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TrueCrypt Alternative: BestCrypt By Jetico Welcomes Abandoned Users With Familiar UI and Published Source Code

In the wake of last week's discontinuation of TrueCrypt, data protection software developer Jetico welcomes TrueCrypt users with a painless, copy-paste migration to BestCrypt data encryption software. In addition, Jetico has published source codes to prove there are no backdoors or security vulnerabilities.

A feature comparison chart between TrueCrypt and BestCrypt, as well as download details, can be found at: **https://www.jetico.com/welcome-truecrypt-users-migrate-to-bestcrypt**

Jetico's BestCrypt encryption software is commercially maintained and is the industry's most reliable solution to support disk and file encryption of Windows 8 and UEFI computers. Pricing starts at $44.95 (with 25% discount for TrueCrypt users).

"Jetico's BestCrypt actually exceeds TrueCrypt's open source encryption software capabilities," says Michael Waksman, CEO of Jetico. "TrueCrypt was modeled after Jetico's encryption software, which we began developing in 1995, nearly a decade ahead of TrueCrypt's arrival. The similar 'volume' and 'container' structure has helped our business over the years as TrueCrypt users looking for more features and support have switched to Jetico's BestCrypt. Our commercially maintained software offers advanced features and is professionally updated – ensuring that you have reliable, ongoing data protection. If you like TrueCrypt, then you will love us!"

Transparent encryption, hidden or deniable encryption, container-level compatibility across Windows, Linux and Mac and user-friendly interface based on 'drag and drop', are all features of Jetico's TrueCrypt alternative. BestCrypt Container Encryption stores selected files and folders in virtual drives, while BestCrypt Volume Encryption is a more flexible alternative to full disk encryption, offering full support for RAID.

For anyone worried about backdoors hiding in commercial encryption software, Jetico has addressed that concern by opening the source codes of its encryption and key generation modules. Just visit the Support section on Jetico.com to download the BestCrypt Development Kit.

Compared to TrueCrypt, Jetico's BestCrypt offers added features and benefits, including:

  • Full support for Windows 8 and UEFI
  • Swap File encryption
  • Advanced deniable encryption, allowing several hidden containers
  • Keyboard Filter, Anti-Keylogger prevents password interception
  • Military-grade file wiping with BCWipe
  • Professional technical support
  • Ongoing software maintenance

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 is for clearing files with surgical precision such as in response to classified data spills, while BCWipe Total WipeOut can erase hard drive data entirely such as for disposal or decommission. Jetico's BestCrypt protects the data you keep with strong encryption that’s easy to use. Enterprise Editions of Jetico software include Jetico Central Manager to empower Administrators with 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 jetico.com.

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