Jetico products are used in over 100 countries by government and military agencies, national laboratories, industrial manufacturers, as well as various other enterprises and a wide global base of home and small business users. Founded in 1995, Jetico is privately held and headquartered in the Otaniemi Science Park in Espoo, Finland.
In 1993, the team that would become Jetico commenced the development of encryption products. The first project was to design a customized chip to implement the complex GOST28147-89 encryption algorithm. Our LS06 RISC cryptoprocessor achieved top performance on the market.
In 1994, we designed encryption hardware for personal computers based on the LS06C20 cryptoprocessor.
In 1995, Jetico Chairman, Tommi Rasila founded Jetico in Tampere, Finland along with a team of highly skilled developers. Sergey Frolov and Alexander Pichuev have been leading Jetico development since the beginning.
BestCrypt software was developed step-by-step beginning from a command-line encryption utility for DOS to 32-bit software for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP and to modern 64-bit versions of Windows Vista/XP/Windows Server 2003.
For over ten years we have been working on a line of secure data deletion software - BCWipe and BCWipe Total WipeOut (formerly known as BCWipePD). The software is now in use by a significant number of government agencies around the world. We are often asked to provide customer references in the government sector, but we are bound by current agreements to not name any names due to national security reasons. However, since it was published in the U.S. press, we can say on the record that our BCWipe software was used by Bill Clinton's administration in the White House.
Versions of BestCrypt and BCWipe have been developed for the Linux operating system, since various governments have considered migrating to that operating system over the past few years.
At present, Jetico offers BestCrypt and BCWipe for Linux, Mac and Windows, including a 64-bit version of the operating system, BCArchive software for encrypting files using a number of existing standards for public key encryption, and we've started a line of network protection software and released Jetico Personal Firewall.
We have built-in compatibility between encryption data formats for all our products. A user who bought BestCrypt for DOS4.x in 1993 and encrypted some data then, can now access it using our latest software.
We would like to thank everyone who has over the years provided us with comments and suggestions for software enhancements and additions. Read more about Our Gratitude. Many of the suggestions have been incorporated into the software. Without them, our products would not be what they are.