Security Software Encryption BestCrypt Volume Encryption

BestCrypt Volume Encryption BestCrypt Volume Encryption 4.02.05 for Windows

by Jetico, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (80 votes)

File Details

File Size 11.2 MB
License Shareware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,380
Publisher Jetico, Inc.
Homepage BestCrypt Volume Encryption

Publisher's Description

BestCrypt Volume Encryption software opens a new class of Volume Encryption products. With the software users can encrypt old MS-DOS style disk partitions as well as modern volumes residing on a number of physical disk devices, for example Spanned, Striped, Mirrored or RAID-5 volumes.

BestCrypt Volume Encryption uses proven strong cryptographic algorithms: AES 256-bit, Blowfish 448-bit, CAST 128-bit, GOST 256-bit, RC6 256-bit, Serpent 256-bit, Twofish - 256-bit. It performs Computer Pre-Boot Authentication if system or boot volume/partition is encrypted. In addition, it supports Alladin hardware tokens.

Latest Reviews

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v3.77.07 on Apr 23, 2018

I like it and used to use it.
The personal pricing is not an amount I'm willing to pay though.

shtraue

shtraue reviewed v1.98.09 on Jan 18, 2008

This is a fine product, however I prefer open-source security over closed one, where source code can be scrutinized by anyone and confirmed that there are no backdoors or other security issues.

BTW upcoming version of TrueCrypt 5.0 will support partition encryption, and there is also another open-source whole disk encryption project - DiskCryptor:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/diskcryptor/

Tenoq

Tenoq reviewed v1.98.08 on Nov 18, 2007

TrueCrypt can be setup to achieve 90% of what BestCrypt Volume Encryption can do, and it's open-source and free (so you can be assured security). And the standard BestCrypt product offers no advantages over TrueCrypt.

$100US? Not this week, guys. I'd say you're better off buying a HDD/laptop with built-in HDD encryption, if full-volume encryption is required.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v1.98.4 on Aug 10, 2007

Jeremy, TrueCrypt is equivalent to the standard version of BestCrypt, but is not equivalent to this BestCrypt Volume Encryption product. And at its current development rate, it never will be.

I understand--and generally agree with--the complaints about closed-source security products. But unfortunately, making these products commercial gives the authors much more incentive to actually develop them. What has TrueCrypt done over the past couple years, outside of minor features and bug fixes?

But still, I will not and cannot completely trust a closed-source commercial product, hence only a 3. I don't care what country it comes from, how pretty it is, or who the authors are. I love the Jetico folks, I really suspect it's trustworthy...but I can't know that it is.

What a catch 22!

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v1.95 on Feb 7, 2007

BestCrypt is nice, but if you want an alternative multi-platform Free Open Source solution, try TrueCrypt. It is peer reviewed.

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v1.89 Beta on Oct 21, 2006

Once again I like this program.. just upgraded it on my systems and everything is working well, although I have not rebooted yet. I am surprised more people do not find this program useful to them, but I guess that will take some time! Final is due out in December from what I hear.

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v1.87 Beta on Sep 18, 2006

Equal to the last version for me. Can't wait for final!

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v1.85 Beta on Sep 12, 2006

This software is great and I have been testing it for awhile now but I want to know it really does what it says it does! Would be nice to see a 3rd party review the source before it comes out. Jetico seems like a cool company so I imagine they will do that but until then we must keep our fingers crossed that it works :)

Avg. Rating 4.0 (80 votes)
Your Rating
ghammer

ghammer reviewed v3.77.07 on Apr 23, 2018

Pros: Excellent functionality, absolutely reliable, company has been around forvere so no worries about orphanware.

Cons: Expensive for personal use.

Bottom Line: I like it and used to use it.
The personal pricing is not an amount I'm willing to pay though.

shtraue

shtraue reviewed v1.98.09 on Jan 18, 2008

This is a fine product, however I prefer open-source security over closed one, where source code can be scrutinized by anyone and confirmed that there are no backdoors or other security issues.

BTW upcoming version of TrueCrypt 5.0 will support partition encryption, and there is also another open-source whole disk encryption project - DiskCryptor:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/diskcryptor/

Tenoq

Tenoq reviewed v1.98.08 on Nov 18, 2007

TrueCrypt can be setup to achieve 90% of what BestCrypt Volume Encryption can do, and it's open-source and free (so you can be assured security). And the standard BestCrypt product offers no advantages over TrueCrypt.

$100US? Not this week, guys. I'd say you're better off buying a HDD/laptop with built-in HDD encryption, if full-volume encryption is required.

hell0

hell0 reviewed v1.98.4 on Aug 10, 2007

Jeremy, TrueCrypt is equivalent to the standard version of BestCrypt, but is not equivalent to this BestCrypt Volume Encryption product. And at its current development rate, it never will be.

I understand--and generally agree with--the complaints about closed-source security products. But unfortunately, making these products commercial gives the authors much more incentive to actually develop them. What has TrueCrypt done over the past couple years, outside of minor features and bug fixes?

But still, I will not and cannot completely trust a closed-source commercial product, hence only a 3. I don't care what country it comes from, how pretty it is, or who the authors are. I love the Jetico folks, I really suspect it's trustworthy...but I can't know that it is.

What a catch 22!

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v1.95 on Feb 7, 2007

BestCrypt is nice, but if you want an alternative multi-platform Free Open Source solution, try TrueCrypt. It is peer reviewed.

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v1.89 Beta on Oct 21, 2006

Once again I like this program.. just upgraded it on my systems and everything is working well, although I have not rebooted yet. I am surprised more people do not find this program useful to them, but I guess that will take some time! Final is due out in December from what I hear.

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v1.87 Beta on Sep 18, 2006

Equal to the last version for me. Can't wait for final!

keystroke

keystroke reviewed v1.85 Beta on Sep 12, 2006

This software is great and I have been testing it for awhile now but I want to know it really does what it says it does! Would be nice to see a 3rd party review the source before it comes out. Jetico seems like a cool company so I imagine they will do that but until then we must keep our fingers crossed that it works :)

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