Free Space Monitoring, BestCrypt Container Encryption monitors system parameters and constantly indicates the amount of data that can be written to the container for optimized stability.

About Jetico's File Encryption Software

BestCrypt Container Encryption version 9.0 offers the following added features and benefits:

  • Support for Dynamic Containers featuring Smart Free Space Monitoring
  • Instant container creation
  • Support for Windows® 10 Technical Preview
  • Support for large containers (>2 TB)
  • Improved security in new key generator
    - Added Whirlpool, SHA512 and SHA-3 hash algorithms
    - Added support for hash-DRBG iteration count
  • Overall performance boost
    - 30% speed increase compared to the previous version
  • New improved GUI - Enhanced user experience from updated container creation interface and refreshed icons

Waksman concludes, "Looking ahead, our users can take comfort in knowing that BestCrypt is already built to support Windows 10 Technical Preview."

BestCrypt Container Encryption – Enterprise Edition

For central management of file encryption, Jetico also offers an Enterprise Edition of BestCrypt Container Encryption. In addition to centralized deployment and monitoring, IT Admins are empowered with password recovery for rapid restore of encrypted client data in emergencies such as a forgotten password.

About Jetico

Jetico provides military-standard data protection software for sensitive and mission-critical data throughout the lifecycle. 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 strong encryption that's easy to use for whole disks, virtual drives and selected files or folders. Enterprise Editions of Jetico software include central management for 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

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