BestCrypt

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Template:No footnotes Template:Infobox software BestCrypt is a commercial disk encryption app for Windows, Linux and OS X, developed by Jetico Inc, Oy. BestCrypt comes in two editions: Volume Encryption edition, which encrypts entire disk volumes; and Container Encryption edition, which encrypts virtual disks stored as computer files. It also provides the complimentary data erasure utility BCWipe.

Cryptographic algorithms

BestCrypt supports a wide variety of block cipher algorithms including AES, Serpent, Blowfish, Twofish, DES, Triple DES, GOST 28147-89. All ciphers support CBC and LRW modes of operation while AES, Twofish and Serpent also support XTS mode.

Features

  • Create and mount a virtual drive encrypted using AES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST-128[1] and various other encryption methods. BestCrypt v.8 and higher can alternatively mount a subfolder on a NTFS disk instead of a drive. Encrypted virtual disk images are compatible across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
  • Encrypt a set of files into a single, self-extracting archive.
  • Transparently encrypt entire partitions or volumes together with pre-boot authentication for encrypted boot partitions.
  • Two-factor authentication.
  • Support for size-efficient Dynamic Containers with the Smart Free Space Monitoring technology.[2]
  • Hardware accelerated encryption.
  • Anti-keylogging facilities to protect container and volume passwords.
  • Data erasure utility BCWipe to erase unprotected copies of data to complement encryption.
  • Secret sharing and Public Key authentication methods in addition to basic password-based authentication.


See also

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